Mission

To monitor, analyse, and provide information on air quality and develop strategies to manage air quality issues within the Calgary Regional Airshed Zone.

Vision

To have air quality that is not harmful to human health or the environment.

Boundary

The Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ) encompasses an area that approximately follows the boundaries of the Calgary Health Region except for the northern border which is defined by the southern border of the Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ).

The current proposed airshed boundaries include the cities of Calgary and Airdrie; the Municipal Districts of Rocky View, Bighorn and Foothills; Willow Creek, Vulcan and Wheatland Counties; the Improvement Districts of Kananaskis and Banff; and the Town of Canmore. The Siksika, Eden Valley, Tsuu T’ina, and Stoney First Nations are also located within the CRAZ area.

Board Members

David Lawlor, CRAZ Chair

Public Member 

David Lawlor is a renewable energy developer and currently Chair of the Calgary Region Airshed Zone. David also sits on the Board of Directors of the Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA).  He is past Chair of the Canadian Electricity Associations – Sustainable Electricity Program Advisory Committee and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Environment Committee, and past Vice President of the Industry Caucus of CASA.

David Lawlor

Jennifer Silverthorn, CRAZ Vice-Chair

Environmental Manager, City of Calgary

Jen is an Environmental Management lead with the City of Calgary. I currently manage a team focused on community and corporate environmental sustainability. I joined the CRAZ Board as the City of Calgary rep in April of 2019. The City of Calgary was a founding member of CRAZ in 2007 and has been involved on the board and various committees since the establishment of the organization.

My previous work revolves around improving the environmental performance of organizations, projects and strategic plans based on research and assessment. I have also designed and audited environmental & safety management systems compliant with ISO standards, PIR COR and regulatory compliance requirements.

My specialties include sustainable procurement, sustainability & EHS risk assessment, EHS auditing & compliance, EHS management systems, and project management.

Other knowledge areas include sustainable infrastructure, leadership, business continuity, and emergency preparedness and response planning.

Currently Paul serves the Municipal District of Bighorn on the Municipal Excellence Committee, the Assessment Appeal Board, Chairman Bighorn Corridor Environment Committee, Director Bow Valley Waste Management Commission, and Vice-Chairman Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Alliance.

Jen Silverthorn

Paul Ryan, CRAZ Treasurer

Public Member

Paul is starting his third full term as Councillor with the MD of Bighorn, having been elected in a by election in 2002. Paul is a public member of CRAZ. A resident of Exshaw, he has been involved in many community affairs and activities, including the Exshaw Community Association, the Exshaw Community Environment Committee, and the Kananaskis Gun Club.

As a Councillor, he has served on the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board and as Chairman of the Municipal District Bighorn Historic Resource Committee and has served a one-year term as Reeve.

Currently Paul serves the Municipal District of Bighorn on the Municipal Excellence Committee, the Assessment Appeal Board, Chairman Bighorn Corridor Environment Committee, Director Bow Valley Waste Management Commission, and Vice-Chairman Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Alliance.

Paul Ryan

Ted (Edward) Sutton, CRAZ Secretary

Public Member

Ted is a retired rancher and educator in the post-secondary system, a husband to Kate and a father of two grown children. He worked at Lakeland College for 29 years where he held such portfolios as Instructor, Department Chair, International Education Coordinator and Dean of the School of Agricultural Sciences. He operated Cornerpost Consulting Ltd. until 2016, managing a wide variety of projects related to agriculture and environmental sciences, including project management for the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association.

Ted Sutton

Dr. Judy Stewart, LL.M. Ph.D.

Public Member

A teacher before becoming a lawyer, Judy Stewart practices law in Cochrane, Alberta, primarily at the nexus of municipal and water law. Judy thesis for her Master of Laws at the University of Calgary was about municipal tools to protect wetlands and riparian lands in Alberta. In June, 2016, Judy graduated with a doctorate from the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary where she designed a reflexive legal framework for bridging organisations in regional-scale environmental governance and management. Judy was on Cochrane town council-6 years as a councillor, and 3 years as mayor. She is an avid volunteer on local, regional and provincial watershed stewardship groups, and on CRAZ where she chairs the Policy and Legislation Committee.

Judy Stewart

 Brian Hill, Resource Manager

Alberta Environment and Parks

Brian was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, but has lived in Alberta since the age of 6 and has lived in Lethbridge since 1991. Brian has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Lethbridge and a Diploma in Environmental Science from Lethbridge College. Brian has been with Alberta Environment in various roles since 1994; currently he is a Resource Manager for the Southern Saskatchewan Region of Alberta Environment and Parks whose responsibilities include overseeing ambient air quality management in the region.

Brian Hills

Jonathan Moser, Head of Environment and Public Affairs

Lafarge Canada Inc. 

Jonathan Moser is a senior leader with extensive experience in communications, external relations, sustainability and corporate social responsibility who has facilitated success working for a diversity of clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

He currently serves as Head, Environment and Public Affairs, for Lafarge Canada Inc., a member of LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest building materials company. Prior to joining LafargeHolcim,

Jonathan was the Manager of Government Affairs and Public Policy for Dow Chemical Canada ULC.
Highlights of Jonathan’s significant public sector experience include working as an advisor to Prime Minister Paul Martin and several federal Ministers.

When not busy with his two children at baseball or ballet, Jonathan is actively supporting various community organisations.

Jonathan Moser

Lynn Que, Senior Advisor, Safe Air Program

Alberta Health Services

Lynn Que is working as a Senior Advisor for Safe Air Program at Alberta Health Services. Her primary role is addressing environmental health concerns in outdoor air quality related situations (e.g. wildfire smoke, accidental releases, industrial emission, traffic related air pollution, wood burning smoke, etc.). Representing Alberta Health Services, Lynn is currently participating in various multi-stakeholder organizations, such as Calgary Regional Airshed Zone (CRAZ), Clean Air Strategic Alliance (CASA) – Ambient Air Objectives Working Group.

Lynn Que came to Alberta in 2008 and fell in love with Alberta’s natural environment soon. She has lived in Calgary since 2010. Believing in that any small changes we make will lead to big differences, either in our life or in others’, Lynn enjoys her involvements in CRAZ as she knows what CRAZ is doing promotes healthy air quality for people living in Calgary and surrounding areas.

Lynn Que

Karen Rollins, Arch. Tech., B.Sc., M.E.Des. (Environmental Science)

Bow Valley Clean Air Society 

Karen Rollins is an environmental scientist specializing in the built environment with over 30 years working experience as an architectural technologist and indoor air quality consultant. Karen has taught indoor air quality courses at SAIT and the University of Calgary and has made numerous presentations on the international stage (USA, Europe, New Zealand, China). Karen lives in Canmore, Alberta and enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and teaching ukulele.

Karen Rollins

Nicole Thomas, Environmental Manager

Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited

Nicole Thomas is an Industry Board Member representative on CRAZ. She works in the gravel and concrete industry, as an environment manager with Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited (“Inland”) and manages the prairie region of southern Alberta, SK and MB. Nicole was also Chair of CRAZ Engagement Committee from 2016-19. Nicole has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and is a certified Environment Professional from Eco Canada. She has previously worked as a provincial biologist in the east coast of Canada and environmental assessment manager with the oil and gas industry in the north. Nicole enjoys camping with her family near Calgary. 

Nicole Thomas

Shane Adam, Manager, Environment

ENMAX Energy Corporation

Mr. Shane Adam has over 20 years of experience in environment, health and safety management including ISO implementation and certification, ambient air quality monitoring, source emission monitoring and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Adam provides management and oversight of Environmental programs, ensuring compliance with EHS legislation and regulations.   He provides environment technical and regulatory support to achieve and maintain compliance and works closely with Operations to identify and address environment aspects for Generation and Thermal Energy facilities.

Shane Adam

Ruth Goodwin, Mayor

Town of Black Diamond

Ruth Goodwin is an Elected  Municipal representative of the CRAZ Board. As the Mayor of Black Diamond and having no previous experience with Air Quality Monitoring beyond her jurisdiction she is educating herself and learning as she goes. As a advocate for sustainable living and a natural appreciation for the outdoors Ruth believes that its important to live the best quality life while giving back and being aware of how and what your doing and its affect on the air we breathe. Ruth serves on the CRAZ Board as a novice to air quality and monitoring. She recognizes the importance of early identification of possible concerns and remedies for excessive particulates in the air that we all breathe. Serving on the Sheep River Regional Utility Company as a board member and and alternate on the West End Sewage Commission, Ruth’s dedication water, sewer and Air Quality rounds out the 3 major environmental concerns of our day.

Ruth Goodwin

Janice Gallwey, M.Sc.

AGAT Laboratories, AQM Division Manager, Calgary, Alberta

Janice began her employment with AGAT Laboratories in October 2012 and currently manages the Air Quality Monitoring division. In her role, she provides regulatory compliance air quality monitoring services across Canada, focusing mainly on continuous ambient air monitoring. Janice graduated from the University of Calgary in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Evolutionary Plant Ecology.

Janice Gallwey

Sean Dawson, Environmental Manager, Matrix Solutions

Public Member

Mr. Sean Dawson is an environmental engineer and has been in the Project Management and Air Quality groups at Matrix Solutions for 8 years. As well as being a project manager, he also conducts air dispersion modelling and monitoring for all sizes of facilities and provides the final review for work done by Junior Air Quality Professionals. Mr. Dawson has a passion for making air emissions and reductions understandable and accessible to the public. His current focus is on air dispersion modelling for projects in the oil and gas, electricity production and agricultural industries, GHG quantification, and project management.

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