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Council 2013 Edit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Town of Redwater Council 2013 - 2017
Front: Connie Butcher, Mel Smith, Lori Lumsden
Back: Deb Hamilton (Town Manager), Les Dorosh, Rob Olsen, Dody Kluttig, Jack Dennett

Council Standing Committees 2013 - 2014
 

Mel Smith (Mayor)

  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Capital Region Board
  • Capital Region Northeast Water Services Commission
  • Economic Development Board
  • Sturgeon Foundation
  • Sturgeon Regional Economic Development Committee
  • Sturgeon Regional Partnership Committee
  • Edmonton Salutes

Mel is serving his third term as Mayor and previously served two terms as a councillor.  Mel was born and raised in Redwater. He and his wife Sophie have a daughter Tammy and two grandsons.

Mel started in business in 1972 and has been involved with land development and oilfield services since. Mel has been involved with minor sports, local service clubs and is a past president of the Chamber of Commerce.

Main:   780-942-3519 ext. 57
Cell:    780-220-2529
Home: 780-942-3991
mayor@redwater.ca


Connie Butcher

  • Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
  • Roseridge Regional Landfill Commission
  • Emergency Management Committee
  • Corporate Services Policy Committee
  • Community Services Policy Committee

Connie was born and raised in Redwater and has very deep roots in the history of the Town of Redwater. Her great grand parents had the first post office in Redwater and her grandparents were instrumental in building the first Catholic church in Town. Councillor Butcher has been on council since 1998 and served one term as mayor.

Connie entered politics because she believes in our community and our residents and has the political understanding of the challenges facing our community now and in the future.  She has been employed at Alberta Hospital since 1994 and has served as the Recreational Supervisor for the past 12 years.

Home: 780-942-2375
cbutcher@redwater.ca


John (Jack) Dennett

  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Capital Region Assessment Services Commission
  • Emergency Management Committee
  • Corporate Services Policy Committee
  • Infrastructure Policy Committee

Jack and his wife Dianne moved to Redwater in 1968 to work with ESSO Chemical (Redwater Fertilizer Plant). Jack’s first term on Council was is 1971. Jack served as Mayor from 1978 to 1982 before moving overseas for 18 months. Upon his return from Scotland he was elected to Council again and has served ever since. During that time Jack has seen major changes in the municipality and the Town. He brings a wealth of experience to Council.

Home: 780-942-3695
jdennett@redwater.ca


Les Dorosh

  • Subdivision & Development Appeal Board (Alternate)
  • Capital Region Northeast Water Services Commission (Alternate)
  • Community Services Board
  • Redwater Library Board
  • Northern Lights Library System
  • Natural Gas Portfolio (Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops) (Alternate)
  • Community Services Policy Committee
  • Kalyna County Tourism
  • NRCAER (Northeast Region Community Awareness Emergency Response)

Les is extremely excited to be on council for a second term.

Councillor Les Dorosh and his family have been living in Redwater since 1951. Les went to school in Redwater, raised his family here, worked in the oilfield and the Agrium plant and taught school in both St. Albert and Sturgeon School Divisions. He has also been on a variety of committees and executives, and played on and coached several different sports teams.

Les has a vested interest in the community that he cherishes and loves. He wants what is best for Redwater, and at least while being on council, has the opportunity for input.

He realizes that the town employees and fellow council members are very vibrant and updated and is looking forward to working with such a professional and talented group.

Home: 780-942-3363
ldorosh@redwater.ca


 Dody Kluttig

  • Capital Region Assessment Services Commission (Alternate)
  • Capital Region Northeast Water Services Commission
  • Redwater Library Board
  • Northern Lights Library System (Alternate)
  • Sturgeon Regional Economic Development Committee (Alternate)
  • Infrastructure Policy Committee

Dody Kluttig is a community minded individual, who spent many years as a business owner and volunteer in Redwater. Dody grew up in many small towns throughout Alberta during her childhood, and chose to move to the Redwater area with her husband Dave and son Benjamin in 2001, because of the sense of values the community had to offer.

This is Dody’s first venture into politics, she chose to run for town council with a goal of being a voice of the community to aid Redwater in this time of diversity. Dody’s has had great success with volunteer groups like Redwater Minor Hockey, Redwater Minor Ball, Redwater Economic Development Board, and many local fundraising events.

Dody is excited to at the opportunity to be a part of the planning process at a critical time where changes can be made to grow our town and add many amenities for the local residents to enjoy for years to come.

780-918-5658
dkluttig@redwater.ca


Lori Lumsden

  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Capital Region Board (Alternate)
  • Community Services Board
  • Joint Use Committee
  • Natural Gas Portfolio (Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops)
  • Community Services Policy Committee

Lori’s family moved to Redwater 32 years ago.  She graduated from Redwater School and went on to become a Registered Dental Assistant. In 1999 she moved back to Redwater with her husband and three children. Lori is honoured to be able to serve as a Councillor in the community that she cares so much about.

Home: 780-942-4086
llumsden@redwater.ca


Rob Olsen

  • Roseridge Regional Landfill Commission (Alternate)
  • Emergency Management Committee
  • Joint Use Committee (Alternate)
  • Sturgeon Foundation (Alternate)
  • Corporate Services Policy Committee
  • Infrastructure Policy Committee

Councillor Olsen has been a resident of Redwater since 1997.  He and his wife Linda decided to remain in town, upon his retirement from the Canadian Forces in 2006, with their children Joshua and Braeden.

This is Councillor Olsen’s second term as a member of Council.

"I am looking forward to the new and many challenges that lie ahead for the Town of Redwater and the region. With the prospect of residential, commercial and industrial growth in the Town and area, I feel that living in Redwater during these times are going to be both exciting and frustrating. I know that the Town will pull through and will be a better place for us to live and raise our families when things are said and done. I want to see the Town maintain that small town feel that so many of us come to love about the Town of Redwater."

Cell:780-222-8572
rolsen@redwater.ca