March 14, 2017
Joe Bowhay of Mountain View County, Alta., was first elected to the Board of FCL in 2017. Joe represents the two retail co-operatives in FCL’s District 5, which covers parts of southern Alberta.
As an FCL Director, Joe is a member of the Board’s Human Resources Committee. In addition, he is the Board’s representative to the Alberta Community and Co-operative Association.
Joe was elected to the Westview Co-op Board of Directors in 2013 and served as the Co-operative’s President for three years.
After growing up on a dairy/mixed farm, Joe worked as a firefighter for the City of Calgary Fire Department for 32 years. At the time of his retirement, he held the position of Captain.
Joe has been very active in his community – organizing and participating in amateur sports and volunteering with youth groups. He has also served on multiple boards for most of the past decade, taking a number of related training seminars during that time.
Joe and his wife, Wanda, enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren, as well as wilderness camping and horseback riding.