Economic Development Lethbridge in search of new Board of Director members
Jan 6, 2021
Lethbridge, AB…Economic Development Lethbridge (EDL) is looking for new members to join its Board of Directors. With the new year, the search for 2 visionary community members to replace outgoing directors of the Board is underway. The 2 sectors that the organization is recruiting for are: Community & Social Services, and Sports/Recreation. Both of these sectors were represented by community members who served 4 year terms and have met the maximum allotted time for continuous membership on the Board.
The EDL Board of Directors is comprised of up to 31 community leaders from a variety of sectors and organizations within the region that provide relevant feedback, guidance and help in the decision-making process of the Economic
Development Lethbridge CEO and team members. Board members often provide networking opportunities for the
organization by leveraging their contacts and knowledge in an effort to help EDL to the best of their abilities. EDL is a
nonprofit organization, funded in part by the City of Lethbridge, with a mandate to help attract potential business and
investment to Lethbridge, and assist existing business in the community to grow.
“This past year we really unlocked the knowledge, expertise and sense of community represented by our Board of
Directors,” says EDL Chief Executive Officer, Trevor Lewington. “COVID-19 affected the lives of each and every person on our board and in our community in different ways, and working with Board members to figure out plans, projects and economic recovery efforts for the region moved along much faster because of the combined expertise and experience of the Board.”
“Helping an organization who truly has the best interest of the Lethbridge economy and the economy of the surrounding area at its core has been a privilege,” says outgoing Board President and Community & Social Services sector representative Sandra Mintz, who will stay on the Board in the role of Past President. “Seeing all the hard work EDL does and how they go forth and strive to make Lethbridge a destination not just for businesses but residents as well, is something I’m truly happy to have been a part of. The EDL Board of Directors is full of passionate people, with the common goal of lifting up our city. Each person on the Board has a wealth of knowledge and experience in their sector but when we all come together we live up to our community brand of being a city and community that is Brighter Together.”
Members of the Board of Directors for Economic Development Lethbridge are asked at a minimum to volunteer two hours per month to attend monthly board meetings which are usually held the 3rd Wednesday of each month. To become a board member please send a current resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, January 25th at 4:30 p.m. Individuals interested in becoming an EDL board member can find out more online at chooselethbridge.ca/board-ofdirectors.
Economic Development Lethbridge is an arm’s length organization, supported by the City of Lethbridge, governed by a 31- member volunteer Board of Directors and managed by a team of professionals dedicated to promoting economic prosperity in Lethbridge.
For more information, contact:
Trevor Lewington, CEO
Economic Development Lethbridge