Mayor Choy of the Town of Stony Plain assumes Board leadership role from outgoing Chair, Dr. Jodi Abbott, effective September 12, 2020.

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Edmonton, AB – The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) has elected Mayor William Choy as Chair of the Board. In accordance with Board policy, Mayor Choy was elected the fifth Chair by secret ballot from among the representatives of the participating municipalities at the August 13, 2020 Regular Board Meeting. Choy currently serves as the Mayor of the Town of Stony Plain, first elected to Town Council in 2007 and has served as Mayor since 2012. Choy brings a strong record of regional leadership to the role having previously served as Vice Chair of the EMRB, and as a member of the MRSP and IRTMP Task Forces.

“I am honoured to take on the role of Chair of the EMRB. I look forward to working collaboratively with my colleagues and stakeholders to build on our momentum and as we work to realize the shared ambitions of this Region and our Growth Plan. My sincere thanks to Dr. Jodi Abbott for her leadership and for leaving a strong foundation for further regional success.”

Mayor William Choy

Outgoing Chair Dr. Jodi Abbott joined the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board in 2017. During her time, Dr Abbott transitioned various aspects of the former Capital Region Board, as well as supported the launch of Edmonton Global, the development of the shared investment for shared benefit concept, regional land use priorities, and the approval of a regional services plan. Dr. Abbott’s leadership brought a steady hand to the Board to address challenges and seek out opportunities for the benefit of the Region.

“I am proud of the work we have accomplished; work that will ensure the prosperity of this Region. There is an incredible sense of momentum in this Region. Our success is shared and a testament to what we can accomplish when we work together, and when we think and act as a Region. I wish my colleagues the best as they continue to lead with vision and purpose to improve the economic competitiveness and quality of life for all residents of the Region.”

Dr. Jodi Abbott

✴︎ Quick facts

  • The EMRB is one of two provincially mandated regional growth management boards in Alberta.
  • Our Region is home to 1.3 million residents that represent one-third of Alberta’s population and one-third of the province’s economic activity, creating a dynamic and growing economy that is a magnet for people, businesses, and investment.
  • The Edmonton Metropolitan Region is one of the fastest growing regions in Canada, and our regional population is expected to grow to over two million citizens by 2044.
  • The EMRB’s growth plan, Re-Imagine. Plan. Build. received the 2017 Canadian Institute of Planners Award for City and Regional Planning Excellence.

Related Information

EMRB growth plan: Re-imagine. Plan. Build.

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