Leduc mayor heads new CRB committee
Acts as "measuring stick" for board's progress, says Crouse
By: Kevin Ma
| Posted: Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 06:00 am
The Capital Region Board has picked the mayor of Leduc to head a new group meant to keep the capital region on track.
Leduc Mayor Greg Krischke was elected chair of the CRB’s new performance monitoring committee last April 10, the group’s first meeting.
The board decided to make this new committee last fall when it realized it needed a better way to track its progress towards its goals, said board chair and St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse. “There was no measuring stick to whether or not we were making progress on some of the things we said were important.”
This new group was meant to act as an extra set of eyes that would monitor, but not set, the course of the board and the region, Krischke said. “It’s almost like an executive committee.”
Crouse said this group would track the board’s progress towards 15 different targets set in its growth, business and strategic plans, including population density and transit use. The group would also flag emerging issues and risks for the board and suggest steps to address them.
The six-member group includes the heads of the board’s three standing committees (currently mayors Camille Bérubé of Beaumont, Tom Flynn of Sturgeon County and Mel Smith of Redwater), the mayor of Edmonton (Don Iveson), the board chair (Crouse) and a member at large (Krischke).
Krischke said he was honoured to be selected as chair of the group. “I really believe strongly in the Capital Region Board and what it does.”
The CRB represents the 24 municipalities in the capital region.