The Calgary Alliance for the Common Good has various leadership structures that help guide our direction.

These include:

  • Delegate Assembly — Consisting of voting delegates from each member institution in the Alliance, this group sets the direction for CACG’s organizing work.
  • Strategy/Leadership Team — An active committee of the Delegate Assembly that provides leadership and guidance between gatherings.
  • Research Action Teams — These groups guide our issue work. Civic leaders from across our member institutions research an issue, collaborate with experts in the field, and thenby focusing and planning a concrete and winnable campaign—organize to create an impact on that issue. Research Action Teams also ratify these campaigns with the Delegate Assembly.
  • Board of Directors — Our board provides the financial, legal and governance oversight for the organization.

Board Members:

President / Co-Chair  Vacant
President / Co-Chair  Vacant
Treasurer Dafydd Urquhart – CUPE 37
Secretary Pam Rickey – Calgary Unitarians
Director Tesfamicael Ghebrehiwet – Calgary Eritreans
Director D'Arcy Lanovaz – CUPE 38 (City of Calgary Inside Workers)
Director Mahmut Elbasi – Anatolian Turkish Islamic Centre of Calgary
Director Mezaun Lakha-Evin – Cerebral Palsy Alberta
Aurelio Naraval – ActionDignity
Elizabeth McLennan – St. Laurence Anglican Church


Strategy Team:

Dafydd Urquhart – CUPE 37
Katharine Heimbigner-Tenor – Calgarians for the Common Good


Lead Organizer / Executive Director:

Lead Organizer / Executive Director  Ryan Andersen

View other staff members on our staff page.



This webpage was last updated on July 14th, 2023