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August 10, 2010


The City of Edmonton, following an extensive review by an independent consulting firm, of the structure and operation of the ECSC, revised both. Previously, the ECSC was assigned both "governance" and "operational" issues. Considered impractical, City officials, led by David Aitken, Branch Manager of the Community Standards Branch, set about implementing the revised structure recommended by the consultants. One of his first steps was to hire Pat Reid, an Edmontonian, who developed an extensive sport administration background at the municipal, provincial and federal level in Ontario, as Executive Director.

Together, Aitken and Reid have worked diligently to implement the three phase governance and operational plan recommended by the initial consultant review.

The ECSC is now specifically assigned the governance role with operations separated from the ECSC, but linked to it through the Executive Director, who directs operations and reports to the ECSC.

The ECSC, comprised of seven Edmonton members with expertise in governance, administration and sport, are responsible for the formation and regulation of the ECSC Bylaw, approval of specific policies and approval of the general rules, regulations and operating procedures of the ECSC.

The operations of the ECSC, including implementation of the rules, regulations and operating procedures, is directed by the Executive Director. The operational side consists of the event officials who actually work the events. This includes the referees, judges, inspectors, scorekeeper, timekeeeper, paymaster, ring general, chief inspector and the ringside physicians.

In Edmonton, the Executive Director has created a Technical Advisory Group, of subject experts in boxing, in mma and in Muaythai, who he consults on technical related matters. Event officials also offer advice on policies needed to continue to improve the operation and delivery of events. Drafted policies are brought to the Commission for their review and approval, prior to implementation.