The AEF operates through the contributions of committed volunteers. We greatly appreciate their dedication of time and talent to our mission.

Katherine Rogers and Kari McDonaldBoard Members Katherine Rogers and Kari McDonald

Board of Directors

We’re incredibly grateful for our Board of Directors, comprised of industry and public volunteers, who generously share their time, talent, and expertise with us. The Board is responsible for celebrating environmental innovation and stewardship, fiduciary matters, as well as attending meetings and representing the AEF at related events. You can find more information about being a board member in our Board Interest Package.

Interested in sharing your talents with us? Submit your CV on our Volunteer Application.

Emerald Judges & Other Opportunities

Every year, experienced individuals from all corners of the province graciously volunteer their time and cross-sectoral expertise on the Emerald Awards judging panel. The judges score every received submission before attending the two-day Emerald Awards Judging Session, where the shortlist is finally determined. If you’re interested in becoming an Emerald Judge in 2021, please submit a Volunteer Application. If you have any questions about judging, please contact Gregory Caswell, Executive Director.


As well, the AEF holds public events in Edmonton and Calgary year-round for which we seek volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering your time and talent at one of our events, please submit a Volunteer Application. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Lee FunkeLee Funke, Communications Chair
The Alberta Emerald Foundation acknowledges and honours the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and we believe in embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization. We welcome volunteers from all walks of life, regardless of race, colour, gender identity, sex, ancestry, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.