Vote Given for Mayor, 0ct 16th

About Bill

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Bill is focused on building our community. He believes this means maintaining a balanced approach in providing quality facilities, programs and services, while providing value for dollar to residents.

Elected for the first time in 2001 at the age of 24, Bill is the youngest person to have ever served on Grande Prairie City Council and the city's youngest ever Mayor. In his time on City Council, Bill has been appointed to a wide range of committees and boards including all standing committees of council and a wide variety of community organizations.

In order to better serve the community, Bill has continually worked to improve his skills and knowledge during his time on council. He recently completed a Master of Arts in Leadership at Royal Roads University in Victoria and has previously completed the University of Alberta's National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration (NACLAA).

Bill his wife Susan are parents to a 6 year old daughter, Mila and a 4 year old son, Paja.

Education
  • Completed Royal Roads University, Master of Arts in Leadership
  • Completed University of Alberta, National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration
  • Attended Medicine Hat College, Visual Communications Program
  • Graduated Grande Prairie Composite High School
Council History
  • First Elected, 2001 - Alderman
  • Elected 2nd Term, 2004 - Alderman
  • Elected 3rd Term, 2007 - Alderman
  • Elected Mayor, 2010
  • Elected 2nd Term, 2013 - Mayor
Current Community Involvement

Past Community Involvement
• Coach, Composite High Junior Boys Basketball • Charter President, Grande Prairie Rotaract Club • Chairman, Rotary District 5370 Rotaract Program • Honorary Chair, G.P. White Ribbon Campaign • President, Clayton Shaw Men's Basketball Association • Secretary, Grande Prairie Disabled Transportation Society • Member, 2003 United Way Campaign Cabinet • DRR, Rotary District 5370 • President, Peace Country Luge Association

Notable Accomplishments and Awards
• Rotary Youth Exchange Student • Youngest person ever to be elected to Grande Prairie City Council • Ran in the 2006 federal election as an independent • Awarded the 2012 'Prix Ami.e de la francophonie' • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal