Central Alberta Branch

Message from the Chair

 

Welcome to the Central Alberta Branch page. For those new to APEGA or those learning about local branches for the first time, the purpose of this branch is to be a gathering place for members in the Central Alberta area. We act as the voice of our local members and keep them up to date with the latest initiatives from APEGA. We promote networking and professional development opportunities through industry tours and social events. We also educate younger generations about careers in engineering/geoscience through our affiliation with Red Deer Polytechnic and science events with local school boards. As Chair for the 2024 term, my goal is to increase member engagement and branch awareness to our local members.

 

Branch Executive

APEGA’s branch executive committees are an integral part of APEGA operations and are governed by the branch manual. The committee includes up to 15 appointed volunteers, including members-at-large and five core positions: chair, past-chair, vice-chair, treasurer, and secretary. The branch chair is responsible for running the branch. To ensure consistency among branches, chairs from all branches meet quarterly to discuss branch governance and business.

Branch Executive Applications Are Open

APEGA is seeking applicants for its branch executive committees for the 2024 term.

Apply Today

 

The following APEGA members are volunteering their time to be this year's Branch Executives.

Chair and TreasurerJoe Bettenson, P.Eng.
Past-Chair Cam Buskell, P.Eng.
Vice-Chair Jonathan Bermillo, P.Eng.
Secretary Kala Pandit, P.Eng.
College Liaison Wei Zhao, Ph.D.
Members-at-Large

Alexandra Buttnor, P.Eng.
Andria Klatt, P.Eng.
Dena Foo Davies, P.Eng.
Derek Beattie, P.Eng.
Jaydeep Kansara, E.I.T.
Jeff Krehmer, P.Eng.
Joe Ireland, P.Eng.
Laura Lawrence, P.Eng. 
Orrin Lind, P.Eng.
Malcolm Martinez, P.Eng.
Ron Michael Lam, P.Eng.

Statistics

As of January 2024, the Central Alberta Branch has:

  • 94 Permit Holders
    • 88 Engineering Permit Holders
    • 5 Geoscience Permit Holders
    • 1 Engineering and Geoscience Permit Holder
  • 881 Members
    • 683 Professional Members (14% Female)*
      • 670 Professional Engineers
      • 13 Professional Geoscientists
    • 198 Members-in-Training (14% Female)*
      • 192 Engineers-in-Training
      • 6 Geoscientists-in-Training

*APEGA aims to achieve 30% female professionals by 2030. Learn more about the 30 by 30 Initiative.

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Email [email protected] to contact the volunteers who manage the branch. APEGA does not monitor this email account.

In addition to the executive, the branch is supported by three APEGA staff members:

  • Director, Outreach and Product Services
  • Membership Manager
  • Ashley Pessell, Southern Alberta Branch Coordinator, who can be reached at [email protected]

Contact another APEGA department with other questions about your application or membership.

Communities

The following communities are part of the Central Alberta Branch:

Alhambra
Alix
Alliance
Altario
Bashaw
Battle Bend
Bearberry
Benalto
Bentley
Big Valley
Birchcliff
Blackfalds
Bodo
Botha
Bowden
Brownfield
Butte
Byemoor
Cadogan
Caroline
Castor
Cereal
Chigwell
Chinook
Cline River
Clive
College Heights
Compeer

Condor
Consort
Coronation
Craigmyle
Crestomere
Czar
Delburne
Delia
Dickson
Donalda
Eckville
Elnora
Endiang
Erskine
Esther
Fenn
Fleet
Forestburg
Gadsby
Galahad
Gull Lake
Halkirk
Hanna
Haynes
Hayter
Heisler
Hemaruka
Hespero
Huxley

Innisfail
James River Bridge
Joffre
Kirriemuir
Lacombe
Leedale
Leslieville
Lousana
Markerville
Meeting Creek
Metiskow
Mirror
Morningside
Morrin
Nevis
New Brigden
Nordegg
Norglenwold
Olds
Oyen
Penhold
Pine Lake
Ponoka
Red Deer
Red Willow
Richdale
Ricinus
Rimbey

Rochon Sands
Rocky Mountain House
Rowley
Rumsey
Scapa
Scotfield
Sedalia
Sheerness
Sibbald
Springbrook
Spruce View
Stanmore
Stauffer
Stettler
Sundre
Sylvan Lake
Talbot
Tees
Three Hills
Throne
Torrington
Trochu
Veteran
Wimborne
Youngstown