Our board


Community Futures St. Paul - Smoky Lake is a community driven, non-profit organization that is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is made up of local business people who 
bring extensive knowledge and experience of the area’s economy. Our Board members represent our region’s
 population and main economic sectors. The role of the Board is to establish our organization’s priorities, monitor our performance, and 
be accountable to key stakeholders, such as local, provincial and federal governments.

Interested in becoming a board member or committee volunteer? Please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.

Steve Upham

Steve Upham

Board Chairperson

T: 780-726-2195

Steve is the Reeve of the County of St. Paul.  He farms with his family near Ashmont, Alberta and sits on a number of other community and service committees in the area.  Steve was appointed to our board in 2010       and serves as our board chaiperson.

Laurent Amyotte


T: 780-210-2365

Laurent is a County of St. Paul Councillor for Division 6.  He lives on a farm with his wife Patti, where they raised their four daughters.  He also owns a construction company known as The Renovators.  Of the many different boards he serves on, Community Futures is one of his favorites.

Ernest Brousseau


T: 780-656-3528

Ernest was appointed in 2012.  As a retired small business owner in Smoky lake, Ernest brings a great deal of experience to the board.  He recently became mayor of Smoky Lake and keeps very active running his Bed & Breakfast in the town.

Lee Todd

Lee Todd

Bernice Capjack

Board Member

T: 780-645-7266

Councillor for the Town of Elk point for the last 4 terms.  Retired school teacher who subs quite a bit.  Grandma to three grandsons.  On the Coop Board of Directors for the past 21 years.  Also the President of the Elk Point Healthcare Auxilliary for the past 8 years.


Edna Gervais

Board Member

T: 780-210-5104

Edna is a Councillor with the Town of St. Paul.  She has lived in St. Paul with her husband Bert since 1980.  They have 4 grown children & 3 grandsons who also call St. Paul  home.  Edna has an entrepreneurial spirit and has owned various small businesses.  She presently owns Future Travel which gives her the opportunity to do one of favourite things...to travel.

Don Padlesky

Board Member

T: 780-645-0053

Serving on Town of St. Paul  Council for seven years.  Don has been involved in the St. Paul community with several non-profit clubs/groups for over 25 plus years.  Minor hockey board and president, hockey and basketball referee, softball & baseball umpire, soccer facilities started on my kitchen table, clurling club, lions club, coach, manager, trainer rockets and Jr B hockey clubs, rec board and president, St. Paul auxiliary and St. Paul fire departments, chancellor of Canada award for 30+ years of fire service, minor ball, bingo board and president, to name a few.

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Community Futures St. Paul - Smoky Lake
Box 1484
4802 - 50 Avenue
St. Paul, AB T0A 3A0


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Communities Served

Boyne Lake, 
Elk Point, 
Goodfish Lake, 
Horseshoe Bay, 
Saddle Lake, 
Smoky Lake, 
St Brides, 
St Edouard, 
St Lina, 
St Paul, 
St Vincent, 


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