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Edmonton, AB—The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) today announced the 12 members of a new arms-length independent committee to handle potential disputes between member municipalities and the Board. The appointments are the final step in the implementation of the EMRB’s new Dispute Resolution and Appeal (DRA) process.

The EMRB is the growth management board made up of the 13 largest municipalities in the Edmonton Metro Region. Through coordinated land use, transportation, infrastructure, and servicing planning, the EMRB collaborates with the goal of ensuring economic prosperity, a high quality of life and a more efficient and sustainable future for the two million people who will call the Region home by 2044.

The new Appeal Board and DRA process will ensure the timely and fair resolution in the rare instance when a dispute occurs between a member municipality and the EMRB. In such a case, the arm’s length committee would conduct hearings and issue written decisions to resolve the dispute. Before this stage is reached, however, the Board would focus first on dialogue and mediation.

“We are grateful to the 12 outstanding individuals who have agreed to sit on the committee. Together, they possess the important skills and experience needed for this role and bring a strong mix of rural and urban perspectives,” said Mayor Choy, Chair of the EMRB. “While we hope to never have to activate the DRA process, having it is critical to ensuring the smooth efficient operation of the EMRB.” Mayor William Choy, Board Chair

Guided by Re-imagine. Plan. Build., its 30-year vision for growth in the Region, the EMRB is creating the conditions for greater economic investment, more efficient municipal services, more sustainable agricultural development, a better-connected transportation network, and stronger communities for the Region. At its heart, the EMRB’s work is about empowering the Edmonton Region to realize its full potential as a global leader in entrepreneurialism, environmental stewardship, and economic and cultural diversity.

Related Information

Member bios
Dispute Resolution and Appeal Bylaw

Dispute Resolution and Appeal Process Map

Comparison of Select Dispute / Appeal Processes


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