Board & Executive

Board of Directors

PEP’s Board of Directors is made up of 33 appointed members, representing 22 shareholders who are comprised of municipalities and one college.

As of November 1, 2016
Member / Shareholder Elected Representative Business Representative
City of Brooks Fred Rattai
City of Medicine Hat Jim Turner Sandra Blyth
County of Forty Mile Bryne Lengyel Chantal Timmons
County of Newell Brian de Jong
Cypress County Art Squire Alf Belyea
MD of Acadia Peter Rafa
Special Areas Bob Gainer Jay Slemp
Town of Bassano Lynn MacWilliam Jackie Peterson
Town of Bow Island Alan Hyland Marjorie Moncrieff
Town of Hanna Jason Smith Richard Preston
Town of Oyen Doug Jones Stacey Wiechnik
Town of Redcliff Eric Solberg
Village of Cereal Tami Olds Crystal Anderson
Village of Consort Tony Owens Monique Jeffrey
Village of Duchess Shannyn Rus
Village of Empress Arlen Johnston Debbie Ross
Village of Foremost Ken Kultgen Brent Burton
Village of Rosemary Don Gibb
Village of Youngstown Robert Blagen
Medicine Hat College David Petis Cindy Slenders

Executive Committee

As of July 1, 2017
 President and Board Chairman  Jay Slemp (Special Areas)
 First Vice President  Jim Turner (City of Medicine Hat)
 Second Vice President  Doug Jones (Town of Oyen)
 Secretary-Treasurer  Debbie Ross (Village of Empress)
 Member at Large  Eric Solberg (Town of Redcliff)
 Member at Large  Don Gibb (Village of Rosemary)
 Past President  Alan Hyland (Town of Bow Island)

Executive Director

Walter Valentini, Executive Director

Contact Us

Whether you’re thinking about making Palliser your home, or wanting assistance to grow your Palliser business, we’d love to talk with you. You can contact us using the information below, or by filling out our online form.

Walter Valentini
Palliser Economic Partnership
Box 1046
Medicine Hat, Alberta   T1A 7H1
Phone: 403.526.7552
Toll Free: 1.877.226.7552
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