New Board Chair and Vice Chair appointed for two-year term effective November 1, 2023.

Mayor Allan Gamble 1

Edmonton, AB — In a unanimous vote, the members of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) elected Mayor Allan Gamble as the sixth Chair of the Board and Mayor Jeff Acker as Vice Chair during their June 8, 2023 Board meeting. Current Board Chair, Mayor William Choy, is set to conclude his term on October 31, 2023.

First elected to public office in 2021, Allan Gamble is the Mayor of Parkland County, and current EMRB Board Vice Chair. A dynamic leader and community builder, Mayor Gamble comes from a family with deep ties to Parkland County. With a strong business acumen and a passion for public service, he brings more than two decades of executive-level experience in startups and multinational organizations. With his exceptional skill in connecting with people and a leadership style firmly grounded in collaboration and inclusivity, he endeavors to lead the Region towards unparalleled growth, prosperity, and well-being.

Parkland County is a proud regional player, and I am honoured of the trust fellow Board members have expressed in appointing me the next Board Chair. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with our neighbours to build a bright and prosperous future for the vibrant and thriving urban and rural communities across the Edmonton Metropolitan Region.”

Mayor Allan Gamble

Jeff Acker was first elected to Spruce Grove City Council in 2007, and is serving his first term as Mayor. He is the current Vice Chair of the EMRB’s Growth Plan Five-Year Interim Review Task Force. A lifelong resident of Spruce Grove, Mayor Acker has successfully owned and operated an internet services and hosting company since 1996. Mayor Acker recognizes the importance of collaboration in the face of rapid regional growth, so as to ensure the Region remains globally competitive with a high quality of life.  

I am delighted to have been elected the EMRB’s next Board Vice Chair and to continue building on our momentum. We share ambition for this Region to succeed, recognizing that success for the Region is a success for every one of our municipalities.”

Mayor Jeff Acker

Related Information

EMRB Overview
Board Member Profiles
EMRB Member Municipality Profiles

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