MEET THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL

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MAYOR
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.         

  

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COUNCILLOR
DWAYNE YAREMKEVICH
Born and raised in Elk Point, I take great pride in our community. This is my fifth term on Town Council and will do everything in my power to keep Elk Point a caring and giving community. Together with my wife Donna, we have raised three children and are proud Grandparents of eleven.


I have been employed by Elk Point Truss Ltd., for the past thirty-nine years. I look forward to working with the new Council and to continue with our town slogan "THE RIGHT PLACE TO BE."



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COUNCILLOR
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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COUNCILLOR
TIM SMEREKA
I would like to welcome you to the town of Elk Point site:

My entire life has been spent here in our wonderful community. I can’t say enough about our great town in North Eastern Alberta. I am happily married and currently raising the next generation of Elk Pointers. With camping, hunting and fishing at the top of my “Do whenever possible” list. You can not find a better area to live in.

I have spent 30+ years in the oilfield industry starting out as a general labourer and moving up to managing my own company for over the past 5 years. Majority of experience has been in the oilfield services aspect but spent a number of years in the industrial waste disposal industry working in Sales.

My goal in council is to help build a stronger community. To see diversification in industry and with what opportunities our citizens have available to them.

Please look into our town. And take some time to spend to enjoying what this wonderful area has to offer. I look forward to you visiting us soon.

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DEPUTY MAYOR
TERRI HAMPSON
Municipal Committees:
Alberta Care
Chamber of Commerce - President
- Sits on the Economic Development
Community Policing
Joint Development Appeal Board
Evergreen Regional Waste Management
County of St. Paul and Elk Point FCSS Board – Vice Chair
North East Alberta Information Hub Ltd - Alberta Hub
Lakeland DMO

Other Organizations:
Elk Point Pickleball Club – President – 3 yrs
Elk Point Soccer Club – Executive – 2 yrs

Deputy Mayor Hampson lives in Elk Point and works as a Finance Officer at Lights Library System. She moved in 2014 from Calgary where she worked in the Transportation, Waste and then the Oil & Gas Industry during her time there. Currently she is serving her first term on Elk Point Town Council. Deputy Mayor Hampson, 47, is married to Dan. She has 4 children ranging in ages 12-25. She has lived in all 3 western provinces through her high school years and brings a diverse perspective to discussions. She has recently finished both Bookkeeping and SAGE 50 Certificates at NAIT and is currently working on her Payroll Practitioner Certificate through the Canadian Payroll Association. She is an avid Saskatchewan Roughrider Fan who also enjoys reading books, doing crafts, dogs, watching movies and socializing.

She is dedicated to Communication – Commitment - Common Sense

Deputy Mayor Hampson appreciates policy and governance and has worked many years working and developing policies. She believes in being transparent and accountable to all stakeholders. She endeavours to find opportunities to learn and gain better understanding to the issues around her. Deputy Mayor Hampson believes in giving back and serving the community she lives in and will give 100% to what she is involved with. Deputy Mayor Hampson is motivated, eager and not afraid to put in the hard work and the time to see, and work on making this the best province for all to live in.

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Contact Information:
Cell: 403-620-3052
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TerriHampsonElkPointCouncillor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HampsonElkPoint
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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."