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Alberta Wheat Commission Prepares for Regional Elections

Nominations close and inaugural slate of nominees is announced.

(Calgary, Alberta) – The Alberta Wheat Commission’s inaugural call for nominations for Regional Directors is now closed. The following Directors will be declared elected by acclamation at their respective regional meetings later this month:

Region 1
Lynn Jacobson
Gary Stanford

Region 2
Kevin Auch
Ron Nerland

Region 4
Ron Kuhn
Greg Porozni

Region 5    
Ron Heck    
Henry Vos

Three candidates filed nomination papers in Region 3. Eligible producers in attendance at the Region 3 meeting on November 30 in Red Deer will cast their votes to select two Directors from among the following nominees:

Kent Erickson (Irma) Tom Jackson (Killam) Terry Young (Lacombe)

The Commission will also be calling for nominations from the floor for up to three (3) Regional Representatives at each of the following regional meetings:

Region 2
Strathmore, November 19

Region 4
Vermilion, November 22

Region 5  
Fairview, November 16

Elections of three Regional Representatives per region will also take place at the regional meetings in Lethbridge on November 21 (Region 1) and in Red Deer on November 30 (Region 3). The following candidates in each region filed their nomination papers by the deadline:

Region 1
Josh Fankhauser
Jacob Kodde
Scott Lehr
Stephen Vandervalk

Region 3 
Michael Ammeter
Jason Olsen
Harold Haugen
Trevor Petersen  
Jason Lenz 

Wayne Tuck of Vegreville will officially be declared elected by acclamation as the Regional Representative for Region 4 at the regional meeting in Vermilion on November 22. The Alberta Wheat Commission wishes to thank all the producers who put their names forward to represent their regions and serve the organization.

The Alberta Wheat Commission is a producer-directed organization that represents the interests of and serves as the single voice for all of Alberta’s wheat producers.

For more information please contact:

Rick Istead General Manager, Alberta Wheat Commission
C (403) 869-8184