Who We Are

Alberta's Industrial Heartland is one of the world's most attractive locations for chemical, petrochemical, oil, and gas investment. It is also Canada's largest hydrocarbon processing region. The region's 40+ companies (click for 2014 Industry Guide), several being world scale, provide fuels, fertilizers, power, petrochemicals and more to provincial and global consumers.

Municipal Members

Board Members 2013

Board Members (Back row, then front row):
Reeve Wayne Woldanski, Lamont County
Mayor Tom Flynn, Sturgeon County
Councillor Ed Gibbons, Edmonton
Mayor Gale Katchur, Fort Saskatchewan
Mayor Roxanne Carr, Strathcona County

Alberta's Industrial Heartland is guided by a non profit association of municipalities dedicated to sustainable eco-industrial development. Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) was created in 1998 by the municipalities who each had land within the geographic area of Alberta's Industrial Heartland.

A leading principal of AIHA is promoting responsible development within the region. This includes ensuring the region is ready for development in its infrastructure, services, and land use zoning principles. AIHA recognizes that activities in the area can have a major impact on neighboring communities and affect their service delivery as well. Together, the municipalities take a proactive and cooperative approach to planning and industrial development.

The five municipal partners have land within the geographic boundaries of the Heartland and each have one vote within the Association:


Associate Membership was added in 2011. Associate Members are municipalities invited to participate on committees, task forces, and attend Board meetings. While Associate Members do not have voting rights, their views contribute to the actions taken by the Association.  

The three Associate Members include:


Board of Directors

As a not-for-profit association, AIHA is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of one representative of each of the five municipal partners. The Board of Directors provides general direction and strategic priorities for AIHA Executive Director (Neil Shelly) and staff members. Ensuring responsible, productive, and environmentally sound development, the Board and AIHA staff work closely with numerous stakeholders, including government, private industry, and area residents.  
 

Chair Reeve Wayne Woldanski   Lamont County    
Vice Chair  Councillor Ed Gibbons City of Edmonton
Director  Mayor Gale Katchur City of Fort Saskatchewan 
Director  Mayor Roxanne Carr       Strathcona County
Director  Mayor Tom Flynn Sturgeon County

 

 

 


 



 

 

 
Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association strives to:

  • provide a single approach to promote and facilitate industrial development
  • proactively and efficiently collaborate on facilitating services and infrastructure
  • plan for the area's use while maximizing attractiveness and efficient industrial development
  • minimize conflicts on land use and the environment, and coordinate environmental quality and sustainability standards
  • promote open communication and harmony of participating municipalities and interested parties, and provide opportunities for industrial and non-industrial landowners to take part in planning and development
  • promote and support a coordinated approach to achieving and maintaining appropriate standards of emergency preparedness, public safety, and health

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