October 28, 2016
There are three positions opening up on Irrigation Council (IC), two of which are currently held by Taber area people (Brian Brewin & Pat Shimbashi). Additionally, those on the short list would be considered for appointment when new vacancies open up in May. Recruitment using an online application starts today, followed by shortlist and interview.
Apply at: GOA Public Agency Opportunities
Applications (including re-application of current IC members), will be accepted until November 25th. Please share with your contacts and encourage those interested to apply. If potential applicants have questions about what is involved, Jennifer Nitschelm (contact info below), is happy to speak with them, and also put them in contact with current IC members.
Jennifer Nitschelm, M.Sc., P.Ag.
Director, Basin Water Management Section & Irrigation Secretariat
Irrigation and Farm Water Branch
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Our vision is a progressive and cohesive team, supporting the diverse needs of our water users through a heritage of efficient operations, a drive for continuous improvment, and a spirit of collaboration toward responsible water management in Specialty Crop Country
Our mission is to provide sufficient, quality water to our rate payers through collaborative planning, regular upgrading, proactive maintenance and cost-effective operation, enabled by an informed board and dedicated staff using sustainable management practices
"We value the contributions of the irrigation pioneers from whose legacy we operate, and the sound decisions of previous boards and staff that have built a strong foundation."
An excellent history of irrigation in the Oldman Basin can be gained from reading "Quenching the Prairie Thirst - A History of the Magrath Irrigation District, Raymond Irrigation District, Taber Irrigation District, St. Mary River Irrigation District", by John F. Gilpin. We have copies available at our office, but here are the chapters relating to the Taber Irrigation District*:
*Posted with Permission of the St. Mary River Irrigation District, Copyright 2000 SMRID.