At it's October 25, 2016 Organizational Meeting, Saddle Hills County Council chose a Reeve and a Deputy Reeve. Council also appointed the members to Boards and Committees from Council and from the Public at large.
Saddle Hills County Council 2016/2017
Reeve, Ward 2
Alvin and his wife Janet moved to Saddle Hills County in the early '80s and established a grain farm in the Cotillion area. Here, they raised four children and have enjoyed being part of a great community.
In the past, Alvin has spent six years on the recreation board and is currently on the Cotillion Rec. Board. Alvin has been on County Council for six years, has enjoyed meeting many new people and is looking forward to the opportunities of the next four years.
Deputy Reeve, Ward 3
I was born and raised in Fourth Creek, Alberta on a cattle/grain operation. I was previously employed at Saddle Hills County for 7 years working in Community Development and as an Assessor before resigning and becoming a councillor.
My husband and myself have built our own farmstead in Silver Valley, Alberta where we are raising our two daughters. I have always enjoyed volunteering and being an active community member.
I hope to use my municipal government experience and knowledge to proudly serve the residents of Ward 3 and the County as a whole.
Councillor, Ward 4
I have been in the Fourth Creek area of Saddle Hills County for the past 18 years with my husband and children. We have a small farm. I also have a bookkeeping business I run from my home. I have a large extended family living throughout the county. I like to volunteer for my community, the school and other people.
I’ve sat on County Council for the past nine years. I love my community and wanted to give something back. I’ve enjoyed serving my community and gaining experience from sitting on boards and committees such as the Library Board, Waste Management Commission, ASB, Tourism, Grande Spirit Foundation, Weyerhauser EAC, Subdivision Appeal Board and Assessment Review Board.
Councillor, Ward 1
I have lived in Bay Tree for over 30 years. My wife, children and I have a commercial Simmental cow/calf mixed farm, as well as a small equipment contractors business.
In the past I sat on Improvement District #20 (Saddle Hills County) Council for 9 years from 1986 - 1995.
With your continued support and input, I look forward to another term on council.
Councillor, Ward 5
My wife Debbie and I, along with our son and family, operate our family farm in the Blueberry Mountain area. We have a daughter, a son and six grand kids. Our daughter lives in Peace River and her daughter is taking post-secondary education in Edmonton.
Debbie and I started an Oil Field Consulting Company when we lived in Calgary. We bought the farm from my parents. In 1977 we moved our family and our business to the farm. I have worked off farm, as a geological consultant for 12 years, a Crop Insurance Adjuster for eight years, an Oil Field Well Operator for two years and a Steam Truck Operator for three years.
In the '80s I served on the Central Peace Natural Gas Co-op Board of Directors for several years. In the mid '90s, I served a three year term on the Improvement District of Saddle Hills #20 Advisory Council. At that time, I became a member of the Transition Team, for our municipality. We negotiated with the Provincial Government to establish the terms and conditions, under which this municipality became The Municipal District of Saddle Hills #20 in 1995. This name was eventually changed to Saddle Hills County.
Councillor, Ward 6
I was born and raised in Spirit River. In 1973 I bought my farm in Happy Valley. In 1977 I married my wife Lori, a farm girl from Rycroft and we have two daughters and four granddaughters.
We started out grain farming as I worked on the oil rigs in the winter months for 19 years, then eventually staying home and raising cattle. I play hockey for both the 50+ and the Old Timers team and occasionally play with the Savanna team.
I served two terms as a director on the Peace Country Beef and Forage Association. I have served as the Happy Valley Fire Chief for the past 11 years and a member for 20 years. I previously served on the REA Board. I was also vice-president of the Happy Valley Surface Rights Association.
Councillor, Ward 7
John grew up on a farm. Later on he raised cattle and grain farmed. John moved to Woking in the early 1980’s. He hauled gravel and has done backhoe work in Woking and surrounding areas for several years. John and his wife Deb have a son and daughter that attend Woking school. John is a member of the Woking School Parent Council.
He is also a volunteer and a director on the Woking Skating Rink Association. John has been on Saddle Hills County Council since 2006 and takes pride in serving his community.