Rural municipalities from across the province voluntarily sign on to participate in APAS on behalf of their ratepayers. Each particiating RM elects a ratepayer to serve as its representative to APAS.
APAS reps are part of a team of dedicated farmers and ranchers that actively contributes to improving the agricultural industry in our province.
What do APAS Reps do?
Create Agricultural Policy: APAS reps gather input from producers in their communities and use it to inform and develop agricultural policy through non-partisan democratic process. Reps participate in policy development through:
- District meetings
- APAS General Meetings
- Policy Committees/Task Forces
Govern: APAS Reps sit on APAS Policy Committees, vote at general meetings, and elect and run as Directors for their Districts.
Communicate: Reps ensure that key information flows between APAS, RM Councillors, and APAS members (i.e., ratepayers).
Represent: APAS reps give a voice to their communities by participating in APAS meetings and keeping local RM Councillors and individual members informed of APAS activities, policies, and current agricultural issues.
Build Community & Expertise: Reps build relationships with other producers across Saskatchewan and develop expertise on a wide range of agricultural and governance issues.
APAS reps are elected for four-year terms during RM elections. The last APAS election took place in November 2020.
Click below to find your RM's APAS Representative.