Lac Ste. Anne County Council is made up of seven elected representatives, including one Reeve and six ward Councillors. The Reeve is elected by Lac Ste. Anne County Council. The Council is the decision-making body responsible for ensuring sustainable growth and infrastructure, a vibrant economic climate and turning community needs into municipal services. Council is committed to strategically positioning this entire organization for success for today and into the future. The current Council was elected in October, 2017 and serves a four-year term.
The Council governs by passing Bylaws and policy which become County laws and regulations. The Council also makes performance auditing decisions and monitors the operation and performance of county agencies and holds regular oversight on county departments to determine how programs are working and whether budgeted funds are being spent well. In its decision-making roles, the County Council actively involves public through its regular meets and various public commissions and committees.

Attending and Participating in Council Meetings

Public Council meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted. Council welcomes all to attend and observe Council meetings. Those who wish to present information to Council are encouraged to review the the Delegations and Appointments section of Lac Ste. Anne County Bylaw #17-20.

Joe Blakeman

Reeve, Councillor Division 5
780.918.1916 | jblakeman (@) LSAC.ca

Board & Committee Appointments

• Municipal Committee (Council)
• Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)
• Enforcement Review Committee
• Alberta Beach IDP Committee
• Beachwave Park Committee
• Darwell Wastewater Lagoon Commission
• Lac Ste. Anne County Library Board
• LILSA Water Quality Management Society (Alternate)
• North 43 Lagoon Commission


*Reeve Blakeman is an Ex Officio member of all committees listed herein.

Nick Gelych

Deputy Reeve, Councillor Division 2
780.803.9393 | ngelych (@) LSAC.ca

Board & Committee Appointments

• Municipal Committee
• Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)
• Enforcement Review Committee
• Emergency Advisory Committee
• Alberta Recreational Lakes Committee
• East End Bus Committee (Liaison)
• Community Futures - Yellowhead East
• Economic Development Advisory Committee
• North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance Committee
• Onoway Inter-Municipal Development Committee
• Onoway Regional Medical Clinic Board of Directors
• Sturgeon River Watershed Alliance (SRWA)
• Wage Negotiating Committee

Lorne Olsvik

Councillor Division 1
780.937.5360 | lolsvik (@) LSAC.ca

Board & Committee Appointments

• Municipal Committee
• Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)
• Enforcement Review Committee
• East End Bus Committee
• Hwy 43 East Waste Commission
• North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance Committee (Alternate)
• Onoway Inter-Municipal Development Committee
• WILD Water Commission

George Vaughan

Councillor Division 3
780.967.3649 | gvaughan (@) LSAC.ca

Board & Committee Appointments

• Municipal Committee
• Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)
• Enforcement Review Committee
• Emergency Advisory Committee
• Alberta Beach IDP Committee
• Beachwave Park Committee
• George Pegg Botanic Garden Society
• Hwy 43 East Waste Commission
• Lac La Nonne Enhancement Protection Association / Lac La Nonne Watershed Stewardship Group
• North 43 Lagoon Commission

Steve Hoyda

Councillor Division 4
780.6748080 | shoyda (@) LSAC.ca

Board & Committee Appointments

• Municipal Committee
• Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)
• Enforcement Review Committee
• Agricultural Services Board
• Campground Committee
• Darwell Wastewater Lagoon Commission
• Economic Development Advisory Committee (Alternate)
• Hwy 43 Come Play With Me Early Childhood Coalition (Alternate)
• Hwy 43 East Waste Commission (Alternate)
• Lac Ste. Anne Foundation (Alternate)
• Lake Isle, Lac Ste. Anne Water Quality Management Society
• Sturgeon River Watershed Alliance (SRWA)

Ross Bohnet

Councillor Division 6
780.786.4290 | rbohnet (@) LSAC.ca

Board & Committee Appointments

• Municipal Committee
• Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)
• Enforcement Review Committee
• Agricultural Services Board
• Athabasca Watershed Advisory Group
• West End Bus Committee
• Campground Committee
• Economic Development Committee
• Enforcement Review Committee
• Fallen Four Visitor Centre / Mayerthorpe Library Project Committee
• Lac Ste. Anne County Library Board
• Lac Ste. Anne Foundation
• Mayerthorpe Inter-Municipal Development Committee
• Millar Western Advisory Committee
• Ste. Anne Emergency Response Centre - Building & Operational Committee
• Upper Athabasca Watershed Council (Alternate)
• Whitecourt / LSA Adult Learning

Lloyd Giebelhaus

Councillor Division 7
780.785.2095 | lgiebelgaus (@) LSAC.ca

Board & Committee Appointments

• Municipal Committee
• Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)
• Enforcement Review Committee
• Agricultural Services Board
• Emergency Advisory Committee
• Athabasca Watershed Advisory Committee
• West End Bus Committee
• Campground Committee
• Fallen Four Visitor Centre / Mayerthorpe Library Project Committee (Alternate)
• Hwy 43 Come Play With Me Early Childhood Coalition
• Lac Ste. Anne Foundation (Alternate)
• Mayerthorpe Inter-Municipal Development Committee
• Provincial Agricultural Services Board
• Ste. Anne Emergency Response Centre - Building & Operational Committee
• Upper Athabasca Watershed Council