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Today the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier announced the appointment of Reeve Brian Brewin as the Chair of the Irrigation Council of Alberta.
The Irrigation Council consists of seven members appointed by the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry; five public members and two government representatives - one from Alberta Environment and Parks and one from Agriculture and Forestry.
The Irrigation Council makes recommendations to the Minister respecting any matter under the Act, monitors the operation and financial performance of the thirteen irrigation districts in Alberta, grants approval for irrigation districts to expend money under cost sharing agreements between the districts and the Government of Alberta among other matters.
Reeve Brewin has been a member of the Municipal District Municipal Council since 1998 and has served during that time as the Chair of the Agricultural Service Board, the past Chair of the Highway 3 Regional Water Services Commission, the Chair of the Southern Regional Stormwater Management Plan Committee and represents the Municipal District of Taber on the Oldman Watershed Council, Barnwell Community School Committee, the Grassy Lake Recreation Board and on the board of Taber and District Community Adult Learning. Reeve Brewin is a member of the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, the Agricultural Service Board and various Council Committees including finance, public works and policy. He has served as the Deputy Reeve and since 2010 has served as the Reeve of the Municipal District of Taber.