May 9, 2016
Tara Burke of Wainwright, Alta., was first elected to the FCL Board in 2015. She is one of the directors elected by District 1 which is comprised of 25 retails in British Columbia and Alberta. Tara has primary responsibility for eight Retail members which are located in the eastern part of the District.
As an FCL Director, Tara participates on the Board's Governance and Audit Committees. In addition, she served on the Board of the Alberta Community & Co-operative Association for three years.
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.
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.