Board of Directors

The KGCA board is elected from interested residents at the AGM each year. All members are volunteers and are asked to serve a term of at least two years to help with continuity.

The board meets once a month (and the Development Committee meet another two times each month). All meetings are open to the public, and are held on the lower level of the KGCA Hall – 2828 28th St SW, Calgary. See our Events Calendar for the dates of the next meeting.

You can see the minutes from our meetings below:

2016/2017 vacant board positions:

  • Development Director: coordinates community commentary on City of Calgary Development Permit applications in the neighbourhood with a view to suggest improvements on proposals. Involves responding to developer, City of Calgary and resident queries and may involve consultation of residents or leading a small sub-committee. Key project impacting us for 2017 is the Mainstreet project on 17th ave and 37th st. Some knowledge of permits is advantageous but not essential.  We would prefer a non-partisan lead (i.e. not a local realtor or developer) but welcome all applications for consideration.
  • Treasurer: We urgently require a new treasurer to help with ongoing accounting.
  • Engagement/Events Team members: working with our Engagement Director to run events and connect with the community.

Please email our president if you are interested in either of these positions, becoming part of a committee or volunteering at one of our many events.


acting President: Carolyn johnson

Carolyn was one of the key volunteers who helped to build the new playground on 29th St SW and is now our acting President.

vice-president & Facilities: mathew beaudoin

Mat is new to the Board in 2016 and already has great plans for the hall and its surrounds. He has also stepped up as our VP.

Secretary: Kristen Simpson

Kristen moved to Killarney in 2012. As in-house legal counsel to an energy infrastructure company, she brings her governance and board experience to the table.


communications: Jill Dewes

Jill has lived in Killarney since 2012. She manages content for the association’s website and social media channels and helps promote local news and events. 


engagement: SARH TODD

Sarah is the newest member of the board and looking forward to connecting with the community, taking a key role in our Canada150 engagement plans.


Traffic: Naz Virani

Naz liaises with the city, neighbouring communities and residents on matters pertaining to traffic. 


If you're interested in applying for this position, please email us.


Membership: Shawn Kearns

Shawn has called Killarney home for just over a year. With an extensive sales and retail background, Shawn joins the board in 2016 kicking off the new (and long awaited) KGCA Membership Perks program


ImagineKillarney Steward: Joey Stewart

In 2014 Joey celebrated 50 years in Killarney! She brings planning skills from a career in Calgary’s vibrant oil & gas industry and is deeply committed to Killarney. Joey was the innovator that made Killarney the first community association to partner with imagineCALGARY

Development: vacant

If you're interested in applying for this position, please email us.


Newsletter Editor: Renee Clark

Renée has lived in Killarney since early 2012. She quickly became an active KGCA Board member, managing content for the monthly newsletter. She is an ELL Instructor at Bow Valley College and is looking forward to working with – and for – the Community for another term!