Active, engaged and passionate about their communities and the city of Edmonton
On the right is Charles Simmonds who served as president of the EFCL for 13 years from 1648 to 1961. He also became an city alderman in 1953. The Charles Simmonds Park is located in the Belgravia community.
Throughout its history, the EFCL Board has been filled by some of the most well-known movers and shakers in Edmonton. What is truly amazing is the men and women who've sat on the board, did/do so voluntarily because they believed in the community league movement and all that it has (and continues to) accomplished.
The EFCL is governed by a 12-person board of directors, with one director elected by community leagues in each of 12 districts. All volunteers, the board members select the officers (president, vice-president external, vice-president internal and treasurer) from amongst themselves.
Our board members are community league enthusiasts. They are actively involved with their own community leagues and believe that when neighbours come together to create healthier, safer and more connected communities, they are in reality, building a greater city for all.
They bring a wealth of talent, knowledge and connections to the EFCL Board. Their duties are varied, ranging from consulting with leagues and liaisoning with the city to governance and planning, leading various committees and connecting with like-minded groups, plus promoting the community league movement.
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Meet the current EFCL Board Members
Jacquie is the EFCL board as the representative for Clareview/Horse Hill (C). She has been an active member of Fraser Community League for the past 10 years, serving on the board in many of the director positions, and is currently the league's secretary. She has also been active in Clareview and District Area Council (CDAC) for many years and was elected president of CDAC in November, 2016.
District Jasper Place (E) representative, Jamie is an active member of the Glenwood Community League, having served as City Liaison Director since 2009. His experience with the EFCL includes several terms as the Jasper Place rep on the EFCL's Planning & Development Committee. When not volunteering, Jamie works as a communications director for a not-for-profit organization in Alberta's disability sector
Ryan became the Terwillegar/Riverbend/Windermere (District H) representative in November 2016. He brings a strong community based policy background to the EFCL board. An active volunteer, Ryan actively works to encourage safe, healthy and vibrant communities within District H and the Capital Region.
Rhiannon is the representative for Whitemud East - District K. She joined the EFCL board in October 2016. Rhiannon has been part of the community league movement for over seven years. She is on the EFCL 100th Anniversary Committee and is currently the president of Heritage Point Community League. She has also served as program director, fundraising director, and was board secretary for the Southwest Area Council.