MLA David C. Dorward, Edmonton – Gold Bar

Dear Lord, thank you for Mr. David
Dorward. Bless him in all the duties he fulfills. May his plans and actions be
established by You. Lead Mr. Dorward to make wise choices. May he feel
encouraged as he serves our province. Please be with his family and let your
love and faithfulness never leave him. Amen.

 

David Dorward was elected as the Member of the
Legislative Assembly for Edmonton-Gold Bar on April 23, 2012. On May 8, 2012,
Premier Alison Redford named Mr. Dorward as a member of Alberta´s Treasury
Board, and he was appointed deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Public
Accounts on May 24, 2012. In addition, he is also a member of the following
committees:

  • Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage
    Savings Trust Fund
  • Special Standing Committee on Members´
    Services
  • Standing Committee on Alberta´s Economic
    Future
  • Select Special Conflicts of Interest Act
    Review Committee

Mr. Dorward has lived in Edmonton-Gold Bar for more
than 50 years. He attended Avonmore, Donnan and Bonnie Doon schools. He is a
graduate of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and the University of
Alberta, and was recognized by NAIT as one of its top 50 graduates of the last
50 years.

An experienced Chartered Accountant and Certified
Management Accountant, Mr. Dorward founded his own company, Dorward &
Company Chartered Accountants LLP in 1994. In 2009 his company was a finalist
for the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce´s Small Business Owner of the Year Award.

Throughout his life Mr. Dorward has been compelled
to contribute to his community in many ways by his passion to help others and
his belief in community investment. He has served on numerous local and
provincial boards, including the Edmonton Epilepsy Association, Basketball
Alberta and the Children´s Ability Fund. He founded Edmonton´s Saville
Community Sports Centre (GO Centre), the largest community and sport centre of
its type in North America. As well he serves as president of the Edmonton Grads
Basketball Centre, the group that operates basketball programming at the GO
Centre. In addition to coaching youth basketball for more than 12 years, he
organized the basketball program for many Edmonton-Gold Bar communities. Mr.
Dorward has also served as a United Way director of finance and administration.

In 2009 he received an honorable mention for the
Alberta Outstanding Community Leader Award, presented by the then Lieutenant
Governor, Norman Kwong.

Mr. Dorward and his wife, Janice, are proud to call
Edmonton-Gold Bar home. They have four children and 12 grandchildren.

December 10, 2012