MEET THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL

DSC_0347MAYOR LORNE YOUNG
I have lived in the town of Elk Point for 15 years but the Elk Point area has been my home for my entire life. After retiring from 33 years of teaching and administration with St. Paul Education, I was elected to Elk Point Town Council in October 2013. Now in my second term on Council I hope to continue to serve my community as we look for ways to improve the lives of our residents.           

Dwayne_EditedCOUNCILLOR
DWAYNE YAREMKEVICH

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DEBRA MCQUINN
My job is to hear, see, and speak for my communities needs and wishes. To be an advocate for change and growth while displaying a respectful, honest, and dependable leadership role. This term is my second time in council and I hope to be able to help our small community achieve success, growth, and prosperity.

Elk Point is a small rural town with an atmosphere like "CHEERS"? - Where everybody knows your name! I have lived here for 21 years, had gotten married to my husband Andrew in that time and had 2 children who are now 16 and 14. I love the small town living and it is situated right in the middle of Vermilion/Bonnyville/St. Paul. So; our little Bermuda triangle zone is no more than a 50/40/30 minute drive to larger towns for shopping. It takes an hour to get to Lloydminster, and two hours to drive to Edmonton to take in a pleasure weekend or party it up attending a concert. Life is good and I wouldn't want it any other way; cheers!

I am a Collage graduate from Lakeland College, Lloydminster campus Class of 1997; with a diploma as a Rehabilitation Practitioner in the field of study of Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. This job role constituted being a community disability services practitioner who help's people who have disabilities fulfill their goals as participating members of the community. Working as part of a team, community disability services practitioners implement plans that are designed to assist adults, youth and children develop their abilities and expand their opportunities. Who in turn also provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and audiology services for adults and children.

What I Do Now...
I am a Financial Advisor/Mutual Fund Investment Specialist with the Servus Credit Union, St. Paul branch and I have been in the banking industry for over 15 years. I open/close/maintain accounts, I apply for and process applications of all sorts, I handle Loan's/Mortgages/HELOC's, Investments, MasterCard applications, Wealth Referrals, do Small Business Banking, and Agricultural Referrals. It’s a one stop shop when you come through the door and I handle all situations from the time a person is born to when the time comes and they pass away.

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SHERRY BOWER -GAGNE
Councillor Bower-Gagne is serving her first term on Elk Point Town Council and is looking forward to working with the Mayor, fellow Councillors, the Team of the Town and fellow residents to build a strong, safe community based on grass root values.

Councillor Bower-Gagne moved to Elk Point in 2005 after visiting the area for over 5 years and marrying Maurice Gagne. In 2006 she began working as a Family School Liaison Worker with the County of St. Paul at Glen Avon School in St. Paul. In 2010, she was offered the Family School Liaison / FNMI worker position at F.G. Miller Jr. / Sr. High School here in Elk Point where she is employed full time.

Councillor Bower-Gagne enjoys and values volunteer involvement. She is active as treasurer for Elk Point Victim Services, a volunteer member of the Community Advisory Policing Committee, youth mentor with the F.G. Miller PUP (Practitioners of Underground Philanthropy) the F.G. Miller SADD team (Students Against Destructive Decisions also known as Student’s Against Drinking and Driving) and is involved with the R.O.C.K Foundation (Reclaiming Our Complex Kids).

Legal Bodies, Boards and Commissions
Councillor Bower-Gagne is currently serving on the following boards and committees
Elk Point Further Education Council
County of St. Paul and Elk Point FCSS (Family and Community Support Services) Advisory Board
Lakeland Doctor Recruitment Board
Regional Water Commission
Regional Emergency Advisory Committee

Whole Council Standing Committees
Executive Committee
Public Works Committee
Public Safety/Environment Committee
Emergency Services Committee

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TERRI HAMPSON
Committees:
Alberta Care
Canada Day
Recreation Committee
Development Appeal Board
Municipal Joint Health and Safety
Regional Joint Health and Safety
Northeastern Alberta Information Hub

Councillor Hampson lives and works as a financial officer at Northern Lights Library System in Elk Point, she moved here in 2014 after meeting her now-husband Dan.
She is currently serving her first term on Town Council.

Councillor Hampson, 45, has 1 grown daughter and 3 step-children. She has lived in all 3 western provinces at one time or another and currently is working towards her Diploma of Business Administration majoring in Management through SAIT.
She is an avid Saskatchewan Roughrider Fan who also enjoys reading books, doing needlepoint, watching movies and socializing.
She is involved in the Community Lions Club and serves on the Executive for Elk Point Soccer Club, Pickleball Club and Pickleball Alberta.

She is dedicated to her platform goals of:
Communication – Commitment - Common Sense
Councillor Hampson looks forward to the challenges and working together as a team to make Elk Point #therightplacetobe

Contact Information:
Councillor Terri Hampson
Cell: 403-620-3052
Facebook Page: Terri Hampson – Elk Point Councillor
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Did You Know?

Village of Elk Point Formed, 1938
In the words of J.C. Jensen "We have functioned barely a year and as the first Council we feel at this date, that justifiable pride can be taken in the solvency of the village finances, and in the local improvements that have been carried out. We do not claim infallibility but we have sincerely tried to provide the greatest good for the greatest number. We feel a pride in our village. We hope that it may grow more beautiful, become ever more conscious of the civic pride and truly be a community of which the younger growing generation can always look back to as a sphere of pleasant memories. Our aim is to foster the feeling beyond our confines, that we need them as well as their need of us."