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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.

 

Learn more about becoming a member of the EFCL Board of Directors and what districts are currently open.

Meet the current EFCL Board Members

Jesse Watson

Jesse became the Castle Downs/Calder (A) rep in Oct. of 2014. He is an active member in his own league of Calder and has a background in economics, planning and Heritage Conservation. He is our VP Internal.

 

 

Ron Favell

Ron is the EFCL District Londonderry (B) representative. An active community member, he has served four terms on the Killarney Community League Board as director of the hall and lounge, vice-president, president and director of buildings and grounds.

Jacquie Browne

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.

Trevor Eliott

Trevor represents District West Edmonton (D) and hails from La Perle Community League. He holds the position of treasurer on the EFCL board.

 

Fraser Porter

Fraser became the District Jasper Place (E) representative in October of 2017. She is Treasurer of the North Glenora Community League. Fraser has called Edmonton home since 2002.

Cindy Dorward

A community-minded person, Cindy is a dedicated and active volunteer, and is very involved with her own league of Dovercourt. Cindy's enthusiasm and creativity will serve her well as the new EFCL rep for District Downtown (F) as February of 2016.

District G

Alberta Avenue is currently vacant. Please email the EFCL for further information if you are interested in becoming part of the EFCL board.

Ryan Barber

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.

 

Leanne Kohn

Leanne is the representative for Greater Strathcona - District I.

Gavin Martinson

Gavin is the president of the EFCL and represents District South East (J). Community-minded and a dedicated family man, he is also on the board for Fulton Place Community League.

Masood Makarechian

Masood is the representative for Whitemud East - District K. 

Shaffeek Ali

Shaffeek is from the Burnewood Community League and represents District Mill Woods/Meadows (L). He has served on the EFCL board since 2011.

 

EFCL Offices:

7103 - 105 Street
Edmonton, AB
T6E 4G8 Canada

P: +1.780.437.2913
F: +1.780.437.4710

Hours: Mon to Fri, 8:30 to 4:30