EMRB holds first board meeting, names chair and vice-chair

EMRB holds first board meeting, names chair and vice-chair

The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) will be led for at least one more year by William Choy, mayor of Stony Plain.

At its Dec. 9 meeting, the first since the municipal election, the board made various appointments and welcomed six new members, including Edmonton's Mayor Amarjeet Sohi.

Choy will continue as chair until the end of 2022, at which point the board will determine whether to continue with an elected or non-elected chair. Allan Gamble, mayor of Parkland County, will take over from Alanna Hnatiw as vice-chair in January.

Over the next few months, the board will determine its priorities for the next four years.

"This board has an important task ahead, to consider the work that has been achieved and ensure we come together to leverage opportunities and tackle complex issues so that our residents, businesses, and municipalities continue to succeed and thrive," said Choy.

"Our work is legacy work, we focus on the bigger picture, knowing the decisions we make today will help to ensure a prosperous region for future generations."

Photo: Mayor William Choy of Stony Plain (Supplied)