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MLA Hon Deron Bilous, Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview

Father, we are so thankful for leaders like Deron who have given themselves
freely to community service for the sake of others.  We know that this
kind of concern and care for others is something near to Your heart.  As
he fulfills the crucial role of Minister for Economic Development within the
province, we pray that you would help him do so with excellence and that you
would give him great success.  Surround him with strong and creative people
who will partner with him towards this very important task. Let Your blessing
be on his life, relationships, family and work.  In Jesus’ name, Amen

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 also previously served as Deputy Government House Leader.  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.
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.
Prior to his election in 2012, Mr. Bilous taught and mentored students at Edmonton’s Inner City High School and was active in his community of Beverly Heights.
Between 1995 and 2005, Mr. Bilous was involved in a number of projects with the Canada World Youth program, a volunteer youth program focusing on international development. His work with Canada World Youth took him to Quebec, Tunisia and China.  Mr. Bilous lives in the Beverly area in northeast Edmonton with his wife Rose and his stepchildren.