Newly Elected RCA Board Members

Connector October 2023

We are delighted to introduce the newly elected members of the Recycling Council of Alberta board. Join us in extending a warm welcome to Tammy Burke, Andrew Horsman, and Cathy Heron, as they join the esteemed board in steering the direction of our organization towards a circular future.

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Andrew Horsman

Andrew Horsman is the VP, Sustainability at Environmental 360 Solutions (E360S), an integrated waste a resource recovery services company with operations across Canada. At E360S, Andrew leads the development of the company’s resource recovery services both through organic growth and through acquisition. In addition, Andrew heads the Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) operated by E360S in Ontario and leads the company’s evolving ESG program.

Through his career, Andrew has been involved in the development and deployment of stewardship and resource recovery legislation in jurisdictions across the country, providing advice and counsel to help shape the legislation to drive the highest resource recovery results and create environmental and economic benefits for all Canadians.

Prior to joining E360S Andrew held a number of senior roles in the recycling and circular economy space. As the General Manager for Canada with CRM, he had responsibility for the company’s tire recycling facility in Ontario. During this time he led the permitting, siting and development of CRM’s newest Canadian facility in Crossfield, Alberta. While the Executive Director of Ontario Tire Stewardship, he led one of the country’s largest, most dynamic and progressive stewardship organizations. Prior to this, he was the Manager of Regulatory Affairs with Wal-Mart Canada where he spearheaded both the company’s sustainability program and its approach to and management of the retailer’s obligations under all the Canadian Stewardship programs, holding a variety of Board positions including with Product Care, Ontario Electronic Stewardship, Eco-Peinture, OTS and SOGHU.

Andrew is a native Montrealer and graduate of McGill University. He remains “passably” bilingual and continues a deep affection for his hometown Montreal Canadians.

Tammy Burke

Tammy Burke is a long-time resident and former Mayor of Rocky Mountain House, a community which she has called home for most of her life. She had a keen interest in local governance and decided to get involved with Municipal Government in 2013, when she was elected as a Councillor for the town of Rocky Mountain House. Tammy went on to serve as Mayor from 2017-2021. During this later term she held seats on many various boards and committees both locally and provincially. Some of these include Alberta Urban Municipality Association’s Environment & Sustainability Committee, Parkland Regional Library Board, RMH Healthcare Recruitment Team, and many other municipal boards. She is currently serving on the Recycling Council of Alberta as Vice President, West Country Family Services Board in RMH, is a member of the Board of Governors for Red Deer Polytechnic and is working with O’Chiese First Nations on a few different projects. She believes strongly in being an active community volunteer whenever possible. Often there are partnerships to be made or ideas to be shared through the various boards and committees. This allows knowledge sharing and helps to strengthen our communities and organizations.

Tammy and her husband Stuart raised their two children in RMH and now enjoy spending time with their adult children and six grandchildren. Tammy and her daughter have also just started into a cut flower farm business. 2023 was their first year and they look forward to expanding next year. They are keenly intent on offering locally grown, pesticide free flowers to their region. Tammy is passionate about educating people on the benefits of waste diversion, curbing food waste and leaving a healthy earth for future generations. She believes we should always remain open to new and inventive ideas, and never be afraid of change and progress

Cathy Heron

As the first female Mayor in 20 years, and only the second in the history of St. Albert, Cathy Heron embodies the values of our modern community. Serving her second term as Mayor, and through her leadership, St. Albert actively engages in environmental stewardship, responsible growth, and the rights of our First Nations and LGBTQ+ through respectful engagement within our community.

A graduate of both the University of Alberta and NAIT, Mayor Heron values diverse knowledge, education, and experience as pillars for decision making. In addition to her education, Mayor Heron has extensive experience in regional governance, including 2 terms as a city councillor prior to her election as Mayor in 2017.

Mayor Heron understands the value of leading by example. She served as President at the Alberta Municipalities Association, Board Directors for Alberta Recycling Management Association, 4 years as Director of the Alberta Capital Region Waste Water Commission, and active role in Capital Region Growth Plan Task Force and many more. The result is extensive and diverse relationships throughout the region with elected, civil, and business stake holders that collaborate with her for a strong and respected City of St. Albert.

With her partner John, they have a vibrant blended family of 7 children from teen to adult ages and the much-loved family dog Boomer. She loves the outdoors and weekends they can be found sailing in Wabamun or camping at anyone of the beautiful campgrounds in Alberta.