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Board Members and Staff

James Wilson - Board ChairBoard Chair: James Wilson, Yorkton, SK
James acted as Vice Chair from 2013 - 2017. 

James is former Yorkton Mayor and City Councillor. He served on the Planning and Infrastructure, Economic Development, Emergency Measures, Yorkton Housing Committees and the Property Standards Appeal Board. He also served as Director for the Yorkton Airport Corporation, Yorkton Housing Corporation and as a Director on the Good Spirit Regional Development Corporation and Regional Planning Commission. 

James is currently the Director of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships for a crown corporation and co-owner of a property investment corporation.

Board Member: Gloria Kimber-JacklinBoard Member: Gloria Kimber-JacklinAbbey, SK
Gloria and her husband ranch and farm north of Abbey, SK. They raise commercial Angus cattle as well as some sheep.

Gloria received her DVM from WCVM in Saskatoon and worked as a large/mixed animal practitioner in southwestern Saskatchewan.

Pat Maloney, Board Member, Surface Rights Board of Arbitration

Board Member: Pat MaloneyWeyburn, SK
Pat Maloney is a Saskatchewan Land Surveyor who has practised in Southeast Saskatchewan since 1983, the first 25 years as a small business owner. His experience includes the Oil & Gas sector; major construction projects; large diameter pipelines as well as Municipal and Land Development projects.

Pat is a Past President of the Saskatchewan Land Surveyors’ Association as well as a former League Governor and team executive member of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

Pat continues to practice Land Surveying, and is currently serving as Chair of the Weyburn District Regional Planning Commission as well as being a Member of the Saskatchewan Oil & Gas Show Board.

Don Peterson, Board Member, Surface Rights Board of ArbitrationBoard Member: Don Peterson, McCord, SK
Don Peterson currently owns and operates a ranch with 200 head of cattle. He has served for 10 years on the board of the Canadian Western Agribition and the board of the Canadian Pro Rodeo Association and was a professional rodeo stock contractor for 17 years.

Don has also been an R.M. Councillor for 6 years and served as chair for the inception of the community-owned McCord Lucky Dollar Store and the Glentworth Country Store.

Ken McDonald, Board Member, Surface Rights Board of ArbitrationBoard Member: Ken McDonald, Indian Head, SK
Ken is semi-retired and lives on a small cattle ranch near Indian Head. He is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and has been involved in agriculture most of his life. Ken is a professional auctioneer and was a licensed real estate agent (with residential and farm designations) for several years. He is a certified Personal Property Appraiser. Ken is a past president of the Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association and of the Saskatchewan Auctioneers Association.

Board Member: Margaret Put
Maggie (Margaret) Put is a long-time, self-employed environmental consultant and PAg. She has balanced over twenty years of consulting with several interludes working for both federal and provincial ministries. She currently consults to the Regina Bypass Design Build, ensuring its adherence to all regulatory environmental requisites.

Staff at the Saskatchewan Surface Rights Board office in Kindersley provide information to the public and the petroleum industries; receives all documentation and organizes surface rights hearings.

The Board requires that copies of agreements between operators and owners/occupants in the province are filed. The Board also reviews leases, easements and amendments in order to maintain a current status regarding the position of the industry in agreement contents and compensation rates.

Ken McDonald, Board Member, Surface Rights Board of ArbitrationBoard Member: Ken McDonald, Indian Head, SK

Ken McDonald lives on a ranch near Indian Head and operates a cow-calf operation. He is a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan and has been involved in agriculture most of his life. He is past president of the Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association and past president of the Saskatchewan Auctioneers Association.Ken is a certified personal property appraiser and was a licensed real estate agent for several years. He currently operates his own auction company (Supreme Auction Services) and is a cattle auctioneer.

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