Active, engaged and passionate about their communities and the city of Edmonton
Charles Simmonds (right) served as president of the EFCL for 13 years from 1948 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.
Learn more about becoming a member of the EFCL Board of Directors and what districts are currently open.
Meet the current EFCL Board Members
Martin is the district representative for Clareview/Horse Hill District (C). Martin has lived in NE Edmonton for over 30 years and currently serves as President of South Clareview. A former military officer, he has his BA from the UofA in political science and currently works as an oil and gas directional drilling contractor.
Giselle is the representative for West Edmonton District (D) and a board member of the Rio Terrace Community League. Edmonton has been her home since 2007 and she discovered community leagues in 2015. Giselle works in the nonprofit sector, is an avid writer, and a community volunteer. She sees great potential in community leagues in making Edmontonians connected and engaged no matter how long they have lived in Edmonton.
“Rocky” (as she likes to be known) is the representative for Downtown District (F) February 2018. A past EFCL board member, Rocky has recently been part of the Green Leagues Team and hopes to bring that work further into alignment with the other ways the EFCL works to support communities.
Liz is the representative for Alberta Avenue (District G). Liz lives with her family in the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood for the past 10 years and is the treasurer of the Community League. Edmonton has been her home for the past 35 years. She loves to go for walks in her neighbourhood and have dinner at the many restaurant found on 118 Ave.
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. He is our VP External.
Anita is the District South East (J) representative. Anita is currently the President of the Avonmore Community League and a member of the National Advisory Board for Ten Thousand Villages Canada. In addition to volunteer work, Anita consults in the area of governance, volunteer management and organization development.