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Darcie Acton, CFRE

Principal – Milestone Consulting, Widewater, Alberta

Darcie was born and raised in Edmonton, is a graduate of the University of Alberta, and has lived in Widewater (a hamlet just west of Slave Lake) for the past 20 years.

Darcie was in her third term as a Council Member with the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River when the 2011 wildfires occurred. She was actively involved in the collaborative decision-making in the immediate aftermath, and along with her fellow community members has been involved in various recovery efforts ever since.

After stepping down from municipal politics in 2013, Darcie worked in Economic Development, most recently with the Slave Lake Regional Tri-Council, supporting the economic recovery of the community, and working to position it for continued growth and prosperity.

A new adventure awaits Darcie in Victoria, BC, where she will soon begin a temporary position as Manager of Advancement with Mercy Ships Canada.

Darcie is also the sole proprietor of Milestone Consulting, specializing in organizational development, fund raising, and advocacy in the grassroots charitable and non-profit sector.

Darcie has been a proud member of AFP since 2000, serving in various capacities for her chapter and for the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy – Canada.

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