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Mayor’s Message

Busy Construction Season Ends

The evenings are getting cooler and the days are getting shorter as we head into fall. This year, of course, is vastly different as our students head back to school under COVID-19 guidelines. Unfortunately, this fall the Indoor Pro Rodeo and the Fall Rummage Sale have been cancelled due to restrictions on large gatherings.

Plans are being made to be able to safely open indoor recreation facilities such as the Arena and Curling Rink. This will permit organizations such as Minor Hockey, Figure Skating, and Curling to proceed following COVID-19 protocols and Return to Play guidelines established by their respective governing bodies.

Starting Sept 14, Centennial Place will move into the next phase which expands the operating hours to 9:00 am – 9:00 pm weekdays, closed weekends. Pre-registered evening programs will be held in the Canalta Field House during the week (see Community Events pg. 3) and patrons of the Fitness Center will continue by appointment. In addition, Kiddies Korner Preschool will open in a modified fashion and Hanna Dance is establishing protocols to have a safe dance program this fall.

This summer’s construction season was remarkably busy. Each year the Town of Hanna receives infrastructure funding from both the Federal (Federal Gas Tax) and Provincial (Municipal Sustainability Initiative) Governments. These funds have been committed to major infrastructure projects every two years to get the most bang for our buck. This year the Town used funding accumulated in the past three years as well as additional funding received from the Provincial Government (Municipal Stimulus Program). The Road Rehabilitation projects included resurfacing a portion of Pioneer Trail (east entrance off Highway 9), several road, sidewalk and infrastructure replacements at Stephens Crescent, Winkler Drive, Shacker Crescent and 1st Street West between Railway & 1st Avenue. In addition, the 400 block of 2nd Avenue West saw the installation of new water and sewer lines: including both main lines and the service lines to each property, new granular base and asphalt road rehabilitation. These projects were recommendations outlined in our infrastructure study completed in 2014 with the total costs of the above infrastructure projects totaling approximately $2 million.

Town of Hanna staff constantly monitor the COVID-19 guidelines set out by the province and Alberta Health Services to be well prepared as we move into the winter months. On that note I would like to personally thank all the residents, businesses, and health care workers for doing an excellent job of following the guidelines to keep our community safe.

Respectfully
Chris Warwick, Mayor

Mayor’s Message Archive

Busy Construction Season Ends

The evenings are getting cooler and the days are getting shorter as we head into fall. This year, of course, is vastly different as our students head back to school under COVID-19 guidelines. Unfortunately, this fall the Indoor Pro Rodeo and the Fall Rummage Sale have...

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Summer is Here

Summer is here, and although our world is much different than last summer we are slowly returning to a sense of normality. Most of our public facilities are open including Centennial Place, the Town Office, Fox Lake Park, and of course the Swimming Pool.  I want...

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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...

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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 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

Council Appointments

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
July 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021 Councillor Melanie Jensen
March 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021 Councillor Kyle Olsen

 

2020-2021 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 Deadlock
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 Beaudoin
Councillor Olsen
Mayor Warwick (alternative)
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

Community Boards

Council appointed citizen advisory boards and committees provide information, well-considered advice and recommendations for consideration by Council and administration on important issues. Citizens are encouraged to apply by completing and submitting an application form.

Committee Appointment  Term Ending 
Big Country Housing Authority
Two year term
4 meetings per year
Patricia Mainman
Betty Simpson
Michelle Haag
Oct 2021
Oct 2021
Oct 2022
Community Services Board
Three year term
6-12 meetings per year
Cllr. Deadlock
Darlene Herzog
Nadine Wood
Patsy Walton
Vern Thuroo
Vacancy
Vacancy

Oct 2021
Oct 2022
Oct 2022
Oct 2023
Oct 2023

Fred & Freda Geuder Educational Bursary
Two year term
Cllr. Deadlock
Tim Martin
Melvin Lypka
Oct 2021
Oct 2021
Oct 2022
Hanna & District Medical Corporation
Two year term
3-4 meetings per year
Cllr. Beaudoin
Ken Hansen
Oct 2021
Oct 2021
Municipal Library Board
Three year term
Cllr. Jensen
Ricardo Hoar
Carolyn Mammel
Audra Limpert
Jean Lypka
William Warwick
Gwen Snell
Vacancy
Vacancy
Vacancy
Oct 2021
Oct 2021
Oct 2021
Oct 2022
Oct 2022
Oct 2022
Oct 2023
Municipal Planning Commission
Three year term
Meets as needed
Cllr Kyle Olsen
Cllr Larry Stickel
Richard Preston
Todd Wallace
Vacancy
Oct 2021
Oct 2021
Oct 2023
Oct 2023