Cochrane Mayor Jeff Genung was recently elected Vice Chair of the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB). Mayor Genung applied for the role and was voted in by the Board at the March 22 meeting.
The CMRB consists of representatives from 10 municipalities mandated to develop a long-term plan for managed, sustainable growth in the Calgary Region.
“Planning for the future development of the Calgary metropolitan region will directly impact all of the Board municipalities,” said Mayor Genung. “Having a seat at the table, and the opportunity to take on a leadership role allows me to ensure that Cochrane’s voice is heard at this table where decisions are being made that will impact the entire region.”
The CMRB was officially established in January 2018, when the new regulation into effect and is the first provincially mandated growth management board for the Calgary Region. Members include the City of Airdrie, City of Calgary, City of Chestermere, Town of Cochrane, Foothills County, Town of High River, Town of Okotoks, Rocky View County, Town of Strathmore and Wheatland County.
Collectively, the Board is working towards ensuring environmentally responsible land-use planning and growth management, coordinating regional infrastructure investment and service delivery, and promoting the economic well-being and competitiveness of the region.
To fulfill its mandate, the Board is required to develop a long-term Growth Plan and Servicing Plan by January 2021.