Honourable Deron Bilous – MLA for Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview

in Heaven, we are thankful for the faithful consistent service of the Honourable Mr. Deron Bilous
and the passion for leadership he has for our province. May he be surrounded
advisors that are not only wise and challenge him on the issues he is
making decisions on, but are a source of encouragement along the way. May he
have good rest at night and quality time with those important to him whether
family or friends.  Amen.

Minister of Economic Development and Trade

Deron Bilous was sworn in as Minister of Economic Development
and Trade on October 22, 2015. Prior to this he served as Minister of Municipal
Affairs and as Minister of Service Alberta.

He was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview on April 23, 2012, and again on May 5, 2015.
During his first term he served as a member of the Standing Committee on
Private Bills, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Standing
Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing, and the
Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship.

Mr. Bilous was born and raised in Edmonton and is very proud of
his Ukrainian ancestry. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a
bachelor of education degree in 2001. For the past five years he has taught and
mentored students at Edmonton’s Inner City High School.

An active volunteer in his community, Mr. Bilous has been a
member of the Beverly Heights Community League and vice-president of the Boyle
Street Community League. From 2008 to 2011 he served as a board member on the
Edmonton Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee.

Mr. Bilous also participated in the Canada World Youth program
in 1995-96, working in Edmonton, Saint Jerome in Quebec and Tunisia.

Mr. Bilous lives in Beverly Heights. In his spare time he enjoys
playing recreational hockey and other sports as well as traveling.