Board of Directors

Millican Ogden Community Association is made up of dedicated volunteers committed to ensuring a high quality of life in and around Millican, Lynnwood & Ogden. The Board of Directors is voted in each October at the Annual General Meeting by the members of the community association that live in Millican, Lynnwood & Ogden. The Board of Directors is a collective voice to the City of Calgary on many civic affairs issues as well as responsible for the operations of 3 buildings: Community centre, Jack Setter Arena & SE Calgary Community Resource Centre.

If you are interested in volunteering on this Board, contact president@millicanogdencommunity.com

PRESIDENT

Rick Smith
Rick relocated to Calgary in 1970 and spent a total of 40 years in the general insurance industry in both the company and broker sides, with experience in underwriting, risk analysis, claims management, account management, and customer relations, primarily handling large commercial and industrial property, casualty, commercial auto, and agriculture related insurance  programs. In 1989 Rick was elected to Calgary City Council, Ward 9, where he served two terms and participated on a number of special projects including Go-Plan, Area Redevelopment Plans, and other planning and community service projects. Rick retired in 2008 in order to spend more time at the Manitoba farm which they had now turned into their summer home.

Over the years Rick has also served in a volunteer capacity with the Parks Foundation, and the Saddledome Foundation, and continues to volunteer with the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede, Heritage Park, the Calgary Grey Cup Committee, the City of Calgary Licence and Community Standards Appeal Board, and of course the Millican Ogden Community Association. Rick continues to play oldtimers hockey and curling.  Rick is married to Mary and they have three adult children and one grandchild.

1st Vice President

John McDonald
John grew up on Ogden, spent 20 years in the military with experiences throughout the world, and is now working as a paralegal in a major law firm downtown. John has now brought his special skills to the Millican Ogden Community Association’s Board of Directors.

2nd Vice President

Lorraine Robinson
Lorraine, a long time community resident, has lived in the community for the past 32 years.  A  nature lover, she takes full advantage of the community’s great outdoor amenities. Retired from a teaching career including teacher, principal and Associate Superintendent positions, she is now a very active MOCA Director entering her third term as well as continuing to contribute to local and provincial Francophone organizations in Alberta.

TREASURER

Pieter van Lindenberg
Pieter has lived in the Community for 38 years and served as Director/Treasurer since 2013. He has an Engineering and Project Management background and enjoys looking after Finances and Facilities.

SECRETARY

Sarah Atkinson
Sarah was born and raised in Millican Ogden and is now raising her family in the community. She is the granddaughter of Harry Huish one of MOCA’s founding members and the first president of the community association. Sarah brings a background of years of volunteering in the community and around the city. She hopes to continue supporting our community anyway she can.

SE Calgary Community Resource Centre Liaison

Angela Cruickshank
Angela was born and raised in Southern Ontario, and after living in Calgary for almost 10 years, her and her fiancé Jim decided to move to Ogden in January 2017 after realizing the amazing things this area had to offer.  Quickly after settling into the neighourhood she realized she was very passionate about this area and needed to get more involved.  She is looking forward to supporting the residents of Millican, Ogden and Lynnwood to continue to make this community a great place to live and raise a family.

DIRECTOR

Jim Logan
Jim and fiance Angela moved to Ogden January of 2017 after realizing how enjoyable the area is. Jim has a construction background and has been a great asset with respect to the operations of our facilities.

DIRECTOR

Barry Bickford

Barry Bickford has lived in the Ogden Lynnwood community since 1995.  He previously served on the MOCA Board for a number of years starting in 2006.  Barry’s educational background includes a degree in Business Administration, a degree in Government Studies and a number of other certificates and designations.  His career background includes over 40 years in various aspects of the real estate industry ranging from land development, building design and construction, government legislation and property taxation. Barry currently sits on a quasi-judicial municipal board and participates in a number of activities.

DIRECTOR

Mat Strangemann
A born and raised Calgarian, Mat has had the opportunity to live in all quadrants of the city, Most recently he has made his permanent residence in Ogden, since November 2019. He immediately recognized the neighbourhood for what it was, a cornerstone of the City of Calgary. He has spent many evenings walking his dog Bear through the surrounding neighbourhoods and river pathways.  Mats’ background is in commercial and residential real estate management. He plans to bring his skill set to the forefront when dealing with facilities and contracts on behalf of the community. He has the enthusiasm to be involved in the grassroots governance of the community and to help continue it on its positive trajectory.

SUBCOMMITTEES

Human Resources
Lorraine Robinson
John McDonald
Angela Cruickshank

Facilities
Pieter van Lindenberg
Mat Strangemann
Jim Logan

Civic Affairs
Barry Bickford
Rick Smith
John McDonald

Organizational Documents
Lorraine Robinson
John McDonald