Calgary Convention Centre Authority

To manage, market and operate the Calgary Telus Convention Centre in an efficient and market-competitive manner in order to maximize overall economic benefits to The City of Calgary while maintaining financial performance within an acceptable range.

The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) is Calgary's meeting place which brings the community together in a central hub to connect, learn, innovate, celebrate, support and grow. The CTCC connects Calgary with the global community; leveraging our assets to create opportunities that impact the lives of Calgarians and Canadians.
1 Member of Council, appointed by resolution of the Council
8 Electors, appointed by resolution of the Council
1 Mayor
1 General Manager, appointed by resolution of the Council

1 year term - Member of Council
4 year term, staggered - Electors
1 year term - General Manager
Term Expiry Month:
12 annually,
1 full-day retreat
Day:   Wednesdays (when possible)
Time:  4:00 PM
Location:  TELUS Convention Centre
Resource Staff:
Court, Kurby (403-261-8500)
Administrative Contact:
Elaine Savoie (Corporate Secretary)
Calgary Convention Centre Authority
120 - 9th Avenue SE
Calgary AB T2G 0P3
Bus: 403-261-8524 Fax: 403-261-8565
Reports To:
SPC on Community & Protective Services
Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

ChairVice ChairMemberRoleCurrent AppointmentExpiry Year
  Mayor Naheed NenshiMayor2010N/A
   Gill BasfordElector20162023
   Tom BornhorstElector, Past Chair20132021
  Wellington HolbrookElector, Chair20162023
   Levonne L. LouieElector20132022
   Robert PalmerElector20172021
   Georgine UlmerElector20142022
Leslie J. WeekesElector, Vice-Chair20142022
   Greg YontElector20162023
  Councillor Diane Colley-UrquhartMember of Council20142021
   Katie BlackCity Manager's designate20202021

Authority  Description Decision
1. 1972 May 29, Bylaw 8581 To Establish a Trade Market and Convention Centre Authority.
2. 1974 June 06, The Calgary Convention Centre Authority Act Provided for the incorporation of the Authority so that the Authority had full operating control of the Centre within the budgetary limits approved by Council.
3. 1975 December 15, Bill PR7 Royal Assent on the Bill received. Increases membership by four (4) to a total of 10 members.
4. 1976 January 22 Operating Agreement between The City of Calgary and Convention Centre Authority Re: the management, operation and maintenance of the Convention Centre.
5. 1975 September 22, Bylaw 38/76 with Commissioner's Report C.18 Bylaw passed to repeal Bylaw 8581 as amended. Operating agreement is terminated.
6. 1982 January 25, Resolution of Council Number of members increased from 10 to 11.
7. 1990 July 23, Report of the Committee on Committees Council directed that Aldermanic representation on the Calgary Convention Centre Authority be reduced from 2 to 1.
8. 1990 October 22, C90-89 Replaces the reduced Aldermanic representation with an additional citizen member.
9. 1991, Bill PR5 To amend The Calgary Convention Centre Authority Act to align with the recent changes in membership composition.
10. 1991 July 22, N91-24 Now that the Act has been amended, replacing one Alderman with a Citizen member. 4 year terms for Citizen members.
11. 1999 October 04, C99-68 Housekeeping changes to Bylaws 42M99, 43M99, 52M99, 54M99. Implementation of Level 1 Corporate Restructuring.
12. 2001 December 17, C2001-108 Membership and Alderman Schmal be involved in process.
13. 2005 Oct 24, Organizational Meeting - Communication (f) Council reconsidered its decision of last year. Removing the requirement for one of the citizen members to be a Representative from one of the Tourism industries. All 8 are to be "electors".
14. 2005 December 12, CPS2005-83 New mandate for the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre: "To manage, market and operate the CTCC in an efficient and market-competitive manner in order to maximize overall economic benefits to The City of Calgary while maintaining financial performance within an acceptable range."
15. 2013 October 21, Bylaw 40M2011 coming into force To discontinue the use of the title "Alderman" in favour of the title "Councillor".
16. 2013 November 18, AC2013-0654 Governance Framework Audit. Establish and clearly define responsibilities with respect to specific outcomes, roles and responsibilities. Update the Operating Agreement accordingly. Consider streamlining reporting processes by excluding the Authority from Civic Partner reporting and continuing to report annually to Audit Committee. Direct Administration to work with the Authority to improve board recruiting by obtaining Council approval to remove Authority vacancies from the Boards, Commissions and Committees advertisement and the regular appointments process of Council's Organizational Meeting and develop a robust recruiting process to provide non-binding recommendations to Council.
17. 2015 October 05, CPS2015-0778 Approve the removal of the Calgary Convention Centre Authority from: a. the City Clerk's advertisement, recruitment and appointment of the Boards, Commissions and Committees process; and b. the 2015 October 19 Organization Meeting appointment process. Direct the City Clerk to forward all 2015 applications to the Calgary Convention Centre Authority.