The EMRB is a growth management board established under the Government of Alberta’s Municipal Government Act, and composed of 13 municipal leaders from across the Edmonton Metro Region.

Its mandate — to plan for the future, and to ensure the long-term economic prosperity and quality of life for residents of the Region — is set out in legislation under the EMRB Regulation.

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Our impact

The EMRB’s collaborative approach not only drives positive change and growth for the Region, but it also generates significant cost savings and efficiencies. 

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Whether it is creating attractive investment conditions, integrating land use and infrastructure, optimizing transportation systems, conserving prime agriculture lands, or cost efficient servicing, the EMRB is leading the way in policy and best practice development.

All these pieces are integral to building strong and vibrant communities, setting the stage to ensure the Region remains globally competitive. 

The work we do today ripples into the future.

Learn more about how the EMRB is making a positive impact

Board and governance

Membership in the EMRB is mandatory and the 13 ‘participating municipalities’ are named in the EMRB Regulation.

In downtown Edmonton Alberta Canada

6 cities

Beaumont, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, St. Albert and Spruce Grove

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3 towns

Devon, Morinville and Stony Plain

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4 counties

Leduc, Parkland, Strathcona and Sturgeon


As we deliver on our mandate to implement the growth plan, we are committed to keeping regional municipalities, citizens and stakeholders connected to our work. Our meeting portal is your point of access to the work of the Board, where you can:

  • search for documents in our online library
  • subscribe to receive materials for meetings
  • use the calendar to view upcoming and past meetings
  • review agendas, minutes and meeting materials and recordings
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The work of the EMRB is led by CEO Karen Wichuk and supported by dedicated staff members, including urban planners, engineers, analysts, and experts in stakeholder relations, all who bring a range of skills, experience and leadership to make regionalism happen.

Meet our staff
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Our greatest assets are our people – residents who are passionate about living and working here and who are making a meaningful contribution to the Region today, and for the future.

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Our Region has a rich history of collaboration reaching back half a century, with both voluntary and legislated activities and initiatives supporting inter-municipal cooperation for a more coordinated planning approach.

More on the history regional collaboration