Economic Development Advisory Committee

The Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) is a Standing Committee of council and acts in an advisory role by making recommendations and providing advice to City Council and Administration regarding the implementation of the Economic Development Strategy, “Partnerships for Prosperity”. Our dedicated EDAC members, as ambassadors of economic development, take a proactive approach to economic and business growth within Spruce Grove.

The Economic Development Advisory Committee has eight members appointed by City Council for one- or two-year terms. Meetings are held every six weeks or at the call of the Chair. Our members include:

  • Two (2) members of Council of which one will chair the Committee;
    • Alderman Bill Steinburg, Chair
    • Alderman Wayne Rothe
    • Ald. Searle Turton
  • Two (2) members to be nominated by the Spruce Grove and District Chamber of Commerce;
    • Chamber representative Mr. Chad Zender
    • Chamber representative Ms. Charlene Bell
  • Two (2) members to represent industrial and commercial stakeholders;
    • Mr. Robert Smith
    • Mr. Nizar Abouchami
  • Two (2) members of the public-at-large.
    • Mr. Bruce Mullett
    • Ms. Cindy Barclay
  • Members from City Administration (non-voting) to provide administrative / technical support
    • Dave Walker, Manager Economic and Business Development
    • Karla Gould,Economic Development Specialist - Industrial
    • Jamie-Lynn Pitts, Economic Development Specialist - Commercial


EDAC Terms of Reference PDF