Board of Directors
Officially established as an Agricultural Society by the Province of Alberta in 1972, the Springbank Park For All Seasons Agricultural Society (SPFAS) is a not-for-profit organization. SPFAS retains authorization from the Canada Revenue Agency to issue charitable receipts for financial donations.
Led by a voluntary community-based Board of Directors, SPFAS utilizes a governance model whereby the Board retains responsibility for the general oversight of SPFAS operations and activities, provides strategic direction, continually strives to provide facilities that are safe and welcoming, serves as the overall steward of SPFAS financial resources, and plans for the long-term viability and sustainability of SPFAS facilities.
In conjunction with consistently focusing on providing strong customer service and support to all users of SPFAS facilities, the Board also strives on an ongoing basis to plan for, and be responsive, to the current and future recreational, social, and cultural needs of residents of Springbank and other communities.
SPFAS Board of Directors' Responsibilities and Focus:
- Policy establishment and implementation
- Strong and balanced service delivery and support for users of SPFAS facilities
- External relationships, advocacy, and communication
- Financial stewardship
- Strategic planning for today and the future
- Preservation of assets and long-term viability and sustainability
- Provide direction to the SPFAS General Manager
Meet the SPFAS Board of Directors Effective as of September 30, 2019:
- President – Lisa Skelton
- 1st Vice President – Frank Walsh
- 2nd Vice President - Scott Mamchur
- Treasurer – Joe Petratur
- Past President – Vacant
- Secretary – George Kapocsi
- Robinson Extended Family Appointee – Dan Toews
- Rocky View County – Kevin Hanson
- Rocky View Schools – Judi Hunter
- Springbank Community Association – Vacant
- Springbank Soccer Club – Zahin Sorabji
- Springbank Figure Skating Club – Arlene Abboud
- Phoenix Football Booster Association – Dan Toews
- Springbank Lions Club & Springbank Heritage Club – Vacant
- Springbank Playschool – Jennifer DeYoung
- Springbank Curling Club – Neil Somerset
- Springbank Minor Hockey Association – Jeff Hill
- Mike Williamson
- Grant Humphreys
- Tanya Giulford
- Gannon Wills
Additional Information About the Board of Directors
The Springbank Park For All Seasons Agricultural Society (SPFAS) is led by the Board of Directors, which typically is comprised of 20 – 28 individuals. Board Members are formally appointed each year in September during the Annual General Meeting (AGM) Board Members serve voluntarily, and various Board Members serve as representatives of SPFAS User Groups. Various Board Members serve as representatives of SPFAS User Groups. In addition to the AGM, the Board of Directors meet 6 - 8 times per year. These meetings are open to the general public.
The Board of Directors is led by the SPFAS President. Via the President's leadership, the Board of Directors provides direction and establishes policy to guide SPFAS operations and capital developments. The SPFAS President and Board of Directors work closely with the SPFAS General Manager and Staff to operate SPFAS facilities for the benefit of all users, as well as to sustain and enhance these facilities.
The Board is charged with the overall corporate responsibility of leading the Springbank Park For All Seasons Agricultural Society in a manner that ensures SPFAS facilities are utilized for a wide array of recreational, social, and cultural programs, events, and activities. In conjunction with striving to effectively serve the residents of Springbank and other communities, the Board of Directors ensures that SPFAS facilities are safe, affordable, attractive, and welcoming. The Board of Directors is also responsible for ensuring that SPFAS facilities are financially viable and sustainable on a long-term basis.
The Board retains a mandate to plan for future facility preservation and development. This includes planning for the replacement of existing capital assets at the ends of their respective life cycles, as well as planning to refurbish and renovate facilities to ensure they consistently continue to be safe, attractive and welcoming. This mandate also includes planning to accommodate the future service delivery needs of facility users in conjunction with addressing projected population growth within the Springbank Community.