Board of Directors


Tom Burton

Tom Burton

Tom is a fifth term elected official, currently serving as a Councillor for the Municipal District of Greenview #16. Tom is also in his fifth term as the Director of District 4 of the Alberta Association Municipal Districts & Counties. Tom has been a member of the DeBolt Fire & Rescue since 1993 serving as Chief since 1995 and an EMR since 2001.
[email protected] 780.512.1558


Vice Chair (North)

Marty Paradine

Marty Paradine

Marty Paradine is the CAO and Development Officer for the Town of Valleyview.  As a Professional Engineer, he truly appreciates the value in integrating the two disciplines of planning and engineering. Prior to making the move to the public sector, Marty worked in the resource sector as a project manager and operations engineer.
[email protected]  780.524.5150


Vice-Chair (South)

Candace Banack, RPP, MCIP

Candace Banack

Candace Banack is a Senior Policy Planner with the Town of Cochrane. She works on various long range policy and current planning projects within the Town.
[email protected]  403.851.2578



Edgard Farah

Edgard Farah

Edgard is an architect and an urban designer with over 5 years of international experience in town planning and urban development. Edgard is working as a Planner with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
[email protected]  403.383.8740



Larry Armfelt

Larry Armfelt

Larry is a Councillor of Northwest, Baptiste/Island Lake Area in Athabasca County.
[email protected]   780.689.8706

Garrett Tomlinson

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Garret is the Reeve of Northern Sunrise County. He began working with the Lubicon Lake Nation in 2004. Garrett studied Political Science and Native American Studies at the University of Lethbridge. He is an EMT, and he and his wife are local business owners.
[email protected]  780.624.0013

Tom Johnston, PHD


Tom is an Associate Professor, Department of Geography with the University of Lethbridge.
[email protected]  403.329.2534


Ryan Siersma


Ryan is a planner with Dillon Consulting Limited in Calgary. Ryan graduated from the University of Calgary with a Master’s degree in Planning and from Queen’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography.  He has experience in policy planning, land use planning and public consultation.
[email protected]  403.215.8880 ext 4363



Rod McDermand

Rod McDermand

Rod is a Councillor of Division 1 of Lacombe County. Previously he has served as the Past Chair of Alberta Blue Cross, Past Chair of the Management Employment Pension Board and the Past Director of CEIDY. Rod is a grain farmer in Lacombe County.
[email protected]  403.318.1503


Nick Pryce, RPP, MCIP


Nick is the Director of V3’s Planning Group and has over 20years of planning experience in New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom.  His has worked in both the private and public sectors with experiences in public engagement/facilitation, sustainable development, transportation, governance, mixed land use development, climate change and commercial and residential development.  Nick’s specializes in the area of policy and regulatory work.
[email protected] 587.754.2101



Nick Lapp RPP, MCIP

Edgard Farah

Nick is a Director of Planning with the County of Grande Prairie.
[email protected] 780.830.8897


Jessi Fry

 Edgard Farah

Jessi has a Bachelor of Arts and has previously worked in journalism and disability management. She has completed the Master of Planning at the University of Calgary. Jessi enjoys volunteering for affordable housing projects and is interested in healthy and accessible communities. She is currently working as a planner for the City of St. Albert.
[email protected]  587.988.9436


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