CUI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the City of Chestermere providing safe and efficient water, waste water, storm water, solid waste and recycling services to residents and businesses located in Chestermere, Alberta. The Utility was established as a standalone corporation in 2012 operating at arms-length from the municipality. CUI manages $110 million in assets, over $17 million in annual revenue and has planned $30 million in growth projects in the coming years.
Board of Directors
All Director appointments to the CUI Board of Directors are approved unanimously by our shareholder, the City of Chestermere.
Councillor Bold was appointed to the CUI Board in September 2018 and became Secretary/Treasurer in November 2018. A Chestermere resident for 14 years, Councillor Bold was elected to Chestermere City Council in October 2017. Councillor Bold holds the professional designation of CRA (Certified Residential Appraiser) from the AIC (Appraisal Institute of Canada) and has previously worked for a financial accounting firm.
Councillor Burness joined the CUI board in February 2018. Councillor Burness has lived in Chestermere for 7 years and was elected to Chestermere City Council in October 2017. She is heavily involved in the community and has served on various Boards and Committees here in Chestermere. Cathy has years of management experience and is currently the Assistant Director of the Chestermere Public Library.
Mayor Chalmers was appointed to the CUI Board in September 2018 and became Chair in November 2018. Mayor Chalmers was elected Mayor of Chestermere in October 2017. Mayor Chalmers’ lifetime of public service includes nearly a decade as Chief of Police in Camrose. He also served a term as Mayor of Camrose.
Councillor Foat was appointed to the CUI Board in February 2018 and became Vice Chair in November 2018. Councillor Foat has lived in Chestermere for 10 years and was elected to Chestermere City Council in October 2017. In addition to his professional experience developed in the agribusiness industry, Councillor Foat is known for his commitment to community service. Prior to his election to Council, he served as a Director and Chair of the Chestermere Regional Community Association, as a Councilor in Sexsmith, and as a member of the South Peace Planning Commission.
Councillor Narayan was appointed to the CUI Board in September 2018. A Chestermere resident for 12 years, Councillor Narayan was elected to Chestermere City Council in October 2017. Councillor. Narayan is a university educator; teaching law and criminal justice. His background includes working in various legal firms and experience in policy, governance, and negotiation.
Councillor Wagner was appointed to the CUI board in September 2018. A Chestermere resident, Councillor Wagner was elected to Chestermere City Council in October 2017. Councillor Wagner is a 30-year professional paralegal and works full time in a large law firm environment where she is part of the management team. In addition to her extensive background of community volunteerism, Councillor Wagner is a member of the Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals and the Canadian Association of Paralegals.
Councillor Young was appointed to the CUI Board in September 2018. A Chestermere resident for 14 years, Councillor Young was elected to Chestermere City Council in October 2017. Councillor Young has an extensive administrative background and was most recently a reporter with the Chestermere Anchor.
A trusted community partner stewarding precious resources and delivering safe, efficient utility solutions — everyday.
A leader in stewardship through the innovative delivery of essential services in Alberta.
We make sure everyone is able to get from home to work and back safely
Responsible to the shareholder, community, environment
Every single team member is dedicated to a thoughtful/meaningful customer experience
We are collaborative – with our industry, community, peers and staff
We are innovative – we make big things happen
We do the right thing