Community Futures Parkland
Box 516-421 Main Street
Phone: (204) 546-5100
Executive Director - Jami Turetsky
Business Account Manager - Rhianna McCool-Morin
Programs Assistant- Chantel Fraser
Community Futures Parkland is a regionally governed not-for-profit organization. We receive annual core-funding from Prairies Economic Development Canada and many projects are funded with assistance from the Province of Manitoba. But most importantly, all our decisions are made locally. It gives us flexibility and independence. Our Board of Directors make sure that we follow the rules, provide solid financial management & oversight and provide us with guidance via strategic planning. A rewarding task!
Chair - Jonah Genik - Ag. Operator - Business Owner / representing Gilbert Plains, MB
Vice Chair - Marcia Rowat - Retired Economic Development Officer at Municipality of Russell Binscarth / representing Russell, MB
Past-Chair -Trevor Kehrer - Retired Credit Union Financial Consultant / representing Roblin, MB
Treasurer - Marla Palmer - Retired Financial Officer at Grandview Gateways Inc. / representing Grandview, MB
Member - Gabe Mercier - Retired Director of Assiniboine Community College Parkland Campus / representing Dauphin & Ochre River, MB
Member - Ray Frey - Retired Chief Park Warden of Riding Mountain National Park at Parks Canada / representing Onanole, MB
Member - Jason Zamrykut- Accountant / representing Dauphin, MB
Member - Ellen Arnott - Owner of Crave located in Roblin / representing Roblin, MB
Our 8-member Board includes 3 female and 5 male Board members.
The corporation shall be governed by a Board of Directors composed of a minimum of seven (7) members to a maximum of twelve (12) members. Every reasonable effort will be made to maintain the maximum allowed. All members will be selected from throughout the Parkland Region through a public recruitment and consultation process utilizing local media, community groups, personal and professional referrals, municipal councils, or any other means. Members will be selected based on qualifications and experience. Selection and appointment will be done at the sole absolute discretion of the existing Board of Directors of Community Futures Parkland, based on its needs and priorities. Equitable geographic representation will be pursued as well as selecting representatives of the region's aboriginal communities. The Board of Director's will monitor all the finances and activities of the corporation.