Your Elected Officials

The Town of Gibbons is administered by a Mayor and six Councillors, the selection of the Deputy Mayor is on a rotating basis (6 months) alphabetically slotted by the surnames of the Councillors. Mayor and Councillors are elected for a period of four years beginning in 2013. Municipal Government powers are set out in the Alberta Municipal Government Act.

Council meetings are held on the second Wednesday at 10 a.m. and the fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m. of the month (unless otherwise advertised) in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Office. All regular meetings are open to the public.

 

 

 

Mayor Dan Deck

Mayor Dan Deck

Mayor Dan Deck

Mayor Dan Deck, his wife Jennifer and their two children have lived in Gibbons since 2011.  Prior to being elected as Mayor, Dan served as President of the Sturgeon River Agricultural Society, was a member of the Gibbons Community Services Board and has served as a Volunteer with a number of organizations.

Mayor Deck represents the Town of Gibbons on these boards and committees:

  • Roseridge Landfill Commission
  • Alberta Industrial Heartland Association
  • Sturgeon Regional Emergency Management Advisory Committee

Councillor Loraine Berry

Councillor Loraine Berry

Councillor Loraine Berry

Councillor Loraine Berry grew up in a large farm family in Saskatchewan and attended University of Saskatoon and Edmonton, earning a B.A. and a Permanent Teaching Certificate.  Shortly after moving to Edmonton in 1968 she married, and with her husband, raised three sons.  The family moved to Gibbons in 1994 and has lived there since; for a total of 23 years.  since her recent retirement she has taken up volunteering for the Gibbons/Bon Accord Food Bank and coordinating the WECAN Food Basket Program.

Loraine's career began as a teacher for the Edmonton Catholic School Division, where she worked for eight years.  She left teaching when the first of her sons was born and proceeded to devote her time to raising them.  When she returned to work, it was first as a Day Home Consultant and then as the Coordinator of the newly formed Sturgeon Adult Literacy Program.

She then began seventeen years' working for the municipalities of Bon Accord and Spruce Grove in their Family and Community Support Services Departments.  During that time, she assumed increasing levels of responsibilities: moving from Coordinator to Supervisor to Director of FCSS and most recently, Director of FCSS & Social Sustainability.  In this role she was responsible for the creation and implementation of a wide range of programs meant to improve the lives of residents of the municipalities she worked for.  Examples were the Seniors' Home Support Program and The Young Mom's Support Group.  Before she retired she oversaw the creation of a Social Sustainability Plan for the City of Spruce Grove.

Councillor Amber Harris

Councillor Amber Harris

Councillor Amber Harris

Councillor Amber Harris has been a resident of Gibbons for 10 years and has lived most of her life in Sturgeon County.  She is a loving wife and a mother of 3, and has been a business owner of 12 years.  In her spare time, she loves to play poker and darts, but enjoys testing her skills in escape room challenges.

She was first elected in 2013 and is now serving her second term on Council.

Councillor Harris represents the Town of Gibbons on these boards and committees:

  • Edmonton Global
  • Edmonton Salutes
  • Capital Region Northwest Water Commission as Vice Chairman

Councillor Darren McCann

Councillor Darren McCann

Councillor Darren McCann

Darren McCann is proudly representing his friends and neighbours for a second term as a Councillor for the Town of Gibbons.

 McCann has lived in the area for over 20 years. He owns a business and has placed a priority on hiring residents and using local services as much possible. He and his family are involved with various local volunteer organizations and with the local schools. He also supports a wide variety of fundraising and charitable activities within the community and can be found at most community events. Darren uses his good nature and open mindedness to solve problems and works with others to improve the community. 

As an elected official he has championed for Gibbons playing a larger role in Sturgeon County and the greater Edmonton area and has been instrumental in planning and organizing a tour of the Alberta Heartland for other elected officials. He has dedicated time and energy to educate himself in the roles and responsibilities of an elected official and has received certification for his accomplishments.

Darren currently represents the Town of Gibbons on the following Boards and Committees:

  • Vice chairman of the Alberta Capital Region Wastewater Commission
  • Vice chairman of the Capital Region Waste Minimization Advisory Committee.
  • Council representative for the North East Edmonton Business Association
  • He is the alternate on several other Boards and Commissions as required by council.

Councillor Jay Millante

Councillor Jay Millante

Councillor Jay Millante

As a new Councillor, Jay Millante brings in 8 years experience working on an elected executive board in charge of a multi-million dollar operational budget.  He has served as a public worker for nearly 18 years in municipal government, health care, occupational health and safety, education and justice.  His volunteer experience in Gibbons has included supporting our Food Bank drives, working as a Gibbons Firefighter and chairing the Trail Services Committee.  Jay has also volunteered for a variety of charities and non profit groups.  Jay is a proud father and has lived in Gibbons since 2004.  If you see him walking his dogs around town feel free to wave him down and come say hi!

Councillor Millante represents the Town of Gibbons on these boards and committees:

  • Gibbons Fire Department
  • Sturgeon River Watershed Alliance
  • Northern Lights Library System
  • Gibbons Trail Services Committee

Councillor Norman Sandahl

Councillor Norm Sandahl

Councillor Norm Sandahl

Councillor Norm Sandahl has lived in Gibbons with his wife for 20 years.  As a retired Oil Worker he now enjoys wood working, golf and curling.  His 10 grandchildren and one great grand daughter also keeps him busy.

Councillor Sandahl is an involved community member who volunteers many hours at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 266 (Gibbons) and sits on the Sturgeon River Historical Society. 

He was a council member from 2010-2013 and is now serving another term on Council.

Councillor Sandahl represents the Town of Gibbons on Capital Region Northeast Water Commission.

Councillor Jean Woodger

Councillor Jean Woodger

Councillor Jean Woodger

Councillor Jean Woodger has called Gibbons home for over 35 years.  Before running for Council, Woodger was an avid volunteer and dedicated community member.  Councillor Woodger is still involved and volunteers with the following groups:  The Anglican Church Women, Sturgeon Unity Singers, Sturgeon River Historical Society, and the newly formed Community League.

She was first elected in 2013 and is now serving her second term on Council.

Councillor Woodger represents the Town of Gibbons on these boards and committees:

  • Gibbons Library Board
  • Assessment Review Board