Leadership & Governance

As the City of Edmonton’s non-profit housing corporation, HomeEd plays an important role in enhancing the lives of Edmontonians seeking quality, affordable housing. Every day, we strive to maximize our impact in the community, while ensuring our operations remain sustainable into the future.

Better Housing Can’t Wait.

A home is one’s foundation and that is why HomeEd is committed to quality and care for our residents. We are here to provide and grow affordable and increasingly sustainable housing in the City and to foster welcoming spaces for communities to thrive. Better Housing Can’t Wait is our noble cause—the purpose that grounds us as we advance our mission, values, and vision.

Our Mission

Provide Edmontonians with quality, affordable housing.

Our Vision

Reimagining affordable housing as sustainable, growing and valued throughout Edmonton.

Our Values


We follow through on our commitments, acting honestly and ethically at all times.


We embrace challenges and change, trying new things and learning from them in our pursuit of progress.


We provide a welcoming environment, where diversity is valued and people are treated respectfully and equitably.


We take care of our resources, prudently managing our costs, quality, health, safety & environmental impact.


We engage with tenants and stakeholders, building relationships and working to enhance the quality of life where we operate.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Nick Lilley - Chief Executive Officer

Nick is a growth-minded City-builder with diverse leadership experience across sectors such as real estate, education, infrastructure, and community development. Nick has a strong track record leading strategic change, implementing new approaches and partnerships to enhance organizational and community impact. Since joining HomeEd in 2021, Nick has led the transformation of HomeEd’s strategy and operations, positioning the organization to grow and strengthen its portfolio of affordable housing in Edmonton.

Mark Nixdorf - Vice President, Operations

Mark is a seasoned executive with over a decade of experience in the management of condominiums, rental properties, and affordable housing. Mark brings a passion for developing and leading teams to his role overseeing the leasing, maintenance, and renewal of HomeEd’s existing housing portfolio. In joining HomeEd in May 2021, Mark is returning home to Edmonton after an accomplished tenure as the Senior Vice President – Operations for Avenue Living in Calgary.

Jonathan Lay - Vice President, Projects

Real estate development and infrastructure projects have taken Jonathan across western Canada and around the world. In 15 years working as a consulting engineer, senior development manager, and vice president for various firms, Jonathan has completed more than $150 million in real estate transactions, including more than $100 million in earned development revenue. In 2019, he was named one of Edmonton’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Avenue Magazine, and is a past board member of the Alberta Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council.


HomeEd is a non-profit corporation governed by a board of directors appointed by our shareholder. Our sole shareholder is the City of Edmonton as represented by the Mayor and Council as the City’s governing body. The current Board of Directors includes:

  • Dave Rumbold (Chair)
  • Michelle Wilsdon (Vice-Chair)
  • Jessa Aco-Kuchmak
  • Peter Jonkman
  • Deana Morton
  • Sinéad O’Meara
  • Adam Sanderman
  • Elliott Young
  • Amy Power
  • Colin Brenneis

The organization’s governance structure provides the Board with the decision-making capacity necessary to execute the organization’s mandate. The Board exists to:

  • Ensuring an unbroken chain of accountability from the shareholder to corporate performance
  • Define corporate expectations and ensure that HomeEd’s business plan reflects the City of Edmonton’s housing priorities
  • Assure organizational performance through its Chief Executive Officer

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