Governance

Elk Point

Your Council

Elk Point’s council are a forward-thinking, progressive and friendly team. They’re here to serve you - suggestions, questions and feedback are always welcome.

If you would like to make a presentation to Council, please contact the Chief Administrative Officer and you will be seen as quickly as possible.

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Lorne Young

Mayor of Elk Point

Letter from the Mayor

Welcome to the town of Elk Point. Whether you are visiting us virtually online or coming to Elk Point in person we have a lot to offer you. Elk Point is an active community that celebrates its history, provides a wide range of services to its residents and visitors, and promotes its future. We have excellent schools that regularly exceed provincial standards of achievement and who offer a wide range of programming to meet all needs. Our health care system offers timely access to doctors, a modern hospital with upgraded lab facilities, and excellent senior care facilities to meet all needs.

An RCMP facility, a modern regional fire station, and local ambulance services all serve to make Elk Point a very safe and caring community. Our arena, curling rink, golf course, riding arena, pickleball courts, ball diamonds, and soccer fields all speak to the active nature of our community as does our library, our further education program, and our many service organization. An active theatre group and choir offer opportunities for all interested. Volunteer opportunities abound and again demonstrate the active and caring nature of our community. Our businesses and commercial industries provide a wide range of services and employment opportunities. Our many restaurants offer a wide range of dining options. There are many camping options in Elk Point and area and the Iron Horse Trail runs right through Elk Point providing more recreational opportunities.

Whether for a short visit or as a place to call home, welcome to Elk Point - the right place to be.

Thank you,

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The Elk Point Vision

Building a safe, thriving, sustainable future together.

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The Elk Point Mission

With accountable leadership, we work collaboratively to provide service excellence that is responsive to our community.

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We're here to serve you.

Everything we work towards has the town's 5 strategic priorities in mind:

  • New Project (1)

    Partnerships
    & Collaboration

  • New Project (2)

    Fiscal
    Responsibility

  • New Project (3)

    A Safe & Healthy
    Community

  • New Project (4)

    Promoting Business
    Opportunities

  • New Project (5)

    Resident
    Communication
    & Engagement

Presentation to Town Council

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From left to right: Councillor Tim Smereka, Councillor Debra McQuinn, Mayor Lorne Young, Councillor Terri Hampson and Councillor Dwayne Yaremkevich.
Photo credit: Town of Elk Point Administration

If you would like to make a presentation to Council, please contact the Chief Administrative Officer and you will be seen as quickly as possible.

There are multiple ways to speak with Council:

- During Regular Council meetings every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 PM or thereafter there is a “Question Period/Delegation” for the public to ask questions at the meetings.

- All Council and/or committee meetings are open to the public except when required to be closed by legislation F.O.I.P. Act and Municipal Government Act. i.e.: Personnel, Legal and Land.

- A person or group wishing to make a presentation to Council shall advise the chief Administrative Officer (C.A.O) in writing of not less than five (5) days prior to Council meeting date. This allows for information to be placed in Council Agenda package distributed prior to Council meeting. The CAO will set a time for the person or group usually 15-20 minutes in length depending upon how many delegations are on Agenda.

Mayor and Council can also be contacted through our contact form.

 

Meet Your Elk Point Council:

I have lived in the Elk Point area 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.

Lorne Young

A member of multiple municipal committees, I moved from Calgary to Elk Point in 2014. I previously lived in all 3 western provinces and bring a diverse perspective to discussions. I believe in being transparent and accountable to all stakeholders. I enjoy giving back and serving the community I live in and together we can make this the best province for all to live in.

Terri Hampson

My entire life has been spent here in our wonderful community and I can’t say enough about our great town! You can not find a better area to live in. 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. I have spent 30+ years in the oilfield industry. My goal in council is to help build a stronger community and encourage diversification in industry.

Tim Smereka

My job is to promote my community’s needs and wishes. I’m an advocate for change and growth while displaying a respectful, honest, and dependable leadership role. I have lived in Elk Point for over 20 years – I love small town living! I am a college graduate from Lakeland College, Lloydminster campus class of 1997. I’m 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.

Debra McQuinn

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 the proud grandparents of eleven. I have been employed by Elk Point Truss Ltd. for the last forty years. I look forward to working with the new Council and to continue with our town slogan “Elk Point: The Right Place To Be.”

Dwayne Yaremkevich