Executive Director in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Josh Traptow is a dynamic leader in the heritage, non-profit and government sectors. A sought after leader, communicator and advisor he has worked in both municipal and provincial government and has a deep understanding of public policy and many of the challenges facing government and Albertans today.
Currently, Josh is the Executive Director of the Calgary Heritage Authority (CHA) which is a charitable arms-length Civic Partner of the City of Calgary established in 2000.
Josh is an active community volunteer, he is the Chair of the Calgary Stampede's Agriculture & Western Events Media Committee and he also serves as the Vice-Chair on the board of the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC). He is a past board member of the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.
For his contributions to his community and Canada he was the awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in July 2012. In September of 2016 he was recognized by SAIT as a Outstanding Young Alumnus.
An experienced staffer at the Alberta Legislature and Calgary City Hall he has served in the Office of the Premier, in the Office of the Minister of Agriculture & Rural Development and for two City Councillors.