Alberta Development Officers Association

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Membership Benefits

Member Application


The ADOA consists primarily of Development Officers from both urban and rural municipalities in Alberta. As well, there are members from the private sector and others including municipal planners, independent planners, surveyors, and engineers.

The ADOA is celebrating its 35th Anniversary this year.  Brazeau County and the Town of Drayton Valley are hosting the conference in September.  Currently the ADOA has approximately 325 members.  An “active” member must be a person performing the duties of a Development Officer (DO) in the Province of Alberta, or supports the local Municipal Planning Commission.  An “associate” member can be anyone who is interested in our association, a retired Development Officer, a person that doesn’t act as a DO in Alberta but does so in another province or territory, or may be a person who works as a consultant or in another government agency.  Associate members have voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting held annually at our conference.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill in the membership form add a cheque for $125 for the membership fee and mail to:  ADOA, Box 164, Sangudo, AB  T0E 2A0 

Membership-Form-2019 or

contact our membership chairman/liaison:

Roger Garnett

County of Vermillion River

(780) 846-2244

Diane Burtnick, Executive Assistant
ADOA Administration Office
(780) 913-4214

Member  Benefits:

  • All new members receive the ADOA Development Authority Manual.
  • All members have access to the ADOA website and forum.
  • All members receive notification the ADOA Communicator newsletter is on the website.


  • All members in good standing can attend the annual conference.
  • All members have access to educational opportunities and grants.

2018 ADOA Conference Presentations

The following presentations that are posted have permission from the author to post their presentations on the ADOA website. Mr. Mallory's presentation was designed especially for the ADOA Conference and he requested it not be made public.  If you want any information on Mr. Mallory and his climb of Mt. Everest, please do a Google search.

Bruce Drake & Chris Ulmer_Subdivision Processes

Gwendolyn Stewart-Palmer_New MGA Provisions

Keegan Rutherford_Planning Policies - ADOA Conference Sept 27, 2018

Nicole Paggett_Safety Codes – Permits & Process

2017 ADOA Conference Presentations

2017-09-23 ADOA Presentation - New MGA Provisions


I Love my job It's the people

National Energy Code presentation

Novhaus 2017 ADOA Conference

Broadband Presentation_Westlock Sept 28

Perspectives on Pit regulations John

Marijuana Edited Presentation pp

Marijuana Edited Presentation pp PDF format




Alberta Development Officers Association

Executive Assistant: Diane Burtnick

Box 164 Sangudo, AB T0E 2A0

Phone: (780) 913-4214






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