IDEA Board

IDEA's Purpose: IDEA Drives Change Toward People Centered Communities. 
To create people centered communities we have created the below committees to ensure  work progresses and
people are at the center of everything Edmonton does.  

Open Positions for Sub-committees:

Events- 5 hours a month average
Communications - 5 hours a month average
Commercial - 5 hours a month average
Data and Analytics - 5 hours a month average
Outreach - 5 hours a month average
Policy - 5 hours a month average

Open Positions for the Board:

Membership Chair - 15 hours a month
Events Chair - 15 hours a month

A strong interest in urbanism.
The ability to discuss issues on a city-wide basis.
The ability to articulate viewpoints in a respectful manner.
You must be a member to hold a position. 
A commitment of an average of 5 hours per month for sub-committee members and 10 - 15 for chair positions.  

If you are interested in a position or learning more please email Mariah Samji with your resume and interest statement at



  • President

  • Vice President

  • Past President

  • Treasure

  • Secretary 

Strategic Committees


This Committee will help bring together urbanist groups to help share knowledge, barriers and solutions to current issues. This group will work together to support each others initiatives. 

Educational Program

This Committee will create and execute educational programs about infill and urban topics to help all stakeholders  increase their knowledge. 

Commercial Strategy

This Committee will be identifying the current barriers to commercial infill in Edmonton and creating strategies to resolve them. 


The Policy  Committee focuses on two main things. First is researching and responding to City reports and inquiries. Second, the committee researches topical issues to create recommendations.  

Cross Functional Committees


This Committee will help communicate the needs of the other committee outwardly. This committee will also create a strategic plan to effectively communicate key topics, issues and IDEA events. 

Data and Analytics

This Committee will help create data and analytics to increase awareness about IDEA, KPI's for IDEA initiatives and topics about infill/urbanism. 


This Committee will choose which events IDEA should focus on and execute. Different committee members will be in charge of different events. Example Refill with Infill, Infill Tour.