We are proud to share that Kelly Zadko our Vice President, Business Development, has been elected as the new President of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association’s Alberta Chapter as of April 1, 2019.

The announcement was made at the 2019 Alberta Chapter CLRA conference held in Red Deer earlier this year, and came as a welcomed challenge that Kelly hopes will help her grow professionally.

“This is something that I wanted to do personally for my own growth and development,” Kelly says.

“I am very proud of the environmental industry. I feel we contribute a lot to the wellbeing of the province and I want to capture and share that great work through the CLRA.”

The CLRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and leadership of the reclamation and remediation industry across Canada, with provincial chapters active in 5 regions. 

Having been a member of the association since she graduated university in 1999, Kelly has enjoyed being involved with the CLRA for the last 20 years. Since 2016, she served as a member on the Board of Directors, and is now looking forward to taking on a more strategic role as the upcoming President.

Women in the Industry

“Since I have been in the environmental industry for the last 20 years, I have a very strong background in this business and I can bring that experience forward in the presidency role,” Kelly says.

“Being a female leader in this industry is really important to me,” she adds.

“I want to show people that are coming into this profession that we do have strong female leaders that have helped shape the industry.”

Kelly says she is happy to take the lead from the former CLRA president, Marissa Reckmann, who served as President for the last 5 years, and “follow in her footsteps.”

“She was a great president and I look forward to working with her over the next year as Past President,” she adds.

The Future of CLRA, Alberta Chapter

Kelly’s previous role on the Board of Directors was spent taking care of sponsorships and being the lead for a variety of events including golf tournaments and special awards, but going forward she will have a bit more on her plate as she will be responsible for providing the direction for the Alberta chapter, development of the strategic plan, overseeing any events planned throughout the year and ensuring the board members meet their requirements.

Kelly says she is looking forward to what this upcoming year will bring.

“We have 3 new board members this year and I am excited to work with them,” she says.

“This is an exciting time for the industry, and although there have been some economic setbacks in the province, it is time for us to refocus and provide the best for our members; because at the end of the day I am representing all the members of the CLRA Alberta Chapter, and I want to make sure that the ideas they have are being heard and implemented.”

The North Shore family would like to congratulate Kelly on this exciting news. We know she will be a great President for the CLRA Alberta Chapter!

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