Mayor Gale Katchur has officially taken over as chair of Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) from Edmonton mayor Don Iveson.
 
On November 10, Katchur took over the position for the next two years.
 
"This will provide me more opportunities to do more lobbying and advocating for industry in the region," explained Katchur.
 
Fort Saskatchewan's mayor will lead meetings with industrial players and officials from all levels of government.
 
She will also help promote the Heartland.
 
"It's very exciting, the doors that it opens with the number of people that I will have the opportunity to meet and have the opportunity to talk about Fort Saskatchewan and the region, it is a great opportunity and I'm very honoured to take over this role."
 
Joining the AIHA board are newly-elected mayors Rod Frank from Strathcona County and Alanna Hnatiw from Sturgeon County. Re-elected representatives include Katchur, Iveson and Reeve Wayne Woldanski from Lamont County. 
 
The AIHA board meets four times yearly to address their strategic needs.
 
Fort Saskatchewan will hold Chairmanship until 2019, when it will pass to Sturgeon County mayor Alanna Hnatiw.

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