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Are you interested in joining Flagstaff County's Agricultural Service Board as a Member at Large?

The Agricultural Service Board (ASB) is an advisory board of Flagstaff County which reviews and makes recommendations on agricultural policies and other agriculture-related matters of the County. The Agricultural Service Board usually meets six times a year and is seeking one member from Flagstaff County for a three-year term.

The Agricultural Service Boards work under the authority of the Agricultural Service Board Act. Section 2 of the Act assigns duties to ASBs as follows:

(a) to act as an advisory body and to assist the council and the Minister, in matters of mutual concern,
(b) to advise on and to help organize and direct weed and pest control and soil and water conservation programs,
(c) to assist in the control of animal disease under the Animal Health Act,
(d) to promote, enhance and protect viable and sustainable agriculture with a view to improving the economic viability of the agricultural producer, and
(e) to promote and develop agricultural policies to meet the needs of the municipality.

The duties of an ASB member include:

  • To consider the welfare and interests of the municipality as a whole and to bring to the Board's attention anything that would promote the welfare or interests of the municipality;
  • To participate generally in developing and evaluating agricultural policies and programs to meet the needs of the municipality;
  • To participate in ASB meetings and meetings of other bodies to which they are appointed;
  • To obtain information about the operation or administration of the municipality from the chief administrative officer or a person designated by the chief administrative officer;
  • To keep in confidence matters discussed in private at an ASB meeting;
  • To communicate effectively with the Agricultural Fieldman, other members of the ASB and council;
  • To review and recommend budget and programs to council for approval;
  • To administer approved budget and establish program policy;
  • To evaluate programs.

Interest and qualifications

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Agricultural Service Board, please provide a letter of interest outlining:

  • Your relevant education, expertise, work or real life experience.
  • How will Flagstaff County benefit from your participation on the board?
  • What interests you to apply for this position?
  • What special skills or knowledge would you bring to the board?
  • What are you hoping to get out of the experience of being on this board/committee?

Members at Large are selected by Council.

Renumeration           

Renumeration for this position is based upon Policy CP 001 Fees and Charges.

Per Diem Remuneration for Agricultural Service Board Members:

  • Full day $ 400
  • Half day $ 250

Apply by December 1, 2022

If you are a resident of Flagstaff County and would like to become a member of the Agricultural Service Board, please submit a letter of interest by December 1, 2022 to:

Shelly Armstrong
Chief Administrative Officer, Flagstaff County
Box 358 Sedgewick AB, T0B 2L0
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