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Mayor’s Message

Mixed Emotions

Mayor’s Message Sept 2021

Mayor’s Message September 2021

It is with mixed emotions that I write this Mayor’s Message. This fall, October 18, there is a municipal election. I have made the decision to not seek re-election. I say “mixed emotions” as it has been an honour to represent the Town of Hanna as Mayor for the past 8 years. I also served as Councillor for 2 terms (6 years) which brings my combined public service to 14 years, which is almost ¼ of my life. I am at the age where I would prefer to slow down and take more time for myself and my family.

During my tenure, I have had the pleasure of helping to make many great decisions to make the Town of Hanna a great place to live, work, retire and raise a family.

Some of the major projects that were approved during my tenure on Council are, but not limited to; the Swimming Pool, Centennial Place, Fire Hall, the Fire Burn Tower, Fielding Place Development, New Town Office, Tim Hortons, Cervus, the Public Works Facility, Downtown Business Hub and the Spray Park. While this is an extensive list, it certainly doesn’t cover it all. Every year council deliberates the budget. Each year there are always substantial infrastructure projects that keep the town operating, streets, water, sidewalk, and sewer upgrades.

Spending municipal tax revenues is only one aspect of being on Council. Every meeting, decisions are made approving policies, bylaws or land use. While Council may not always get it perfectly right, the members always try to make the decisions that are felt to be in the best interest of the community.

One of my proudest accomplishments is the advocacy to the Provincial and Federal governments on the coal transition. The region formed a Climate Change Taskforce comprised of representatives of the Town of Hanna, Special Areas Board and Cactus Corridor Economic Development Corporation. As your Town representative, I made several trips to Edmonton to meet with ministers and government representatives to discuss the negative impacts to our region as a result of the governments’ decision to discontinue the use of coal to generate power. It has taken time, but I am happy to announce that soon, the Town of Hanna will see the fruits of our labour through several projects within the Town and the region. I was very humbled in 2017 being the recipient of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association “Award of Excellence” for the coal transition work.

I am certainly going to miss being Mayor and helping to make this amazing community great. I am confident that our residents will once again make informed decisions when it comes to the election process for the next four years. I want to thank all of the past Mayors and Councillors I’ve had the privilege to serve with, you should all be very proud.

I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge Town Administration and staff. Your hard work makes elected officials’ job much easier through the execution of the decisions we make. I know that you will continue to do an amazing job because you care for the future of the Town of Hanna.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my family. They have made many sacrifices to allow me to do the very best job I could as your Mayor, and for that, I am forever grateful.

Finally. Thank you to the residents of Hanna. As the saying goes “It takes a community to raise a family.” I also believe it takes a family to make a community.

Respectfully

Chris Warwick, Mayor

Mayor’s Message Archive

Mixed Emotions

Mayor's Message Sept 2021 Mayor's Message September 2021 It is with mixed emotions that I write this Mayor’s Message. This fall, October 18, there is a municipal election. I have made the decision to not seek re-election. I say “mixed emotions” as it has been an...

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July 2021 From the Mayor

Welcome to summer! As restrictions are lifted and we start getting back to a normal life, I hope everyone is doing well.  We certainly had a taste of hot weather a few weeks ago. It was a great opportunity to open the new spray park a couple of days early with...

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Mayor Warwick May 2021

As Council prepares to pass their final Budget and Tax Rate Bylaw, I am pleased to say that over the first three years of our four-year term, Council has decreased the Municipal Tax generated in each of the three years. 2018 – $2,877,9242019 – $2,873,3732020 –...

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Elected Officials

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 Advisory 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 Corporation
  • Hanna in Bloom

Melanie Jensen
- Councillor

Boards & Committees

  • Canadian Badlands Ltd.
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • 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 
  • Henry Kroeger Regional Water Services
  • Red Deer River Municipal Users Group

Connie Deadlock -
Councillor

Boards & Committees

  • Cactus Corridor Economic Development
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Finance & Audit 
  • Fred & Freda Geuder Education Bursary
  • Personnel Committee
  • Palliser Economic Partnership

Kyle Olsen
- Councillor

Boards & Committees

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