Mr. David C. Dorward – MLA for Edmonton-Gold Bar

Lord God, we pray today for Edmonton –
Gold Bar’s legislative representative Mr. David Dorward.  Thank You Lord for the good plans You have
for the people of this constituency and we pray that You would lead and direct
Mr. Dorward’s steps so those plans can be realized.  You are a faithful God and we thank You that
You give new strength every day for all that is before him today.  In Jesus Name,  amen.

David Dorward was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Edmonton-Gold Bar on April 23, 2012 and currently serves as Deputy Government
Whip. On May 8, 2012, Mr. Dorward was appointed as a member of Alberta’s Treasury
Board. In addition, he is also a member of the following committees:
  • Standing
    Committee on Public Accounts (deputy chair)
  • Standing
    Committee on the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund
He previously served as deputy chair of the Select Special Conflicts
of Interest Act
Review Committee and as a member of the Special Standing
Committee on Members’ Services and the Standing Committee on Alberta’s Economic
Future. As well he is on the Excellence in Teaching Task Force and the Results
Based Budgeting Challenge Panel.

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 contributed to his community in many
ways. 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

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