Rocky View County Council Makes Annual Appointments – Selecting Reeve and Deputy Reeve

October 17, 2023 – Rocky View County Council held its annual organizational meeting to select a Reeve and Deputy Reeve and make appointments to positions on several boards and committees.

Council voted to select Division 3 Councillor Crystal Kissel as Reeve and Division 2 Councillor Don Kochan as Deputy Reeve. This is the second term as Reeve for Councillor Kissel.

Reeve serves as head of council, and chairs council meetings. Under the County’s system, councillors select a Reeve and Deputy Reeve for a one-year term.

Council also appointed councillors and public members to various boards and committees. Several of the available positions were advertised in advance, and Council reviewed resumes and applications ahead of Tuesday’s vote. These appointments are from one to four years, and the list of appointees confirmed during the meeting includes:

Internal Boards and Committees

1. Agriculture Service Board / ALUS Partnership Advisory Committee
Deputy Reeve Kochan, Councillor Boehlke, and Councillor Wright
Chair: Councillor Boehlke
Public Member at Large: Tricia Fehr

2. Assessment Review Board
Public Members: Chris Flannery, Taylor Kanik, Prab Gill, Colin Germaniuk, Jay Anderson, Fred Hays

3. Bragg Creek FireSmart Committee
Public Members: none yet
Chair: Councillor Hanson

4. Family and Community Support Services Board
Councillor Wright and Councillor Hanson
Chair: Councillor Wright

5. Governance Committee
All Councillors are members of this committee
Chair: Deputy Reeve Kochan

6. Public Presentation Committee
Chair: Councillor Wright

7. Recreation Governance Committee
Chair: Councillor Samra

8. Subdivision & Development Appeal Board / Enforcement Appeal Committee
Public Members: Chris Flannery, Dustin Bunny
Chair: Deputy Reeve Kochan

9. Emergency Management Committee
Chair: Reeve Kissel, Vice-Chair: Deputy Reeve Kochan

External Boards and Committees

1. Calgary Metropolitan Region Board
Reeve Kissel, Alternate: Deputy Reeve Kochan

2. Central Rural Municipalities of Alberta
Councillor Boehlke, Alternate: Reeve Kissel

3. Calgary Airport Authority Board of Directors
Randolph Charron

4. Rocky View Foundation
Councillor Boehlke and Councillor Schule

5. Springbank Park for All Seasons
Deputy Reeve Kochan

6. Spray Lake Sawmills Recreation Park Society Board of Directors
Reeve Kissel

Note that public members may include residents who are appointed to represent a specific geographic area or community, or to represent a partnering agency in the board or committee. The updated membership lists, as well as additional information for the boards and committees will be posted on the County’s website at

During the meeting, Council also established the 2024 Council and Committee Meeting calendar.

Posted in: Boards & Committees Council

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