ALUS Canada announced that Rhonda King joined its team in April 2019 as the Western Canada Lead.
“I’m very pleased that Rhonda has joined the national ALUS team,” said Bryan Gilvesy, chief executive officer of ALUS Canada. “She will be helping out on several files, including Alberta Wetland Mitigation and developing the New Acre™ Project in western Canada.”
Prior to joining ALUS, King was the chief administrative officer (CAO) for the County of Vermilion River for nine years, and the assistant administrator for 12 years before that. She worked closely with county staff and Alberta Environment to pilot the first Wetland Restoration Agency in rural Alberta and to integrate ALUS Canada into municipal programming.
“I have a long history with ALUS, as I was the CAO of the County of Vermilion River when it became the second-ever ALUS community in 2010,” said King. “It has been amazing to watch ALUS grow and expand across Canada since then.”
She is a graduate of Business Management from Lakeland College and holds a National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration from the University of Alberta, as well as certification as a Local Government Manager.
King is also an avid kayaker, hiker, cross country skier, and curler, based in Kiscoty, Alberta. She was raised on her family’s farm in Northern Alberta, where she belonged to the 4-H beef club and the Junior Forest Wardens.
“These early experiences fostered in me a love for the outdoors and a sense of the importance of the conservation and preservation of nature,” King said.