Meet Our Board Of Directors

The Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region team is powered by its Board of Directors. Our board members really care about the community and understand the challenges of owning a business. 

As a grassroots organization, Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region has a strong, community-based, passionate Board of Directors that allows us to make decisions most in line with the needs of our local community. In essence, we meet the community where it is and work with stakeholders, entrepreneurs, and organizations to make this region the best place to live, work, play and of course, do business. The Board of Directors is made up of 6 municipal appointed representatives and 6 Community Members at Large. To read more about the Terms of Reference for our Board click here.

Warren Toews
Chair
Community Member

Warren was born and raised in Grande Prairie. He is a past Community Futures client. He worked in oil and gas industry for 15 years prior to starting his own waste and recycling company in 2010. In 2020, they merged into a bigger corporate company, and he has stayed on as the District Manager.

Warren has been on the Community Futures board for 5 years and been the board chair for 3 years.

He also serves as the Northwest Alberta regional rep for Community Futures Network of Alberta.

He loves being connected with the community he grew up in.

Cris Seppola
Vice-Chair
Community Member

Craig Hewitt
Secretary-Treasurer
Community Member 

Tanya Skinner

Director
Representing Town of Wembley

Tertius Genis
Director
Community Member

Kevin O'Toole
Director
Representing City of Grande Prairie

Gary Rycroft
Director
Representing Town of Beaverlodge

Terri Beaupre
Director
Community Member

Bill Smith
Director
Representing MD of Greenview No. 16

Bill grew up on his family ranch in Grovedale where his great grandparents settled and with his dad and boys carry on. He finished school and got a great job with a local trade company where he got his trades before going on his own providing over 20 years of service work throughout the peace country before retiring and running for council for the MD of Greenview ward 8. He just entered his third term while he is still actively ranching and working with his family on their businesses.

Corey Beck  
Director
Community Member

Ken Hildebrand
Director
Representing Town of Sexsmith

Bob Chrenek
Director
Representing County of Grande Prairie No. 1

Bob has been newly elected in the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 and is excited to be part of the council. He is looking forward being an active part in our community by taking part in various committees such as, Community Futures. He is currently grain farming on his 3500-acre 4th generation farm, with his wife Donna, his son Matt, and his wife and their two children. Bob has worked as a large-scale custom farming operation (owner), Oilfield Communication rental owner, Oilfield safety advisor (Designing and Operating the COR program

Contact Us

Suite 170 214 Place South
10130-99 Ave Grande Prairie, AB  T8V 2V4
P: (780) 814-5340
E: gpinfo@albertacf.com
  

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Communities Served

Beaverlodge, Bezanson, Buffalo Lake, Clairmont, County of Grande Prairie, Demmitt, Elmworth, Goodfare, Grande Prairie, Grovedale, Horse Lake First Nation, Huallen, Hythe, La Glace, Lymburn, Sexsmith, Teepee Creek, and Wembley