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Honourable Diana McQueen – MLA for Drayton Valley-Devon

God, we lift up Honourable Diana McQueen and ask that You bless her with
success as she carries out her cabinet role as Minister of Municipal
Affairs.   Bring to her the wisdom and
insight she needs for the many decisions she must make today and surround her
with the support staff that will help her to fulfill her goals.  In Your Name Father, Amen.

Minister of Municipal Affairs

Diana McQueen was elected to her second term as a
Member of the Legislative Assembly for Drayton Valley-Devon on April 23, 2012.
On September 15, 2014, Mrs. McQueen was sworn-in as Minister of Municipal
Affairs (MA).

Minister McQueen has previously served as Minister
of Energy and Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
(ESRD). She also served as a Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy
and the Minister of Environment before being sworn into cabinet.

She currently serves as vice-chair of the
Government’s Operations Committee, chair of the Public Safety Committee, member
of the Treasury Board, and a member of the Planning and Priorities Committee.

Over the course of this term of office, Mrs.
McQueen has focused on a number of initiatives, including:
  • Implementing
    Alberta’s first regional plan under the Land-use Framework;
  • Partnering
    with the federal government to begin implementing a comprehensive
    environmental monitoring program for the oil sands region;
  • Facilitating
    increased trade in forest products with the Asia-Pacific Region;
  • Development
    of the Alberta Energy Regulator;
  • Development
    of Independent Monitoring Agency;
  • Working
    with European interests to eliminate the Fuel Quality Directive;
  • Moving
    the Municipal Governance Act Review towards completion; and
  • Leading
    discussions with Alberta’s metropolitan areas towards the development of
    city charters.

Outside the legislature, she is active in her
community, and has served as a school board chair and trustee, and as the mayor
of Drayton Valley.