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On January 26th, Homeland Housing appointed their new Board of Directors, consisting of thirteen members, at their organizational meeting.

The Ministerial Order creating Homeland Housing was signed by Lori Sigurdson, Minister of Seniors and Housing, on December 5, 2016. The new organization is an amalgamation of Westlock Foundation and Sturgeon Foundation which took effect January 1, 2017.

The Chairman of the new Board of Directors is Gordon Putnam from the Town of Morinville. The Vice Chairman is Clem Fagnan from the Town of Westlock. The Board consists of eleven additional members, as follows: Mel Smith, Town of Redwater; David Hutton, Town of Bon Accord; Wes Brodhead, City of St. Albert; Matthew White, Town of Clyde; Robert Esau, M.D. of Lesser Slave River No. 24; Carol Tremblay, Town of Legal; Dennis Primeau, Westlock County; Don Savage, Westlock County; David Truckey, Town of Westlock; Louise Bauder, Town of Gibbons; and Susan Evans, Sturgeon County. Dennis M. Magnusson, CHE is the Executive Director.

Homeland Housing is currently focused on standardization, building capacity, and diversifying and enhancing service delivery. In addition, the direction is to concentrate on best practices and strengthening the organization in terms of policies, procedures, and project management.

The Region served by Homeland Housing includes the City of St. Albert, Sturgeon County, Westlock County, and the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River. No. 24 This geographic area equals over 10, 100 square kilometers and serves a population of approximately 110,000 people. This new area is divided into three areas in terms of managing staffing, service delivery and planning future project development: Westlock Area, Central Area and St. Albert.

Homeland Housing welcomes our new Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will advocate on behalf of each community being served. The employees of both previous foundations become employees of Homeland Housing. The good work of our employees is essential and much appreciated. In planning for this transition, our residents and tenants will experience a seamless transition.

The vision of Homeland Housing is to be a provincially recognized leader in the provision of supportive living for seniors and community affordable housing. Progressive, innovative and customer-focused, Homeland Housing provides quality facilities, programs and services.