Council

Council is composed of 12 Council members, representing residential and commercial real estate, property management, mortgage brokerage, real estate appraisal, and the public. Council members adhere to a Code of Conduct. Their responsibilities include determining, setting and enforcing standards of conduct and business practices for industry professionals, providing services that enhance and improve the industry, and administering the Real Estate Act, Bylaws, and Rules. An administrative staff, led by the executive director, assists council in fulfilling its duties.

Council members are appointed for 3 year terms, and can serve 2 terms consecutively. Section 6 of the Real Estate Act outlines the composition of Council.

Council Terms of Reference


Council Chair Position Description

Council Member Position Description

2017-2018 Council Members

BRIAN KLINGSPON, CHAIR
RE/MAX Elite
Appointed by the Alberta Real Estate Association
From the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton
First term 11/01/13 – 10/31/16
Second term 11/01/16 – 10/31/19

BONNY CLARKE, CHAIR-ELECT
Western Mortgage Service Inc.
Appointed by members of Council appointed by the Alberta Real Estate Association and the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association
From industry members who are not members of the Alberta Real Estate Association
First term 11/01/15 – 10/31/18

CHRISTINE ZWOZDESKY, PAST-CHAIR
Altawest Real Estate Management Inc.
Appointed by Council from nominations received from licensed property managers.
First term 11/01/13 – 10/31/16
Second term 11/01/16 – 10/31/19

KRISTA BOLTON
Appointed by members of Council appointed by the Alberta Real Estate Association and the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association From the public
First term 11/01/12 – 10/31/15
Second term 11/01/2015-10/31/2018

BOBBI DAWSON
RE/MAX Grande Prairie
Appointed by the Alberta Real Estate Association
From industry members who are members of the real estate boards outside of Edmonton and Calgary
First term 11/01/16 – 10/31/19

AMINA DEIAB
Appointed by the Minister of Service Alberta
From the public
First term 11/01/17 – 10/31/20

RAMEY DEMIAN, CCIM
RE/MAX Real Estate
Appointed by the Alberta Real Estate Association
From industry members trading in industrial, commercial and investment real estate
First term 11/01/15 – 10/31/18

BILL KIRK
HomeLife Cityscape Real Estate
Appointed by the Alberta Real Estate Association
From industry members who are members of the Calgary Real Estate Board
First term 11/01/16 – 10/31/19

PHIL MCDOWELL
Mortgage Alliance ‘Mortgages are Marvellous’
Appointed by the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association
From industry members dealing in mortgages
First term 11/01/16 – 10/31/19

STAN MILLS 
Sun City Realty Ltd.
Appointed by the Alberta Real Estate Association
From industry members who are members of the real estate boards outside of Edmonton and Calgary
First term 11/01/15 – 10/31/18

ROBYN MOSER
RE/MAX Realty Professionals
Appointed by the Alberta Real Estate Association
From industry members trading in residential real estate
First term 11/01/15 – 10/31/18

ROBERT TELFORD
Appointed by Council from nominations received from licensed real estate appraisers.
First term 11/01/16 – 10/31/19


Regular Council meeting agendas and minutes are posted on this page in the interest of openness and transparency with stakeholders, and in accordance with Council policy.

RECA shall use best efforts to post the Council meeting agenda at least three business days before a Council meeting. In the event Council makes changes to the meeting agenda, those changes will be reflected in the Council meeting minutes for that meeting.

Council as a whole is responsible for reviewing and approving Council meeting minutes. Upon Council’s approval of meeting minutes, the executive director shall provide the approved minutes to RECA Communications staff for posting to the RECA website. Council meeting minutes will be redacted in accordance with RECA’s Redaction Policy.

October 17, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 18, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 11, 2018 Agenda Minutes
January 24, 2018 Agenda Minutes

Council Member Declaration

I promise to:

  1. promote the public interest
  2. uphold the principle of independence in decision making and not be influenced by public opinion, partisan interest, fear or criticism
  3. avoid any real or perceived conflicts of interest in my work with RECA, including not using Council information for my own gain or to benefit persons or entities outside of RECA, and not participating in Council proceedings or decisions affecting appointing organizations, declare any conflicts of interest that cannot be avoided and remove myself from any participation in any discussion or decision where I am in a conflict of interest
  4. resign from Council if I am participating in or am a party in a legal dispute or legal proceeding against RECA
  5. unless required by law, keep all information I receive as a Council member strictly confidential. This provision will indefinitely survive the end of my term as a Council member
  6. foster my professional competence and knowledge, prepare fully and diligently for Council proceedings, make every effort to attend Council meetings in person, notwithstanding the opportunity to use remote audio/video communication if necessary, actively participate in Council meetings and make myself available to the chair and my colleagues as requested
  7. only make statements that support Council, not undermine Council decisions and act in solidarity with the Council
  8. understand the content in RECA’s foundational documents, including legislation and policies
  9. be professional and honest in all dealings, including with RECA staff, and  respect RECA’s well-established governance and operational boundaries
  10. promote positive stakeholder relations when participating in industry events or committees, and seek authorization from the chair before making statements related to RECA or its activities or mandate to the media, public officials, any member of the industry profession or public
  11. not engage in discriminatory behaviour, conduct contrary to human rights laws, including conduct which is known, or ought to be known, to be offensive or harassing and not engage in general harassing or offensive conduct
  12. conduct the business and affairs of the Council in a lawful and ethical manner and report unlawful and unethical conduct
  13. be accountable to the chair and Council for my adherence to this code
Duty to Report and Enforcement

This Code of Conduct cannot, and is not intended to, address all situations. In some circumstances Council members will need to rely on their own judgment and consultation with the chair to determine an appropriate course of action. In circumstances where a Council member suspects any conduct that contravenes RECA policy or this Code of Conduct, the Council member has an obligation to report the conduct to the chair and if the issue relates to the chair’s conduct, the report is to be made to the chair elect or past chair.

This Code of Conduct will be enforced. Subject to the Real Estate Act, Rules, Regulations and Bylaws or other laws that apply, the chair and/or Council will determine appropriate enforcement, As examples, the chair may recommend to Council a Council member resign or Council may condemn or censure behavior publicly or privately; if a conflict of interest is present, Council will exclude the Council member from the portion of the meeting relating to the conflict; or, if there is a breach of confidentiality or a Council member indicates they will not conform to their duty of confidentiality, Council may restrict the Council member’s access to confidential information. Other types of enforcement, including under section 9 of the Real Estate Act, will be used as appropriate.


Council approved numerous policies regulating their meetings, conduct, and how they interact with stakeholders.

Diversity Policy

Consultation Policy

In-Camera Policy

Privacy Policy

Role of RECA Spokesperson

Stakeholder Engagement Policy

Stewardship Reporting Policy


Want to be a Member of Council? What You Should Know (pdf)

The Minister of Service Alberta is tasked with the responsibility of appointing one member to Council.

The Alberta Mortgage Brokers’ Association (AMBA) is to appoint one Council member, who must be a mortgage broker.

The Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) appoints six members to Council as follows:

  • one member who must be a real estate broker trading in industrial, commercial and investment real estate and who may or may not be active in property management.
  • one member who must be a real estate broker trading in residential real estate.
  • from nominations received from the Calgary Real Estate Board, one member, who must be a real estate broker.
  • from nominations received from the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, one member, who must be a real estate broker.
  • from nominations received from other real estate boards in Alberta, two members, who must be real estate brokers.

The AMBA and AREA appointees to Council are responsible for jointly appointing two members as follows:

  • from nominations from industry members who are not members of AREA, one member, who must be an industry member.
  • from nominations from the public at large, one member, who must not be an industry member.

Lastly, all members of Council appointed through the processes above are responsible for jointly appointing two members as follows:

  • one member from nominations received in accordance with the regulations, who must be a real estate appraiser.
  • one member from nominations received in accordance with the regulations, who must be a property manager.

Pursuant to Bylaw 2, Council members, when appointing a non-AREA industry member, are to provide notice to industry members who are not AREA members of the times during which nominations will be received. Likewise, Council members, when appointing a non-industry member from nominations received from the public at large, are to provide notice to the public of the appropriate times during which nominations will be received. This notice can be provided through RECA-distributed communication to industry members and/or provincial media outlets, or other communication vehicles.

Council member background

Council members – regardless of the process through which they come to be appointed to Council – are expected to be leaders in their field. They must be critical thinkers with experience in planning and policy making, have good judgment, outstanding integrity, the ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy, respect for the democratic process and others’ points of view, and have a strong desire to build productive relationships and support RECA’s regulatory work in a positive way.



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