Board of Directors & Staff


Board of Directors:

The PRED Board is comprised of seven Directors, three Councillors representing the City, three Councillors representing the Rural Municipality, and one member at large.


Preston Meier, Board Chair, City of Portage

Garth Asham, Vice-Chair, R.M. of Portage

Brent Budz, City of Portage

Kam Blight, R.M. of Portage

Peggy May, Member at large

Melissa Draycott, City of Portage

Dale Wood, R.M. of Portage



Executive Director – Eve O’ Leary

Phone: 204-856-5000

Cell: 204-870-9050






Economic Development Coordinator
– Kellie Verwey

Phone: 204-856-5000

Cell: 204-903-7293