Our Board of Directors

Dan Shute

Dan Shute

Board Chair/Division 4​

Justin Geeraert

Vice Chair/Division 5

Joel Tschetter

Division 1

Board Chair and Division 4 representative (2022-2025), in the Irricana vicinity.

As a commercial realtor, Dan has spent 30+ years getting to know all aspects of the business, from negotiations and development opportunities to project and property management. He brings this passion and expertise into his role as Chair of the WID. Dan is well-versed in the best ways to put irrigation acres to work and is focused on strategies to optimize the WID’s water efficiency.

Division 5 representative (2023-2026), in the Crowfoot/Rockyford vicinity.

As a new member in 2023, we’re happy to have Justin bring a young farmer’s perspective to the Board. He is a third generation farmer with 20 years of cow and grain farming experience. He is well-known in the Wheatland County community and with his approachable demeanor people are comfortable talking to him about  their watering needs, or just spending time talking with him about farming. 

Division 1 representative (2022-2025), in the Gleichen-Cluny area.

Born and raised in Cluny, Joel is a director with the Cluny Hutterite Colony, overseeing the welding shop and irrigation for the community’s operations. He invested a number of years travelling and working in Canada and abroad, gathering skills from various industries that he applies to his work today. Joel is proud of the progressive, mixed farming operation at Cluny, which serves many clients in the area.

Henry Colpoys

Division 2

Division 2 representative(2023-2026), in the Namaka-Strathmore vicinity.

A long-serving Board member, Henry’s institutional knowledge is remarkably valuable. Along with wisdom and experience, his common-sense approach helps cut through complex topics and issues. Henry is a 3rd generation cattle and grain farmer and his sons continue the tradition. He enjoys restoring antique vehicles and can fix just about anything.

Derek Warrack

Division 3

Division 3 representative (2024-2027), in the Carseland area.

Derek is a new member to the Board as of 2024. He is a 5th generation mixed grain and cattle farmer working at his family’s business ‘Bruce Farms Ltd.’ in Cheadle Alberta. This experience is an asset as he represents the next generation of irrigators in WID. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and is a member of the Cheadle Lions Club. Derek cares deeply about the district and is always available to talk with irrigators.

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