Mayor of Mayerthorpe. I guess that’s another name to which I’ll answer now. More importantly I answer to wife of Darrel, mom to Cole, Pam and TJ, mom-in-law to Tamye, Sean, and Shara and Grandma (Gran) to Felicity, Nik, Will, Hayden, Quinn, Tomasyn, Reid and Parker.
I grew up in Edmonton, but I’ve always been a small town girl at heart. Darrel and I have Mayerthorpe home for the past 13 years. Now, two of our kids and their families, including five of our grandkids call this town home too.
That’s why I ran for council in 2017 and why I decided to run for mayor. I owe it to my family and to all the other families who live, work and play in Mayerthorpe.
I’m committed to advancing the interests of our community through sustainable economic development and advocacy with regional and provincial stakeholders. Working within our region on key initiatives in support of those interests is a focus for this council and our administration.
When I’m not busy doing “Mayor Stuff”, you’ll find me with my family or, in the summer, riding my motorcycle. I work from home in the safety field and I’m a mature You Tuber.
The opportunity to serve this community as its Mayor is humbling and I will always do my best to be deserving of the trust you’ve placed in me.
I was born and raised in Mayerthorpe and have lived here for my entire life. I am married to my lovely wife Shelley and have two sons. Following high school, I attended the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and received a finance diploma. From there, I started working with West Fraser Mills and progressed through the ranks until I was the Planer Mill Superintendent. I held that role for four years and then moved on to Quality Control. I am honest, loyal, and dedicated. Moving this town forward is my priority in the years to come.
I’m happy to be on Council and look forward to acting on behalf of the citizens to enhance the quality of life here. I am also looking forward to working with the rest of Council as a team, committed to the best interests of our town and our future.
Thank you for your support.
I am excited to be elected to Mayerthorpe Town Council. I believe Mayerthorpe is a great town and I am looking forward to collaborating with the rest of council, as we work towards making it become even better.
I was born and raised on a family farm north of Sangudo. This farm has been in operation for 100 years and is now on the fourth generation. I graduated from Sangudo High School and then attended the University of Alberta obtaining a Bachelor of Education degree.
I moved to Mayerthorpe and began teaching in 1983 and remained at Elmer Elson Elementary until my retirement in December of 2018. During that time I taught for 21 years, was assistant principal for 8 and a half years and principal for 6 years.
Over the years I have been involved in the community in many ways. I have been a member of the curling club, ladies fastball team, community slowpitch teams, ladies hockey team player and coach and I still remain a golf club member. I was a member of the Citizen’s Advisory group which helped create the 25 year sustainability plan for the town. I have served on the FCSS board as well as the youth justice committee.
Mayerthorpe is my home and I want to make it the best place to live, not only for myself but every citizen. I want our community to be sustainable and grow by becoming the choice of new families and businesses.
I was born February 4, 1952 in Edmonton Alberta to Pat and Lil Burns. I went to school in Edmonton until the end of grade six. At this time the family moved to the Sangudo area where I went to school from Grade seven to ten. I transferred to Mayerthorpe from Sangudo and graduated there. I have lived in Mayerthorpe on and off for around thirty years. I have built three homes for myself, my spouse Tiny (Doris) Williams and my 3 kids. I have 4 grandkids as well. I am a journeyman carpenter and have my boiler ticket. I was a gas plant operator for Canadian Occidental Petroleum for 4 1/2 years until they downsized. I have worked as a contract carpenter and plumber for Gemco Industrial Trailer for 16 1/2 years. I have owned and operated my own construction business PTB Contracting for 30 years. I have also worked for the Town of Mayerthorpe installing water meters in the Spring of 2013.
I currently volunteer my time as the Vice President and Membership Chairman for the Wildwood and District Rod and Gun Club. In my spare time I like to hunt, fish, play poker, play pool with the residents at the Pleasant View Lodge and spend time with my Family.
I am a wife and mother who has been happily married for 39 years to my husband Rob we have one son, Drew. I am a retired teacher of 39 years who worked at a profession I loved! I am a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (B.A. B.Ed.). I taught in Ontario, Africa(Lesotho) and Jasper. Twenty eight of my teaching years were in Sangudo. (David Ovans Elementary School and Sangudo Community School). I have lived in the Sangudo/Mayerthorpe area for 28 years and have been a resident of the town of Mayerthorpe for the last 10 years. I retired in 2014 and have been traveling with my husband, visiting my son in Vancouver and fitting in some substitute teaching at Elmer Elson. Being a town Councillor is definitely a learning curve for me and one that I am very interested in pursuing. The long term welfare of our community is my first priority! I look forward to learning more about representing people of the community, helping to make policies that have been well researched and evaluated and showing stewardship to maintain financial integrity and transparency. I am very interested in keeping the youth in our community and helping encourage young families to stay in our community to raise their children in a safe, progressive town. Another of my passions is in the welfare and interests of seniors as I fall into that category myself and will spend my retirement in Mayerthorpe.
I have many interests and hobbies including traveling, music, reading, writing, boating, camping, loving dogs, live theater, cooking, and gardening. I look forward to the challenge of being a town Councillor and hope that my enthusiasm and interest can help make a difference!
My wife Noreen and I moved to Mayerthorpe 10 years ago after 23 years in Whitecourt, to be close to our daughter and grandchildren, we have 3 children, 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
I am the Owner/Operator of Mayday Industries Ltd. and I’ve been Construction Superintendent on buildings up to 18 stories , and responsible for budgets up to 40 millions dollars, Electrical/instrument supervisor at Blue Ridge Lumber, Alberta Newsprint and Alberta Pacific Forest Industries.