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RISA’s Three Part Political Series Welcomes Alberta Party Leader; Stephen Mandel
January 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm$75
RISA is elated to announce the kick off to our three part political series. Our Primary focus is to promote and faciliate interaction, education and business opportunities between primary natural resource manufacturers/producers and the supply and service industry. We believe that interactive discussion about the challenges these sectors face in a solutions-focused manner could lead to positive action for our members, the industry and the Alberta Public.
We have invited Albertas political parties to discuss their provincial policy direction, government contract procurement, external trade opportunities and over all support of these economically vital industries in alberta specific to the Oil & Gas, Mining, Forestry and Bioindustry sectors.
Please join us for lunch while we welcome Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel for an interactive discussion about the current economic state of Alberta, as well as what the Alberta Party Government intends to focus on.
Stephen Mandel is an experienced political leader, business person and community volunteer.
He served as Edmonton’s mayor from 2004 to 2013. During this time he positioned Edmonton for the future by building new infrastructure, renewing older neighbourhoods, and spurring investment in the city. Stephen worked collaboratively with council, other orders of government, the social sector, and businesses to get things done. He led initiatives to fast-track LRT expansion, road improvements, and the construction of new libraries and community recreation facilities, and helped to bring billions of dollars of new development into Edmonton’s downtown. He also organized focused efforts to address homelessness and community safety, expand seniors housing, and promote engagement with multicultural communities. With Stephen’s leadership, the Capital Region’s 25 municipalities united for the first time under a common growth management plan.
Before entering public service, Stephen built and ran a successful business. As President of Mandel Group, he led the company’s activities in residential and commercial real estate development and construction. Stephen is active in the community, volunteering his time on behalf of numerous local organizations including the Mazankowski Heart Institute, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Jewish Community Centre, and Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre. Most recently, Stephen was appointed Chancellor of Concordia University. Stephen and his wife Lynn, are long-time residents of Edmonton, where they raised their children and now enjoy spending time with their grandson.
Stephen was appointed Minister of Health on September 15, 2014. He served as a Progressive Conservative MLA for Edmonton-Whitemud from 2014-2015.