One Year Into COVID-19 It’s not every day that you start a new job and then immediately have to close down the office indefinitely and send everyone home amidst a once-in-a-century pandemic. But that was my whirlwind experience when I joined YWCA Edmonton as our new CEO one year ago today. I hadn’t even met most of our staff yet before making that difficult decision after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mandated an historic stay-at-home order
JUDITH C. BETHEL
Judy was born August 24, 1943 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Judy was educated at the University of North Dakota and graduated with a B.S.c. in 1965 and with a B.Ed. from the University of Alberta in 1974. Following graduation, she was a teacher with Edmonton Public School Board until 1981. Judy then became an investment broker with Midland Doherty, and later with Richardson Greenshields.
Judy was a member of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the Edmonton Business and Professional Woman’s Club, the Edmonton Women’s Network and the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues.
Judy resigned her seat on Edmonton City Council when she was elected to the House of Commons as Liberal for Edmonton East in October 1993. She lost her federal seat in the 1997 election.
Sources: City of Edmonton Archives; Alberta who’s who 4th Ed. P 21; Canadian Parliamentary Guide 1994, p.223