The Arctic Energy Alliance Announces Its New Executive Director

Posted 2018-09-10
Written by Reception

Yellowknife (September 10, 2018) – Today, Mr. John Vandenberg, President of the Arctic Energy Alliance Board of Directors, announced the new Executive Director of the Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA).

Mr. Mark Heyck has been selected as the new Executive Director of the Arctic Energy Alliance. Mr. Heyck will assume his position starting on September 11, 2018.

Mr. Heyck was born in Yellowknife and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from McGill University. Mr. Heyck most recently served as the Mayor of Yellowknife, after serving as Deputy Mayor starting in 2006, and as a City Councillor staring in 2003. During his time on City Council, Mr. Heyck chaired the City’s Heritage Committee and the Community Energy Planning Committee. From 2007 to 2017, Mr. Heyck also served as a member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities' Green Municipal Fund Council, and served on the Board of Directors for the NWT Association of Communities, representing Cities, Towns and Villages of the Northwest Territories.

The AEA Board of Directors is pleased with the outcome of the recruitment process and welcomes Mr. Heyck to his new role. The Arctic Energy Alliance is a growing and dynamic organization that is providing valuable services to the NWT.  We expect that Mr. Heyck will provide exemplary leadership to the AEA going forward, and will ensure that the credibility and visibility of the organization with clients, residents and stakeholders remains high.

 

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“We are excited to have Mr. Heyck as the incoming Executive Director of the Arctic Energy Alliance. Mark brings his years of leadership experience as Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillor for the City of Yellowknife since 2003 to the position” stated John Vandenberg, President of the AEA Board of Directors.

 

Quick Facts

  • The Arctic Energy Alliance (AEA) is a not-for-profit society with a mandate “to help communities, consumers, producers, regulators and policymakers to work together to reduce the costs and environmental impacts of energy and utility services in the Northwest Territories."
  • It has a yearly budget of approximately $3 million and over twenty staff.
  • Through its six regional offices, the AEA provides energy efficiency and alternative energy programs and services to communities, residents and business across the Northwest Territories.

 

The AEA is primary funded through yearly contributions from the Government of the Northwest Territories in support of the NWT’s 2030 Energy Strategy.