The Lethbridge Region Board of Directors

Meet the Lethbridge Region board of directors

Community Futures Lethbridge Region has a wonderful board of directors. They’re all experienced in the world of business and volunteer their time to help make this community even stronger than it already is.

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Board of Directors

SEPTEMBER 2019

Back row from left to right:  Steve Campbell - Lethbridge County, Ed Weistra - Village of Barons, Don McDowell - Town of Nobleford (former Board Member), Darlene Sinclair - Executive Director, Ron Fromm - Town of Raymond, Larry Nilsson - Village of Stirling, Rory Sailer - Member at Large. 

Front row from left to right:  Barbara Edgecombe-Green - Town of Coalhurst, Curtis Goodman - City of Lethbridge, Henry Doeve - Member at Large, Cathy Moore - Town of Picture Butte.

Missing: Brian Oliver - Town of Raymond, Corné Mans - Director, Town Of Nobleford, Doreen Lloyd - Director, Town Of Coaldale

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Henry Doeve

Chair

Since 1981 Henry Doeve and his family have operated a successful dairy farm in the Sunnyside area just east of Lethbridge.

“We chose this area for all of its great attributes,” he says. “The irrigation, the friendly people and, of course, the sunshine. We’ve been here for 38 years and never looked back.”

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After several years spent establishing his business, Doeve decided it was time to give back to the community. He was appointed to the County of Lethbridge appeals board in 1996 and spent the next six years as chairman working to help resolve disputes involving landowners.

Doeve’s experience on the appeals board got him more involved in the public service and he was invited to join the Alberta Irrigation Council. He served twelve years on the Alberta Irrigation Council and six years on the Lethbridge College Board of Governors. From 2007 to 2017, Doeve also served on the Lethbridge County Council.

Curtis Goodman

Vice-Chair

Curtis started his own business ‘Project Goodman’ while in grade 5 and over the next 15 years or so he transformed the business from offering landscaping services to offering property management and business services.

During this time he also completed his Bachelor of Management and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Lethbridge.

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Curtis has a varied business background with experience, outside of his own business, as Projectionist and Supervisor at the Wales Theatre, Information Technology Lab Instructor at the University of Lethbridge, and Office Manager at Thiessen Law Group.

He’s also the founding organiser of ‘Love & Records' the largest outdoor record fair in Western Canada and a music festival that’s held annually in Downtown Lethbridge every September.

Curtis can often be found volunteering in the community and assisting friends and family with their own entrepreneurial endeavours.

Steve Campbell

Director, Lethbridge County          

Steve was born and raised in the Nobleford area. He currently operates the family farm that was homesteaded in 1904 and he’s currently in his third term as a Lethbridge County Councillor.

He and his wife enjoy curling in their spare time and have two children. He also graduated with a Business Administration Diploma from Lethbridge College.

Corné Mans

Director, Town Of Nobleford

Born and raised in the farming community of Southern Alberta, Corné shares ownership in the food distribution company Galimax Trading Inc. Located in Nobleford.

Corné spent six months working in New Zealand before finding his roots back in Southern Alberta where he attended Lethbridge College to achieve his business management diploma in April 2013.

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He was elected to the office of the council for the Town of Nobleford in 2019 and he was appointed to represent Community Futures Lethbridge in the fall of 2019. 

From day-to-day business activities to time spending with family and friends, he always spreads a positive glow of energy.

Ron Fromm

Director, Town Of Raymond

Representing the Town of Raymond, newly elected Councillor Ron Fromm, has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. 

He is the Executive Director of Southern Alcare Manor, a third-stage addiction recovery facility in Lethbridge. 

With previous experience in the Credit Union System Ron is eager to contribute to Community Futures Lethbridge Region to help positively impact our communities.

Larry Nilsson

Director, Village Of Stirling

Councillor Nilsson has lived in the Village of Stirling for 40 years now and after graduating from BYU (Business Management) he worked for Bowman Distribution for 32 years.

He’s now retired but served on the School Board for 18 years and was the mayor of Stirling from 2003 - 2010. He’s currently serving his third term on Council. 

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He was elected to the office of the council for the Town of Nobleford in 2019 and he was appointed to represent Community Futures Lethbridge in the fall of 2019. 

From day-to-day business activities to time spending with family and friends, he always spreads a positive glow of energy.

Doreen Lloyd

Director, Town Of Coaldale

Doreen has always lived in Coaldale where she has served the community in many ways.

She’s currently serving her first term on Town Council but she’s also served three terms as School Trustee for Palliser Regional Schools, numerous terms as president of the Chamber of Commerce and many other organizations. 

Doreen also worked as a successful realtor for 21 years.

Barbara Edgecombe-Green

Director, Town Of Coalhurst

Appointed to the Board in October 2016 Barbara has a lot of experience and expertise to share.

She came to Canada in 1971 as a Northern Nurse Practitioner and while working in Northern Manitoba and NWT she completed a B.Sc. from the University of Alberta.

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She was a Nurse Consultant for the Federal Government and for Alberta Health before coming to Lethbridge as Director of Nursing for the Lethbridge Health Unit in 1981.

In 2000, she retired as Director of Population Health for Chinook Health.

Barbara has lived in Coalhurst since arriving in Southern Alberta and was a member of the School Advisory Board before becoming a Town Councillor in 1984 and then-Mayor from 1994 - 2004. She returned to Town Council in 2013.

During her time on Council, she has served on a variety of boards and committees including the Mayor and Reeves Committee, Emergency Management Committee and past Chair of the Oldman River Service Agency.

Rory Sailer

Director, Member At Large

Rory Sailer joined the Board as a Member at Large in January of 2015, he has lived in Lethbridge all of his adult life. He attended Lethbridge Community College and worked at Scamper Canada in Design Engineering. 

In 1982, he started Southland Welding Ltd. with his brother to manufacture horse and stock trailers, cargo, gravel and grain boxes.

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That company grew into Southland Industries, Lethbridge Truck Equipment and Royal Trailers.  After selling his interest in Southland he started Chinook Country Trailers and worked with Southland and Lethbridge County servicing and completing infrastructure for the Broxburn Business Park. 

Rory is currently President of a Commercial Condo Association and manages commercial buildings in Lethbridge and Coaldale.

Cathy Moore

Director, Town Of Picture Butte

Cathy has been in the community for 22 years and was elected to a four-year term as a Councillor for the Town of Picture Butte in 2013, and as Mayor in 2017. 

She worked at the Scotia Bank as a customer service representative, the Picture Butte Golf Course reconciling the daily worksheets and the Town of Picture Butte as an office clerk. 

She and her husband also own Moore Industrial Water Treatment and Cathy is regularly involved with the Picture Butte Transportation Society.

Brian Oliver

Director, Town Of Magrath

Brian was recently re-elected to the Town of Magrath Town Council. He owned and successfully operated Magrath Paint and Body for 36 years until his retirement in July 2013. 

He is the President of the Magrath Handi Bus and is on the Board of Directors of the Magrath Curling Club and a past Board Member of the Magrath Golf Club.

His hobbies include curling, golfing, cycling and woodworking.

Ed Weistra

Director, Village Of Barons

Ed has been in the community for 10 years and he was re-elected Mayor of the Village of Barons.  He owned and operated a transmission overhaul business for 5 years.

Ed has been involved with the Ag Society of Barons for a year, President of the Chinook Auto Racers for four consecutive years, worked with Habitat for Humanity and spent four years with the Hardieville Community Association.

 

Interested In Becoming A Board Member Or Committee Volunteer? Get In Touch!

Impact the growth of our community and join our board. We’re always looking for great people to help better our business community here in the Lethbridge region and offer new growth opportunities to Lethbridge region based entrepreneurs.

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2626 South Parkside Drive
Lethbridge, AB  T1K 0C4
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Communities Served

Barons, Blood Band Reserve, Broxburn, Coaldale, Coalhurst, Del Bonita, Diamond City, Iron Springs, Kipp, Lethbridge, Magrath, Monarch, Nobleford, Picture Butte, Raymond, Shaughnessy, Spring Coulee, Stand Off, Stirling, Tempest, Turin, Welling and other surrounding towns near Lethbridge