Call for Board Nominations
Cochrane Lake Gas Co-op Ltd. (CLGC) is governed by a member elected Board of Directors that provides leadership and strategic direction of the organization: providing safe, reliable natural gas to its members. The Board of Directors represents the CLGC membership. Serving as a Board member would provide you the opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise to achieve better governance, develop new skills, participate in a cooperative organization and enhance personal networks. In March of 2023, an election of Directors will take place. If you are a member of CLGC and interested in serving as a Director, you must submit your application/nomination papers no later than Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 4:00 pm.
Acting as a Board member can be a rewarding experience. If you want to learn more on how to channel your professional expertise or creative energy into contributing and strengthening our organization, please contact us for more information.
Please download the 2023 Director Election Handbook here:
Edward P. Zwambag, Chairman
Ed is currently a Consulting Land Agent with Antelope Land Services Ltd. He received his Land Agent license in 2004. Previously Ed was consulting with Arctos Land Corp. 2004-2010. Acquiring well site leases, pipeline right of way agreements, consulting with First Nations on new oil and gas projects on crown land and notifications of oil and gas industry projects and changes, flaring, re-licensing etc.
Ed received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Guelph in 1983. He worked for Rhone-Poulenc, a crop protection company for 15 years as a field research agrologist, responsible for product development in Alberta. He was station manager for an independent research company for four years before changing careers to the present Land Agent.
Ed Lives in the north-eastern part of the franchise area near Madden. Ed is an active member of both the Madden Ag Society and the Madden curling club. Ed served on the Cochrane Lake Gas Co-op board since 2007.
Randy J. Croft, Vice-Chairman
Randy Croft has been a pipe trade’s instructor at SAIT since 2002. During that time, Randy has played an integral role with the instructor mentorship program and his work has been acknowledged through prestigious teaching and learning awards. Previously, Randy was employed with CLGC as a serviceman and assistant manager of operations (1987-2002). Randy served as a Board member from 2006-2012 and was re-elected to the Board in 2014, and again in 2017.
Scott M. Grattidge, Treasurer
Scott Grattidge grew up in Camrose, Alberta and completed his degree in Economics at Augustana University. Scott then spent the next 20 years in the financial services industry working for both chartered banks and a credit union in roles varying from teller to regional manager. These roles took Scott all over central Alberta. In 2000 he and his wife Lorelee settled on a piece of land west of Bottrel, where they have raised two boys, Dawson & Clay.
Agriculture has always been in Scott’s life as his family ran two feedlots when he was younger and early on in his banking career, he spent many days trying to figure out how to lend money to hog farmers. After spending over two decades in banking, Scott decided to make a change a couple of years ago and is now the Executive Director of the Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation.
In his role as the Executive Director, Scott is growing the Stockmen’s into a vibrant organization that honours the rich livestock history of our province. Scott is active in the community serving on the Community Futures West board and a member of the Cochrane Rotary club. He has been on the Cochrane Lake Gas Co-op board since 2018, serving in the role of treasurer.
Marg W. Boisvert, Secretary
Marg Boisvert is a retired police officer, having served with the Calgary Police Service for more than 26 years. She worked as a first responder, administrator, and management performing duties including emergency response, investigations, budgets, policy and procedure, and personnel development.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a Certificate of Business Management from the University of Calgary and a Certificate of Arbitration and Mediation from Mount Royal University.
Marg and her husband have lived west of Bottrell since 1979 on their ranch. Since retirement, they both assist with the import and export of horses and other animals worldwide.
Marg is an avid golfer, curler and baseball player. She has previously sat on local boards including Cochrane Minor Hockey, the Cremona Curling Club and South-Central Alberta Ladies’ Golf Interclub.
Marg was elected to the Board in 2016.
Stan R. Jensen
Stan Jensen retired from Shell Oil Canada Ltd. after a 30-year career as a Foreman at the Burnt Timber Gas Plant. When working, Stan was a Master Journeyman Electrician and was in charge of the Plant’s Electrical Department. Stan is currently actively involved as a Rancher in a cow-calf operation north of Cremona. In his spare time, he is involved with the Central Alberta Team Roping Association. Stan was elected to the Board in 2012 and re-elected in 2015 and 2018.
Clayton W. Long
Clay Long is currently a Partner with Corvelle Consulting, a small boutique IT consulting firm focused on IT project management and management consulting in the oil and gas industry. Clay also performs evaluation of controls audits in measurement and reporting of oil and gas facilities.
He received a diploma in Electrical Engineering from SAIT and worked at ENMAX for 23 years before becoming a consultant. After starting in the trench swamping a backhoe, he apprenticed as a Power Electrician, building and maintaining high voltage power substations. Eventually Clay ended up running the IT Department.
Clay has lived in the Cochrane Lake area since 1994 where he was involved in 4H and Pony Club with his kids and wife Dianne. He was elected to the Board in 2009, re-elected in 2012, 2015 and 2018.
Paul D. McLean
Paul McLean is a local IT Consultant and businessman. Paul was a four term Councillor with the County of Rocky View until October 2013 when he retired. At one time he also served as the Deputy Reeve for the County of Rocky View. Paul is very involved in the community and lives in the Weedon Hall area of our district. Paul was elected to the Board in 2011 and re-elected in 2014 and 2017.
Carol D. Rokos
Carol was born and raised in Morinville, Alberta, and attended the University of Alberta, graduating from the Dental Hygiene program. Carol worked as a dental hygienist for 21 years in both community health and in private practice.
After retiring from the dental profession, she completed certifications in life and disability insurance and the Investment Funds Institute of Canada certification, leading her to the completion of her Certified Financial Planning (CFP) designation. She then went on to work with Canada’s largest mutual fund corporation as a Certified Financial Planner, providing her a broad base on which to advise clients in tax planning, estate planning and investment planning. Carol retired from financial planning in 2008.
Ms. Rokos and her husband moved into Cochrane in 2008 and later moved into Monterra on Cochrane Lake in 2013. At that time becoming members of the Cochrane Lake Gas Co-op.
Ms. Roko’s board experience includes; six (6) years on the Dental Hygienists Association of Alberta, eight (8) years as a board member of the Grande Prairie Art Gallery and currently sits as a board member of the condo association of Monterra Phase II.