About The Edmonton Regional Group

Our Vision: To be Canada's pre-eminent organization dedicated to excellence in public service

Our Mission: Dedication to excellence in public service

 
Our Board Executives
Curtis is a strong proponent of lifelong learning and the pursuit of education and self-development. During his career with the Alberta Public Service, he has held a number of executive level positions. Prior to joining the Alberta Public Service, Curtis was an Associate Professor at Athabasca University.
Jared Wesley is a husband, father, and pracademic (a practicing political scientist) whose career path has spanned government boardrooms and university classrooms. Currently, he serves as an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta and coordinator of the department’s Master of Arts program. Previously, he spent six years in various senior management roles in the Government of Alberta.
Barry is recognized for his commitment to developing leaders and championing collaboration and partnerships. His passion for advancing excellence in public administration inspired him to serve on the IPAC Board.
“It’s all about the people” – the friendships and relationships Barry has developed with his team is what continues to make coming to work fun and exciting.
Lorne Harvey is a CPA, CGA and is currently the Senior Financial Officer with Alberta Indigenous Relations. His goal is to better educate those in non-financial positions in the role finance can play in assisting in developing strategy and the link back to finance. Lorne is a strong advocate of employee engagement and developing staff to allow them to grow.
The intersection of politics and public policy is where Fabian finds his energy in the practice of public administration. Bridging the gap between what should be done with what can be done is art of statecraft
Chisom is a policy wonk who gets excited about public policy and system interactions. She is enthusiastic about finding and designing creative solutions that can make a difference.
Heather has a passion for all things communications and graphic design. She currently works at the Public Service Commission developing and implementing the new Alberta Public Service Employee Engagement Strategy. She is also a part-time student at MacEwan completing the Public Relations program.
Kim Simmonds is a “pracademic” who is passionate about using evidence to inform policy and practice. She is the Director of Health Evidence & Policy at the Ministry of Health. Kim is an adjunct professor at the Universities of Calgary and Alberta.
Alex works at Alberta Environment and Parks where he leads a team involved in planning and managing the ministry’s strategic policy and legislative agenda. He wholeheartedly ascribes to IPAC’s value in creating space for excellence in public administration, knowledge creation, skills development, and relationship building for all types of public servants.
Paul is passionate about public service and supporting greater employee engagement. He joined IPAC Edmonton to help raise the profile of and collaboration among public servants. He has held a number of senior and executive management positions since joining the Alberta Public Service in 2001. His interests include running, mountain biking, snowmobiling, motorcycling and travelling.
Mary Jane has long held a passion for community engagement and governance. She finds facilitating groups to discover the best way to achieve their goals and operating within the parameters of good governance a delight. Mary Jane has been a volunteer in her community in a variety of ways and after 18 years in the civil service, she wanted to give back to her work community – IPAC seemed like the perfect way to do that.
As a former teacher and leader now working with Alberta Education, Nicole is passionate about making a difference in the lives of our youth and helping to develop the next generation of change agents. Nicole has found IPAC to be a source of empowerment and an avenue to develop collaborative relationships.
Shafana is Certified Management Accountant by profession but passionately works in strategic policy development with the Government of Alberta. Strategies that help people is her passion from her work impacting the social wellbeing of Albertans to leading the diversity and inclusion strategy for the Alberta Public Service. Community and volunteering is what makes this an amazing city to live in and support.
Pieter is passionate about using participatory and ethnographic approaches to explore the realities, experiences, and aspirations of diverse communities in Canada and abroad. His life sits at the intersection of community organizing, engaged anthropology, and using visual and narrative methods for social change.
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NOMINATIONS

Nominations are open for the 2018 year.

 

To nominate a candidate for this award, complete the Nomination Form.

All the following parts of the form are required for a complete submission:

  • Part 1: Nomination Information

  • Part 2: Nominee's CV or Resume

  • Part 3: Recognition Criteria

All three parts should be saved and submitted as a single file. Submit the file by email to contact@ipac-edmonton.ca

The 2018 nomination deadline is on April 20, 2018

NOMINATIONS

Nominations are open for the 2018 year.

 

To nominate a candidate for this award, complete the Nomination Form.

All the following parts of the form are required for a complete submission:

  • Part 1: Nomination Information

  • Part 2: Nominee's CV or Resume

  • Part 3: Recognition Criteria

All three parts should be saved and submitted as a single file. Submit the file by email to contact@ipac-edmonton.ca

The 2018 nomination deadline is on April 20, 2018

Nominations are now open for the 2019 year. 

To nominate a candidate for this award, complete the information in the Nomination Form.

All the following parts of the form are required for a complete submission:

  • Part 1: Nomination Information

  • Part 2: Narrative Demonstrating Recognition Criteria

All two parts should be saved and submitted as a single file. Submit the file by email to contact@ipac-edmonton.ca

The 2019 nomination deadline is on April 5, 2019

NOMINATIONS (LG Award)

Nominations are open for the 2018 year.

 

To nominate a candidate for this award, complete the information in the Nomination Form.

All the following parts of the form are required for a complete submission:

  • Part 1: Nomination Information

  • Part 2: Nomination Letter

  • Part 3: Nominee's CV, Resume or Biography

  • Part 4: Reference Letters

All four parts should be saved and submitted as a single file. Submit the file by email to contact@ipac-edmonton.ca

The 2018 nomination deadline is on April 20, 2018

 

The selection committee will make its judgement solely on the basis of the information received and will not seek additional information about any of the nominees.  

IPAC Alberta Awards Overview

In 2017, IPAC Edmonton and IPAC Calgary partnered to launch a suite of five awards, open to public servants across Alberta.
The awards, outlined in detail below, include:

  • New Public Servant Award for Emerging Excellence
         for public servants with 2 or less years of experience in the public service

  • New Public Servant Award for Excellence
         for public servants with more than two, and up to five years of experience in the public service​

  • Award for Policy Excellence
         for public servants with more than five years of experience who have demonstrated excellence in policy​

  • Award for Operations Excellence
         for public servants with more than five years of experience who have demonstrated excellence in operations

  • Alberta Lieutenant Governor's Award​
         for public servants who have demonstrated sustained impact across a career in the public service

Check back in Spring 2018 for information on future award nomination opportunities!

 

The 2017 IPAC Alberta Awards were kindly sponsored by MNP

IPAC Alberta New Public Servant Award for Emerging Excellence

This award is open to public servants across Alberta with two or less (continuous or not) years of public service experience. 
 

Award for Emerging Excellence Past Winners

2017    Chelsey Dawes - Government of Alberta, Status of Women

2016    Jeannine Guerette - City of Edmonton

2015    Alana Lynch – Government of Alberta, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General

2014    Jed Johns - Government of Alberta, Ministry of Aboriginal Relations

2013    Jeremy Adamson, Alberta Transportation

 

Download the PDF to learn more about eligibility, and to prepare a nomination!

IPAC Alberta New Public Servant Award of Excellence

This award is open to public servants across Alberta with more than two, and up to five (continuous or not) years of public service experience. 

Award of Excellence Past Winners

2017    Katie Rowe - Government of Alberta, Climate Change Office

2016    Maryann Raby - Government of Alberta, Municipal Affairs

2015    Anne Stevenson – City of Edmonton

2014    Angela Pappas - Government of Alberta, Ministry of Human Resources

2013    Alec Stratford - City of Edmonton 

2012    Jacqueline Greenblatt - Government of Alberta Health

2011    Mark Hoosein - Government of Alberta Infrastructure

2010    Ursula Jakabos - Health Canada

2009    Jennifer Keller - Government of Alberta Education

Download the PDF to learn more about eligibility, and to prepare a nomination!

IPAC Alberta Award for Policy Excellence

This award recognizes a public servant who has more than five years (continuous or not) of public service experience, and has demonstrated excellence in policy. It is open to public servants currently employed in any public sector organization within Alberta.

 

This award is new in 2017. ​

Award for Policy Excellence Winners

2017   Esther de Vos - Capital Region Housing Corporation

 

Download the PDF to learn more about eligibility, and to prepare a nomination!

IPAC Alberta Award for Operations Excellence

This award recognizes a public servant who has more than five years (continuous or not) of public service experience, and has demonstrated excellence in operations. It is open to public servants currently employed in any public sector organization within Alberta.

 

This award is new in 2017. ​

Award for Operations Excellence Winners

2017   Bill Sweeney - Government of Alberta, Justice and Solicitor General

 

Download the PDF to learn more about eligibility, and to prepare a nomination!

Alberta Lieutenant Governor's Award

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta is the patron of this award. The award pays tribute to public sector practitioners whose careers exhibit the highest standards of excellence, dedication, and accomplishments.It recognizes an individual who is currently, or was formerly, engaged in public service within the province of Alberta, including practitioners from federal, provincial, or municipal government, school boards, universities and colleges, or other agencies, boards and associations supported by public funds.

The award recognizes the exceptional achievement of a person who has:

  • Shown distinctive leadership in public administration or

  • Made a significant contribution in the field of public administration in the province of Alberta, by writings or other endeavors.

  • Made outstanding contributions on a sustained basis, rather than as a result of a single initiative

 

The award seeks to provide recognition of an outstanding individual and to underscore the efforts of creative, highly skilled individuals in the public sector. Candidates will be judged based on criteria which include their leadership skills, innovation/creativity, accomplishment/impact, and community involvement.  

 

Download the PDF to learn more about eligibility, and to prepare a nomination!

Lieutenant Governor's Award Past Winners

2017    Craig Reich, Municipal Approvals Technologist, Government of Alberta, Environment and Parks

2017    Marcia Nelson - Deputy Minister, Government of Alberta, Executive Council

2016    A call for nominations did not take place

2015    A call for nominations did not take place

2014    Dr. Carl G. Amrhein, former University of Alberta’s Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

2013    Owen A. Tobert, former City Manager, City of Calgary

2012    Tracy L. Edwards, former President and CEO, Lethbridge College

2011    John McGowan, former CEO of AUMA and Alberta Municipal Services Corporation

2010    Lucy Miller, former Chief Superintendent, Calgary Catholic School District

2009    Al Maurer, former City Manager, City of Edmonton

2008    Ron Hicks, former Deputy Minister of Alberta Executive Council

2007    Roger Gibbins, former CEO, Canada West Foundation

2006    Allan Tupper, former Professor of Political Science, University of Alberta

2005    W.G.S. (Bill) Sutherland, former Chief Commissioner, Country of Strathcona

2004    Roger Palmer, former Deputy Minister, Alberta Health and Wellness

2003    Robert C. Clark, former Alberta Ethics Commissioner

2002    Oryssia Lennie, former Deputy Minister, Western Economic Diversification Canada

2001    Ed Wittchen, former Superintendent, Northern Lights School Division

2000    Jim Dixon, former Alberta Public Service Commissioner

1999    Paul Dawson, former Chief Executive Officer, City of Calgary

1998    Allison O’Brien, former Alberta Deputy Provincial Treasurer

1997    Emery Dosdall, former Superintendent, Edmonton Public Schools

1996    Sarah Huemmert, former Executive Director, Premier's Council in Support of Alberta  Families

1995    Deryl Kloster, former City Manager, City of Airdrie

1994    Peter Meekison, former V.P. Academic, University of Alberta and former DM of Alberta Federal & Intergovernmental Affairs

1993    Michael Day, former City Commissioner, City of Red Deer

1992    Gerry DeSorcy, former Chairman, Natural Resources Conservation Board

1991    Bill Rogers, former Auditor General of Alberta

1990    Bob King, former Chairman, Alberta Liquor Control Board

1989    Jack Edworthy, former Executive Director, Alberta,  Association of Municipal Districts and Counties

1988    No Selection

1987    Myer Horowitz, former President, University of Alberta

1986    A.F. "Chip" Collins, former Deputy Provincial Treasurer

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