The County of Stettler extends heartfelt congratulations to Council member and current Deputy Reeve, James Nibourg for his recent appointment as the President of the Alberta Seniors and Community House Association (ASCHA). Deputy Reeve Nibourg brings a wealth of experience and dedication to this important role.

James Nibourg, a Council member for the County of Stettler for 13 years, has a long and committed history with ASCHA, previously serving on the ASCHA Board as a Director and Vice President. His passion for serving Albertans, especially seniors, is evident in his work and advocacy within the association.

“Being chosen the President of ASCHA is a true honor, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue serving Albertans in this capacity. I am excited to work alongside the dedicated members of ASCHA to advocate for the needs of seniors and ensure access to quality housing and community supports. Together, we will strive to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve,” said James Nibourg.

Larry Clarke, Reeve for the County of Stettler added, “The County of Stettler is proud to have local council members like Mr. Nibourg, who generously give their time and talents to represent on provincial boards and advocate for these very important organizations.”

The Alberta Seniors & Community Housing Association (ASCHA) is made up of member organizations that offer community and senior housing options to Albertans. The association’s core roles are advocacy and member services, aimed at ensuring housing providers have the education, best practices, and resources necessary to provide the very best housing and supports to the individuals they serve.

Collectively, ASCHA members represent more than 60,000 units of housing in 227 communities across the province, and 75% of Alberta’s total seniors housing sector in Alberta. The association has a unique mandate to champion the full continuum of community and seniors housing options, offered through the public, voluntary and private housing sectors.

The ASCHA President is the only Board position elected by the entire membership at their annual general meeting, and as such, holds a higher degree of accountability and trust given by the full body of the organization. The President upholds the association’s core values and noble cause and is the official spokesperson on a variety of issues identified as priorities by the association.

The President is responsible for leading the Board through its governance practices and delivering on the priorities established in the association’s strategic plan. They are ex-officio on all ASCHA Board committees, responsible for maintaining relationships with government at all levels, and working with key allied organizations and partners. The County of Stettler congratulates Deputy Reeve James Nibourg on this significant appointment, and looks forward to seeing the positive impact he will make as ASCHA President.