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MLA for Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock
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Glenn van Dijken was re-elected to his third term at the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on May 29, 2023. He represents the constituency of Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock. He previously represented the constituency of Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock.
Mr. van Dijken is currently the Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices.
In 2022, Mr. van Dijken was sworn in as Parliament Secretary for Agrifood Development.
Before 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 also worked on various committees and boards. He co-chaired the Canadian Outstanding Young Farmer program from 2009 to 2010. He 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), he acted as director for 12 years between 1997 and 2011 and serving five years as vice-chair and two as chair.
He is active in his community serving on his church council and volunteering as a hockey and baseball coach.
Glenn van Dijken was the 898th Member sworn into the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
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