Mr. Glenn van Dijken – MLA for Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

Dear God, we pray for
Mr. Glenn Van Dijken as he serves the region of Barrhead – Morinville –
Westlock.  Help him in whatever he does
and may he have Your wisdom for the decisions that have to be made.  We pray for peace as serving in government
can be stressful.  May he know that he is
making a difference for the people of Alberta and is appreciated.  Amen.  
(Grade 6 student)
Glenn van Dijken was elected to the Legislative
Assembly of Alberta, representing the constituency of
Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock, on May 5, 2015.

He currently serves as a member of the Standing
Committee on Legislative Offices and as a member of the Standing Committee on
Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing. He is also a member of
the Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee.

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Mr.
van Dijken’s activities centred on operating his family grain farm in Dapp,
Alberta, for which he and his spouse, Barb, were named Outstanding Young
Farmers of Alberta in 2001.

He has also worked on various committees and
boards. He co-chaired the Canadian Outstanding Young Farmer program from 2009
to 2010 and served on the board of directors for the Federated Co-operative
Limited from 2011 to 2015, the Goldeye Foundation Society from 2011 to 2015 and
the Neerlandia Co-operative Association Limited from 1996 to 2008.

A founding member of the Western Hog Exchange
(WHE), Mr. van Dijken was a WHE director for 12 years, between 1997 and 2011,
serving five years as vice-chair and two as chair.

Other community activity
for Mr. van Dijken includes serving on his church council and volunteering as a
hockey and baseball coach.