July 9, 2021



UDI-ER Members,



Here is an update on the latest developments arising from the association.



Rick Preston


Rick has served UDI-ER as Executive Director for nearly ten years with tremendous leadership, passion and commitment. The Board and Rick have decided that now is the time for Rick to move forward with the next chapter of his career. The Board thanks Rick for his dedication over the past decade and wishes him continued success in his future endeavours.


UDI-ER will be recruiting for a new leader in this role to carry on the outstanding job Rick has done for our Industry. Rick’s last day with UDI-ER will be September 30th.



Recent City Council Items


On Monday, May 17th, Edmonton City Council approved a recommended motion from Executive Committee that accepted the governance option of the Sanitary Services Strategy Oversight Committee while also requesting that Administration work with EPCOR in amending the map for the SSSF to reflect that a variety of lines are possible.


Furthermore, on Monday, June 14th, the City of Edmonton Facilities Off-Site Levies Bylaw was deliberated at Executive Committee. In advance, UDI-ER submitted the following letter.


The bylaw will now go to the August 16th City Council meeting for approval. UDI-ER has been closely working with Administration in the development of this bylaw and we will continue to keep Members apprised on this crucial file.



Upcoming Events


Thank you to all of the participants and sponsors for ensuring that the UDI Golf Event on June 10th was a success.


Planning for another UDI Golf Event this year in late August is currently underway. Additionally, we are preparing for a Spirit of UDI-ER Awards Event to take place either in November 2021 or February 2022. We will keep Members updated on these future events as details become more concrete.



New UDI-ER Publication: Growth is City Building


Last month, UDI-ER released a new publication: Growth is City Building.


In the spirit of collaboration and best practices, this document shares our industry’s perspective on the way growth can be managed in Edmonton so that we can continue to build a city where future generations will live and thrive. Additionally, with the upcoming 2021 municipal election in the fall, the document may provide you with a useful resource when speaking with candidates and seeking their views and opinions.


To read an electronic copy of the publication, please click here. If you would like a hard copy, please feel free to contact our office.




Mike Kohl,

Chair, UDI - Edmonton Region

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Chair- Mike Kohl
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