Glenn van Dijken was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock, on May 5, 2015.
He currently serves as deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future. He also serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices, the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing and the Select Special Auditor General Search Committee.
Mr. van Dijken previously served as a member of the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee and the Select Special Ombudsman and Public Interest Commissioner Search Committee.
Prior to serving with 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.
December 6, 2017