River Valley Alliance is a non-profit, charitable organization established to preserve, protect and enhance Alberta’s Capital Region River Valley, create one of the largest river valley parks in the world, and leave a legacy for generations to come.

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We’re recruiting for our Board of Directors!

Deadline to Apply: Jan. 29, 2018

Join us in our vision to create a continuous, connected river valley park system!

We’re seeking talented and experienced individuals to sit on our Board of Directors with knowledge and experience in Leadership, Finance, River Valley Culture/History, Engineering, Real Estate/Land Development, Project Management, or Legal.

More info & how to apply: 2018 RVA Board Recruitment

 

River Valley Alliance announces new Executive Director

Brent Collingwood

RVA welcomes Brent Collingwood as Executive Director.

The River Valley Alliance (RVA) is pleased to welcome Brent Collingwood as Executive Director, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

“Brent has an active history with the RVA and we’re thrilled to announce this appointment where he will continue to lend his passion and expertise to our vision of a continuous, connected river valley park system,” says Guy Bridgeman, Interim Chair, RVA Board of Directors. “His extensive knowledge of the RVA positions him well to lead the organization through its next phase of capital programming.”

Collingwood’s involvement with the RVA began in 2011 as a City of Edmonton representative on the organization’s Advisory Committee. In 2013 he was elected Chair of the Advisory Committee and, in this role, sat on the Board of Directors. In April 2017 he was elected Chair of the Board.

“I look forward to working with our municipal shareholders, staff, volunteers and the Board in leaving a legacy of connectivity from Devon to Fort Saskatchewan for current and future generations,” says Collingwood.

Collingwood has a Masters of Education in Leadership and Change, in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Recreation. He comes from a background of both education and hospitality management with 17 years in governance and leadership with the University of Alberta’s School of Business, as well as with multinational club and resort management company ClubCorp as an expatriate General Manager.

About the River Valley Alliance
The River Valley Alliance is a not-for-profit company owned by the seven shareholder municipalities that border the North Saskatchewan River in the Edmonton region: the Town of Devon, Parkland County, Leduc County, the City of Edmonton, Strathcona County, the City of Fort Saskatchewan, and Sturgeon County. The RVA’s goal is to preserve, protect and enhance the largest metropolitan river valley park system in the world – a legacy for generations to come – and connect it with trails and accessible features.

For more information, contact:
Connie Smart
Marketing Manager
connie.smart@rivervalley.ab.ca

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“Our vision is to create a continuous world class metropolitan river valley park system from Devon through Parkland County, Leduc County, Edmonton, Strathcona County and Sturgeon County to Fort Saskatchewan.”

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