About PREDA

What is PREDA?

The Peace Region Economic Development Alliance (PREDA) is one of 9 Regional Economic Development Alliances (REDA) in the province of Alberta.

PREDA is a partnership of 27 municipalities working together to guide regional economic development of Alberta’s northwest – affectionately referred to as the Peace Region (click here for map link). Membership also includes Northern Lakes College and Community Futures; both of which provide regional support data on small businesses, entrepreneurs, and skilled trade and services needed across the region.

PREDA was incorporated as a not for profit Corporation under The Companies Act of Alberta in October 2000.

Our Mission is to continue to grow a vibrant economy that explores, promotes and facilitates new emerging opportunities, competitiveness and innovation.

Our Vision is one where the Peace Country has: planned and balanced growth; strong stewardship of its resources; and the ability to proactively manage economic change.

2022-2026 Board of Directors

The PREDA Board of Directors is elected from PREDA municipal membership at the Annual General Meeting.  Positions are held for four years. By-elections are held sooner if a position becomes vacant. The Board manages the annual operations, makes financial decisions, and acts as the personnel committee.

Elaine Garrow – MD of Spirit River, Chair Joe Chelick – Village of Rycroft, Director
Ken Hildebrand – Town of Sexsmith , Director Carolyn Kolebaba – Northern Sunrise, Director
Brian Peterson – County of Grande Prairie, Director Deanne Wendland – Birch Hills County, Director
Robert Willing РMD of Peace, Director  Gary These РCounty of Northern Lights, Director

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