Once it was determined that amendments would be made to the Resort Centre ASP to address the unfinished golf course lands the Community Advisory Group for Smith Creek was consulted and a number of members indicated an interest in participating in a smaller group to discuss matters pertaining to the Resort Centre. The group also showed interest in providing advice and regular updates to the Smith Creek Community Advisory Group. The Town expressed support for this process.
Accordingly, a CAG Subgroup was formed consisting of the following members:
- Kyla Conner, Canmore Resident
I am a long-term resident of Canmore and actively involved in the community as a parent, volunteer and lawyer. I was drawn to the CAG as a result of my interest in municipal law and my interest in retaining and supporting local families.
- Pat Kamenka, Canmore Resident
Born in Canmore, I have witnessed it grow and change from a small mining centre, relatively unknown to anyone except its residents, to a town known worldwide for its natural beauty, exceptional lifestyle and recreational opportunities. I have hiked, hunted and extensively monitored wildlife activity on the Smith Creek and adjacent lands since the 1960’s. I volunteered for CAG to assist guiding the change and growth that will come from the Smith Creek development by bringing my experiences and concerns as a resident to the process.
- Paul Lessard, TSMV Resident, Canmore Business
Paul Lessard, P. Eng. and MBA, has over 30 years of experience in the EPC and Oil & Gas Industries. He was formerly a partner and board member of Colt Engineering, a mid-cap Canadian Engineering Procurement and Construction company, prior to its acquisition by Worley Parsons in 2007. While there, Paul led Colt’s largest alliance relationship. He was instrumental in the step change growth of their construction division and served on the committee, which created the company Leadership and Management development program.
Today, Paul pursues new ventures and investment opportunities. He and his wife Donna are founding Trustees of the Scotlyn Foundation, Directors of the Tails of Help Foundation and they are Board members and Advisors on a number of other for-profit corporations and non-profit organizations.
The Scotlyn Foundation pursues strategic philanthropy in the areas of arts and music, people with animals, wildlife and total childhood development. The foundation normally provides funding, industry experience and business expertise to CRA registered non-profits interested in long term relationships and a collaborative approach to the initiatives pursued. Paul, Donna and their 4-year old yellow lab Juno live in Canmore Alberta.
- Andrew Nickerson, Canmore Business and Tourism
For over 15 years Andrew has been working in Canadian and international tourism in senior management roles focused on tourism product development. He is currently the President and CEO of Tourism Canmore Kananaskis, having successfully rebuilt the organization over the past three years, and is an active community member involved with various Town of Canmore committees and working groups. He is involved in the Community Advisory Group representing the Tourism sector and appreciates the opportunity to be at the table with a diverse group of stakeholders who are working to find common ground and solutions that benefit the greater good of the community.