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Meet Your Councillors

Mayor Mel Smith

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

Mel is serving his fourth 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.



 




Council Committees

  • Municipal Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Sturgeon Regional Partnership Committee
  • Edmonton Salutes
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Land Use Bylaw Committee
  • Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework Policy Committee

Connie Butcher

Cell:780-222-6009
cbutcher@redwater.ca
Connie was born and raised in Redwater and has deep roots in the history of the Town. Her great grand parents had the first post office in Redwater and her grandparents were instrumental in building the first Catholic church in Town. She has been on council since 1998 with 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 served as the Recreational Supervisor for the past 12 years.




Council Committees

  • Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
  • Roseridge Regional Landfill Commission
  • Joint Use Committee
  • Corporate Services Policy Committee
  • Community Services Policy Committee

David McRae

Cell:780-942-3868
dmcrae@redwater.ca

Dave moved with his family to Redwater in 1984 and remained here until 1999. He returned in 2006 when he retired from a 31 year career with the RCMP. Dave and his wife, Susan’s children were educated in Redwater Schools where they volunteered on a regular basis. Since returning to Redwater Dave and Susan have assisted most of the not for profit agencies in Town with their fundraisers.

Dave worked for the Town of Redwater until the recent election when he began his first term as Councillor. Dave is looking forward to learning his role on Council and Council Committees while trying to make Redwater a great place to raise a family, own a business or retire.





Council Committees

  • Municipal Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Capital Region Northeast Water Services Commission 
  • Sturgeon Regional Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Infrastructure Policy Committee
  • Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework Policy Committee
  • Northern Lights Library System (Alternate)
  • Natural Gas Portfolio (Alternate)

Les Dorosh

Home: 780-942-3363
ldorosh@redwater.ca
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 being on council provides the opportunity for input.

He is looking forward to working with such a talented group of professional.





Council Committees

  • Capital Region Assessment Services Commission 
  • Community Services Board
  • Redwater Library Board
  • Northern Lights Library System
  • Community Services Policy Committee

Joanne Williams

780-982-0593
jwilliams@redwater.ca

Joanne is excited to learn and grow as a 1st term, newly elected Councillor. She has learned a lot and has had some great mentorship from her fellow councillors who she feels work well together. 

Although a rookie when it comes to politics. Joanne is not a rookie when it comes to hard work, dedication, or her commitment to Redwater. She is not afraid to go the distance for the community she loves. Joanne has built strong deep roots here. 

As a long-term resident Joanne has a vested interest in Redwater. Joanne moved to Redwater in 1977 and went to JR/SR high in Redwater. Joanne worked at Imperial Oil-Gas Plant now Accel, at Sherritt in Finance for 15yrs and has owned her own business and raised her 4 daughters in Redwater. For the past 37+ years Joanne has volunteered on various Town and Community Boards. 

Joanne’s motto: It’s you, it’s me it’s us that make Redwater a great community which will make it easy to work for you to dedicate my time my voice for you. I work for you, the residents of Redwater.


Council Committees

  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Municipal Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Community Services Board
  • Joint Use Committee (Alternate)
  • Corporate Services Policy Committee
  • Community Services Policy Committee
  • Land Use Bylaw Committee
  • Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework Policy Committee

Rob Olsen

Cell:780-942-3868
rolsen@redwater.ca
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 Armed Forces in 2006, with their two boys, Joshua and Braeden.

“ With the projects in the Industrial Heartland, just a few miles south of Town, I am looking forward to working with this Council to find ways that we can take advantage of those projects. Be it getting workers to move to Redwater or to help motivate businesses to locate here. All the while trying to improve the quality of life for our residents. The hardest challenge will be trying lobby the Provincial and Federal governments for the funding that is required to achieve some of these goals and projects.”




Council Committees

  • Municipal Planning Commision
  • Natural Gas Portfolio
  • Corporate Services Policy Committee
  • Infrastructure Policy Committee
  • Land Use Bylaw Committee
  • Capital Region Northeast Water Services Commission
  • Roseridge Regional Landfill Commission (Alternate)
  • Edmonton Salutes (Alternate)

Dwayne Spicer

Cell:780-914-8083
dspicer@redwater.ca

Dwayne’s parents moved to Redwater in 1979 and except for a few years as a young adult pursuing education and work elsewhere, Dwayne has been a resident of Redwater since that time.  

He and his wife, Liesel, settled here to raise their family.  They purchased a local business in 1995 with the idea that it was a place where they could connect with many in the community.  Over the years, Dwayne has coached community and school teams of soccer, basketball and volleyball.  He has refereed soccer, along with mentoring youth in reffing and coaching skills.  For over 20 years, Dwayne ran a local youth group that met weekly, and would end the year with a week-long camping trip in the mountains.  He continues to employ many youth in their first jobs at his business.   Dwayne likes to stay active with mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, camping and playing sports.  He and Liesel continue to play volleyball with Redwater’s recreational co-ed volleyball league.  

Dwayne desires Redwater to continue to have its small-town feel while still growing and prospering, and to be a community where everybody knows and takes care of each other as neighbors.  


Council Committees 

  • Capital Region Assessment Services Commission (Alternate)
  • Capital Region Northeast Water Services Commission (Alternate)
  • Sturgeon Regional Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Redwater Library Board
  • Infrastructure Policy Committee
  • Homeland Housing