Our Leadership and Legislation | SPSA

Our Leadership and Legislation

Our Board of Directors

The SPSA has a five-person board consisting of a chairperson, vice-chairperson, and three board members, all appointed by the Government of Saskatchewan.

Paul Merriman

Honourable Paul Merriman
SPSA Chairperson
Minister of Corrections,
Policing and Public Safety
Gene Makowsky

Honourable Gene Makowsky
SPSA Vice-Chairperson
Minister of Social Services

Christine Tell

Honourable Christine Tell
SPSA Board Member
Minister of Environment
Alana Ross

Alana Ross Headshot

SPSA Board Member
MLA for Prince Albert Northcote

Jim Lemaigre

Mr. Jim Lemaigre

SPSA Board Member
MLA for Athabasca

SPSA Executives

The SPSA manages its daily operations through its executive team.

Marlo Pritchard
Marlo Pritchard
President and
Fire Commissioner
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Vice-President and CFO,
Corporate Services
Steve Roberts

The Agency derives its mandate, responsibilities and authority from a number of
Acts and regulations under those Acts. The Agency is responsible for:

As a single agency, the SPSA, by statute, has responsibility and obligations to report annually on:

  • Progress made on the agency’s operational plan in accordance with The Executive Administration Act. The agency's programs and services that were previously provided by the Ministry of Government Relations and the Ministry of Environment.
  • The activities of the Fire Commissioner, as well as the extent of fire losses in the province. The Commissioner, in accordance with The Fire Safety Act and The Saskatchewan Fire Code Regulations, provides communities, fire departments and emergency service organizations with leadership, as well as information and education programs and services that protect people, property and the environment from the effects of fire and other emergency events.
  • Its activities in relation to Sask911, in accordance with The Emergency 911 System Act and The Executive Government Administration Act. The Sask911 system is the emergency telephone service covering the entire province. It links individuals dialing 9-1-1 to emergency service providers via a public safety answering point. Additionally, it incorporates the province-wide radio communication network, utilized by emergency service providers, commonly referred to as the PPSTN.
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