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ASGA names new executive director, releases convention agenda

November 21, 2022  By Don Horne


The Alberta Sand & Gravel Association (ASGA) has named Rob Fragoso as its new Executive Director.

He has previously served as an Executive Director at Community Options, a childcare non-profit, and at the management level with United Way, Edmonton Public Libraries, and at the Bissel Centre.

Fragoso has a B.A. Hons in Political Science from York University.

Current Executive Director John Ashton will remain until Dec. 1, with Fragoso starting on Dec. 5.

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Below is the agenda for the Jan. 18-19, 2023 ASGA convention:

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Frac Sand Night – Sponsored by Athabasca Minerals and Sureway

7:00-7:10: John Ashton – Introduction to Frac Sand Night

7:10-7:30: Alberta Chamber of Resources – The implementation of Bill 82

7:30-7:50: Margaret McCuaig-Boyd- Reflections on the Energy Ministry and Frac Sands

7:50-8:00: Joe Hustler & Rob Fragoso – ASGA’s future plans for Frac Sand industry

Day One – Morning

9:00-10:30: Alberta Environment & Parks Education Session #1 – DRAS Training Part #1

10:30-10:45: Morning Coffee Break – Sponsored by Rock to Road Magazine

10:45-11:30: Alberta Environment & Parks Education Session – DRAS Training Part #2

11:30-12:00: Award of Excellence

Day One – Afternoon

1:00-2:00: ASGA Business Meeting and AGM – President & Executive Director

2:00-2:20: Economic Impact Study Update Launch- With Executive Director John Ashton

2:20-2:40: Alberta Municipalities – Mayor Cathy Heron

2:40-3:00: Afternoon Coffee Break

3:00-3:20: APAC Report – Brent Morrey

3:20-3:40: GAIN Report – Jim O’Brien

3:40-4:00: Tread.io Presentation

4:00-4:20: Ron Glen – Alberta Road Builders & Heavy Construction

4:20-4:40: Rural Municipalities Association – RMA President

4:40-5:00: New Democratic Party Caucus Report – Marlin Schmidt, MLA

5:00-7:30: ASGA Reception

Day Two – Morning

9:00-9:30: Association Report – Rob Frogoso

9:30-9:50: Derek Holmes – BC Stone, Sand & Gravel Association

9:50-10:10: Alberta Environment & Parks Report

10:10-10:30: Occupational Health & Safety Report – Wayne Woodhouse, Chair

10:30-10:40: Election Results Announcement – Secretary Treasurer and Executive Director

10:40-11:00: Morning Coffee Break – Sponsored by Aspen Land Management

11:00-11:20: Concrete Alberta – Dan Hanson, Exec. Dir.

11:20-11:40: Crushing Roadshow – Kent Santo, Elkan

11:40-12:00: United Conservative Party Caucus Presentation – Shane Getson, MLA

Day Two – Afternoon

1:00-1:30: Occupational Health & Safety Panel

1:20-1:50: Land & Environment Panel

1:50-2:00: Contest Draws & Adjournment


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