Glenn van Dijken
Mr. Glenn van Dijken (UCP)
MLA for Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock
Current Member 0898
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MLA Biography

Glenn van Dijken was re-elected to his second term at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019. He represents the constituency of Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock (previously he represented the constituency of Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock).

Mr. van Dijken is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices.

Previously, he served as chair and deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future. He has also served as a member of the following committees:

  • Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing
  • Select Special Auditor General Search Committee
  • Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee
  • Select Special Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner Search Committee

Prior to his election to the Legislative Assembly, Mr. van Dijken’s activities centred on operating his family grain farm in Dapp, Alberta, for which he and his spouse, Barb, were named Outstanding Young Farmers of Alberta in 2001.

He has also worked on various committees and boards. He co-chaired the Canadian Outstanding Young Farmer program from 2009 to 2010 and served on the board of directors for the Federated Co-operative Limited from 2011 to 2015, the Goldeye Foundation Society from 2011 to 2015 and the Neerlandia Co-operative Association Limited from 1996 to 2008.

A founding member of the Western Hog Exchange (WHE), Mr. van Dijken was a WHE director for 12 years, between 1997 and 2011, serving five years as vice-chair and two as chair.

Other community activity for Mr. van Dijken includes serving on his church council and volunteering as a hockey and baseball coach.

He was the 898th Member to be sworn in to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.

March 11, 2020

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