May 9, 2016
Tara Burke of Wainwright, AB, was first elected to the FCL Board in 2015. She is one of the directors elected by District 1 which is comprised of 25 member co-op in British Columbia and Alberta. Tara has primary responsibility for eight member co-ops.
As an FCL Director, Tara participates on the Board's Governance and Audit Committees. In addition, she is the Board’s representative to the Alberta Community & Co-operative Association and The Co-operators.
Tara served as a member of the Eastalta Co-op Board of Directors for five years.
Tara has a Diploma in Parks and Recreation from Lakeland College. She is also a graduate of the Credit Union Director Development Program. She has also obtained her Co-op Director.D Designation for completing Series 3 of the Director Development Program, Advanced Co-operative Governance.
Tara was a member of the Wainwright Credit Union Board of Directors for 15 years. Her community involvement also includes serving on the Board of the Wainwright and District Minor Football Association and President of the Camp Harkness Development Committee. She has previously been a Unit Leader with Girl Guides of Canada, Manager of minor hockey teams and Director of the Wildlife Preservation Society.
Tara and her family operate an agriculture business, and she owns a heating and air conditioning business with her husband.