Our Board of Directors

The Ranchlands Community Association is led by a team of 7 volunteers who make up the RCA Board of Directors. These amazing people, who are all residents of the community, are elected at the Annual General Meeting in November to serve a 1 year term.

We are thrilled to introduce you to the 2023/2024 Ranchlands Board of Directors!

Kathy Ervin

President

Ranchlander since 1988

Kathy has lived in Ranchlands for 35 years and has an extensive background in volunteering. A leader in many community organisations of various fields including Sports, Church, Toastmasters and (formerly) Girl Guides. Professional and volunteers experience with budgeting and financial reporting as well as extensive administrative experience.

Sharon Blackwell

Vice President  

Ranchlander since 1987

Board Member since 2022

Sharon Blackwell has been a resident of Ranchlands since 1987 and recently retired from a 40 year career with the Government of Alberta. She is eager to support initiatives to spruce up the community and regenerate a sense of pride to ensure that Ranchlands as a community is regarded as a desirable place to live and play.
Sharon’s skills include experience connecting with a stakeholders, project management as well as close to 10 years experience with communications and media relations.
Sharon served on the 2022/23 board as a Director at Large for 4 months before stepping into the role of Secretary.

Bukola Abdul

Treasurer  

Ranchlander since 2022

Bukola moved to Ranchlands in 2022 and wanted to find a way to contribute to her new community. As a CPA with experience in non-profits and grant writing, she felt joining the Ranchlands Board of Director as Treasurer was a great fit. 

Christy Edwards

Secretary  

Ranchlander since 2003

Christy has lived in Ranchlands for 20 years and loves taking her beloved dog Mya for walks in the neighbourhood. Christy is always game for researching and learning and trying new things. Christy is a life-long volunteer in church ministries and with a range of not-for-profit organizations. Bringing her work experience as an event coordinator, a community engagement specialist and supporting the economic development of towns and chambers of commerce across Alberta, Christy is excited about being part of the Board and working hard to ensure our community is dynamic and that we have a strong vision for the future. 

Laurie Lin

Director 

Ranchlander since 2013

Board Member since 2022

A resident of Ranchlands since 2013, Laurie strives to invest her multi-cultural background and experience with professional development and community building in her volunteer endeavours. With strong values for equality, diversity and inclusivity, Laurie aims to serve the Ranchlands Community.
Laruie served on the 2022/23 board as a Director at Large.

Jessica Brander

Director 

Ranchlander since 2022

Board Member since 2022

Jessica moved to Ranchlands in 2022 and absolutely loves the walkability of our community. After meeting so many friendly and welcoming people, she decided to join the board to contribute to the neighbourhood and bring some fresh ideas and creativity to the RCA.
Jessica served on the 2022/23 board as a Director at Large.