Nomination and Elections

Please consider volunteering and serving on the CPAA Board of Directors!

CPAA is a diverse group of professionals and elected officials coming together to share, promote and facilitate productive conversation about community planning in Alberta. By being a member, you and your colleagues are part of that exchange of information that connects stakeholders across sectors to preserve and enhance the quality of life and community viability.


Call for Nominations

The CPAA Nominating Committee is tasked with the duty of presenting the membership with a slate of nominees for vacant positions on the Board of Directors.

Nomination Process and Requirements

If you are interested in running for a position and or if you would like additional information about serving on the CPAA Board of Directors, please contact the CPAA Office. 

Members in good standing, may self-nominate or be nominated by others to serve on the board. 

All nominees for Directors must submit the Nomination Form signed by two members, neither of whom may be the individual nominated, before the call for nominations closes. 

Nominations may be submitted by email to [email protected] Attention: CPAA Nominating Committee. 

Thank you for your attention and participation in the governance of our association.

Nomination Form

CPAA Nominating Committee 

For more information please contact a member of the CPAA Nominating Committee:

  • Bob Chrenek, County of Grande Prairie [email protected]
  • Robert Nygaard, Big Lakes County
  • Nick Pryce, V3 Group of Companies [email protected]
  • David Schoor, ISL Engineering
  • Lawrenz Decano, University of Lethbridge


CPAA and Board of Directors Information

CPAA is a Registered Charity and our Purposes are: 

  • To advance education by providing education sessions and conferences to residents of Alberta on community planning:
  • To advance education by providing scholarships to students pursuing a post-secondary education in community planning and:
  • To do such other things as are ancillary and incidental to achieving the above purposes.

CPAA is also a registered Society in Alberta.


2024-2025 CPAA Board of Directors

Geoff Tiffin, County of Newell, Chair
Robert Nygaard, Big Lakes County, Vice Chair North
Daniel MacGregor, Stantec, Vice Chair South
Dnyanesh Deshpande, Green Space Alliance, Treasurer

Nick Pryce, V3 Group of Companies, Director
Kristen Harder, Dillon Consulting Limited, Director
Bob Chrenek, County of Grande Prairie, Director
Kyle Whifield, University of Alberta, Director
Baily Lapp, Beairsto & Associates Engineering Ltd
Celina Newberry, Town of Taber
Sean Adams, Rural Development Network
Molly Fyten, MD Lesser Slave River

Deanna Andreschefski, University of Lethbridge, Student Director
Poorva Jain, University of Alberta, Student Director
Stacy Florendo, University of Calgary, Student Director


Board Expectation

  • There are approximately six (6) Board of Director Meeting through the year, all Board members are expected to attend and participate.
  • The 2024 CPAA Strategic Retreat was held in Red Deer on the 1st and 2nd of June 2024.


Board Expenses

A Travel Expenses Claim Form for attendance at Board Meetings and contains the current allowances for various categories of expenses. Mileage and receipted expenses are covered. Accommodations will also be covered based on travel time.

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