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

We are thankful today
for MLA Glenn van Dijken and the role he has in our legislature and as he
serves the constituents of Barrhead – 
Morinville – Westlock.  We pray
for You to guide him to new opportunities, new doors and new relationships to
continue to be effective in the leadership he carries out.  Bless him today with peace.  Amen.
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 deputy chair of the Standing Committee on
Alberta’s Economic Future. He also serves as a member of the Standing Committee
on Legislative Offices, the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections,
Standing Orders and Printing and the Select Special Ombudsman and Public
Interest Commissioner Search Committee.

Mr. van Dijken previously served as 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.