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Mayor’s Message

November 2019

In this Mayor’s Message I wanted to inform you of some of the initiatives that your Council has been working on. Cactus Corridor Economic Development Corporation was successful receiving grant funding to develop coal community transition plans for both the Town of Hanna and Cactus Corridor region and with these funds 13Ways (led by Doug Griffiths) was retained to develop both strategic plans. Through this process there have been several initiatives identified with potential economic diversification opportunities for our region.

The Town has engaged 13Ways to assist with rebranding ourselves and creating a new image and messages for both people outside our community and those who live here. This rebranding comes complete with a new logo, new tag line, and a brand new web-site. Earlier this year 13Ways held a town hall meeting at the Legion which served as the kick-off to our Community Transition Plan process with a presentation by Doug Griffiths regarding “Embracing Change”.

Please accept this as your invitation to a State of the Union Address being held on Thursday, November 28th at 7PM at the Community Centre. At this event the highlights of the Strategic Transition Plan and how the Town plans to diversify our economy will be presented along with the unveiling of the new Town Logo.

The Provincial Budget which was released on October 24th will have a significant impact on the Town budget and the services that we provide. Council supports getting the fiscal situation of our Province under control but please note some of the Provincial cuts will challenge our community. It is estimated that the 2020 Provincial funding to our community will be reduced by approximately $100,000 from 2019 levels with more cuts planned for 2021.

Our community is at a time where there are some opportunities to capitalize on. It is important to be prepared for change as times are very different, not only in the Hanna region, but also in the province of Alberta. So, as we move into a new chapter in our history, I ask all residents to embrace what your council has been working on. As Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, has been quoted as saying “change is the only constant in life.”

Respectfully

Chris Warwick
Mayor, Town of Hanna

Mayor’s Message Archive

November 2019

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Councillors

Hanna’s Town Council is comprised of a Mayor and six Councillors, who are elected by the citizens of Hanna. The Mayor and Council are responsible for developing policies and setting strategic priorities regarding the delivery of municipal services. Council, as the governing body, is responsible for making sure Town resources are allocated and used appropriately, for the benefit and protection of its citizens. Administration implements the policies set by Council for the day-to-day operations of the municipality.

The legislative function of the Town’s municipal government is mandated in the Alberta Municipal Government Act (MGA), while the Local Authorities Election Act governs the election process. Elections are held every four years on the third Monday in October.

Contact an Elected Official – for security reasons and to keep the phishing and spam to a controllable amount, the email addresses of the Elected Officials are not publicly displayed however, the email is always first initial last name. For example, is John Doe is the individual, their email address is jdoe all addresses are then followed by @hanna.ca Alternatively, all email can be sent to the Town of Hanna general email inbox and will be forwarded accordingly.

Chris Warwick - Mayor

Boards & Committees

  • Cactus Corridor Economic Development
  • Emergency Management Committee
  • Finance & Audit
  • Personnel Committee

The Office of the Elected Officials

  • Box 430, 302 2nd Ave. West
    Hanna, Alberta Canada T0J 1P0
    PH: (403) 854-4433
    FA: (403) 854-2772

Sandra Beaudoin - Councillor

Boards & Committees

  • Canadian Badlands Ltd
  • Community Futures – Meridian Region
  • Community Services Board
  • Hanna & District Medical Society
  • Hanna in Bloom Committee

Melanie Jensen
- Councillor

Boards & Committees

  • Canadian Badlands Ltd.
  • Emergency Management Committee
  • Hanna Municipal Library Board
  • Marigold Library Systems Board
  • Veterans Memorial Highway Association

Larry Stickel
- Councillor

Boards & Committees

  • Acadia Foundation
  • Personnel Committee
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Palliser Regional Municipal Services

Gerald Campion
- Councillor

Boards & Committees

  • Big Country Waste Management
  • Finance & Audit Committee
  • Henry Kroeger Regional Water
  • Red Deer River Municipal Users Group

Connie Deadlock -
Councillor

Boards & Committees

  • Cactus Corridor Economic Development
  • Finance & Audit Committe
  • Fred & Freda Geuder Education Bursary
  • Hanna Municipal Library Board
  • Personnel Committee
  • Palliser Economic Partnership

Kyle Olsen
- Councillor

 Boards & Committees

  • Emergency Management Committee
  • Hanna Golf & Country Club
  • Hanna Learning Centre
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Palliser Economic Partnership

Boards & Committees

Each member of council sits on a number of boards and committees locally and regionally.  Elected officials are appointed for one-year terms during the organizational council meeting held annually in the fall.

Deputy Mayor Rotation

Date  Councillor 
November 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 Councillor Connie Deadlock
July 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021 Councillor Melanie Jensen
March 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021 Councillor Kyle Olsen

 

2017-2018 Council Appointments to Boards and Committees

Committee Appointment 
Acadia Foundation Authority Councillor Stickel
Councillor Jensen (alternate)
Big Country Waste Management Commission Councillor Campion
Councillor Olsen (alternate)
Cactus Corridor Economic Development Corp Mayor Warwick
Councillor Deadlock
Canadian Badlands Ltd. Councillor Jensen
Councillor Beaudoin
Community Futures – Meridian Region Board of Directors  Councillor Beaudoin
Community Services Board Councillor Beaudoin
Emergency Advisory Committee Mayor Warwick
Councillor Olsen
Councillor Jensen
Finance & Audit Committee Mayor Warwick
Councillor Campion
Councillor Deadlock
Fred & Freda Geuder Educational Bursary Councillor Deadlock
Hanna & District Chamber of Commerce Councillor Deadlock
Hanna & District Medical Corporation Councillor Beaudoin
Hanna Golf & Country Club Councillor Olsen
Hanna In Bloom Committee Councillor Beaudoin
Hanna Learning Centre Councillor Olsen
Hanna Municipal Library Board Councillor Jensen
Hanna/Wake Student Exchange Committee Councillor Deadlock
Councillor Beaudoin
Health & Safety Committee Councillor Stickel
Henry Kroeger Regional Water Services Commission Councillor Campion
Councillor Stickel (alternate)
Marigold Library Systems Board Councillor Jensen
Councillor Deadlock (alternate)
Municipal Planning Commission Councillor Stickel
Councillor Olsen
Palliser Economic Partnership Councillor Deadlock
Councillor Olsen (alternate)
Palliser Regional Municipal Services Councillor Stickel
Councillor Olsen (alternate)
Personnel Committee Mayor Warwick
Councillor Stickel
Councillor Deadlock
Red Deer River Municipal Users Group Councillor Campion
Councillor Stickel (alternate)
Veterans Memorial Highway Association Councillor Jensen

 

Council Appointed Boards & Committees

Council appointed citizen advisory boards and committees provide information, well-considered advice and recommendations for consideration by Council and administration on important issues.

Committee Appointment  Term Ending 

Big Country Housing Authority
Two year term

Patricia Mainman
Betty Simpson
Ellen Crowle
Oct 2019
Oct 2019
Oct 2020

Community Services Board
Three year term

Todd Wallace
Jeff Raab
Sandra Beaudoin
Darlene Herzog
William Warwick
Laurie Palmer
Patsy Walton
Diana Boxma
Oct 2019
Oct 2019
Oct 2019
Oct 2020
Oct 2020
Oct 2020
Oct 2020
Oct 2021
Fred & Freda Geuder Educational Bursary
One year term
Connie Deadlock
Tim Martin
Melvin Lypka
Oct 2019
Oct 2019
Oct 2020

Hanna & District Medical Society
Two year term

Ken Hansen Oct 2019

Hanna Municipal Library Board
Three year term

Will Warwick
Myrna Jensen
Judy Fecho
Colleen Kelndorfer
Gwen Snell
Ricardo Hoar
Carolyn Mammel
Oct 2019
Oct 2019
Oct 2019
Oct 2019
Oct 2020
Oct 2021
Oct 2021

Municipal Planning Commission

Three year term

Richard Preston
Todd Wallace
Oct 2020
Oct 2020