Council

Official Results of 2021 Municipal Election - 

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A Message from the Reeve

On behalf of Saddle Hills County Council I would like to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest. Together with administration we are diligently working to provide quality services for our residents and ratepayers. Since becoming a county in 1995, we have been able to improve our County's infrastructure and increase service levels while maintaining tax advantages. We will aim to continue to preserve the Saddle Hills way of life and improve services in order to ensure a bright and prosperous future.

Once again, thank you for your visit and should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact myself, any member of council or administration.

Sincerely,

Reeve Alvin Hubert

About Council

The Council of Saddle Hills County is responsible for providing good and accountable government to the people of the County. Council works closely with the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Administration to serve the community.

Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Council meetings are open to the public and take place at the County Office.

Council is composed of seven members. Each represents one of the wards in the County.  You can reach them by email or by phone at the details indicated.

Our Council Members are:

Reeve Alvin Hubert, Ward 2

Alvin and his wife Janet moved to Saddle Hills County in the early 1980s. They established a grain farm in the Cotillion area, north of Bonanza. In this wonderful community, they raised their four children.

Over the years, their family have been involved with minor hockey, the Cotillion Rec Association, the Savanna and Bonanza fairs, and the local 4-H club.

Alvin and Janet love getting to spend time with their grandkids when they can.

Alvin has been on council for well over a decade. He continues to enjoy his work, and loves giving back to the community.

780-864-0554  |  ahubert@saddlehills.ab.ca

Deputy Reeve Danny Roy, Ward 1

Danny was born and raised in Gordondale on a small, family grain farm. He worked in the oil and gas industry for 25 years, in various management positions, before taking a break to spend time growing his own farm in the area he grew up. Growing up in the area he played both minor and senior hockey, in Savanna and Spirit River.

Danny and his wife, Bev, have enjoyed raising their two children in Saddle Hills County, both of whom have settled, and work, in the Peace Country. Bev is also a County local, growing up on a cattle farm in Gundy.

He looks forward to being a Councillor and helping to develop an even more exciting place for younger generations to enjoy and prosper in. 

780-864-0144  |  droy@saddlehills.ab.ca 

Councillor Kristen Smith, Ward 3

Kristen was raised in Fourth Creek on her parents' cattle and grain operation. Kristen and her husband built their own farmstead in Silver Valley, where they are raising their four children. Kristen worked as an assessor for the County for seven years. Currently, she works with her husband on their family farm on top of her work as a Councillor and mother.

With her long history of volunteer service, Kristen has always enjoyed being active in her community. She is proud to use her experience and knowledge of municipal government to serve her ward and the County as a whole.

780-864-5075  |  kristensmith@saddlehills.ab.ca

Councillor Ed Armagost, Ward 4

Ed conducts a mixed farm and ranch operation on his family property, along with his wife Betty and son Michael. Ed's parents set up a homestead on the property back in 1964, and he has lived there ever since. Public service is an important part of community life to Ed. He has served as Chief of the Savanna Fire department, the President of the Savanna Ag Society, and as both a member and Chair of the County's Agricultural Service Board. Ed truly believes in the importance of giving back to our community.

780-864-5555  |  edarmagost@saddlehills.ab.ca

Councillor Willis Fitzsimmons, Ward 5

Willis and his wife Debbie moved their family, Glory-Dawn and Danny, to the Blueberry Mountain area in 1976. Developing the family farm and raising a family here in the County has been their pride and joy.

Glory-Dawn lives in Peace River, working in the oil and gas industry. Danny also works in the oil and gas industry and is currently operating the family farm. Their families have made the Peace Country their home.

Family gatherings at the farm have become a tradition. Friends and family from the cities love the wide-open spaces and natural beauty of the County. Willis and Debbie take pride in making their home a place where can come, relax and enjoy making wonderful memories to cherish.

780-864-0505  |  wfitzsimmons@saddlehills.ab.ca

Councillor Gerry Richard, Ward 6

Gerry was born, raised and has resided in Saddle Hills County his whole life. He started his career in the oil patch in 1980, and in 1985 started his own drilling company and, with the assistance of a dedicated work team, successfully ran this business for 30 years.

Together with his wife Val they have raised their three sons here and look forward to being part of their growth as individual families and productive community members. As a family they run White Mountain Wapiti Ranch, a successful grain farming operation, Pedigree Seed Grower and Certified Domestic Elk Farm.

Gerry is looking forward to working with the community to make Saddle Hills County one of the first choices for our young people to live, work and raise a family in.

780-831-8525  |  grichard@saddlehills.ab.ca

CouncillorDon Hoffart, Ward 7

Don was born and raised on a cattle and grain farm in Southern Saskatchewan, before following the oil patch into Alberta in 1980.

After years of working the three western provinces, and the NW Territories, he met the love of his life, Maureen, and moved into the Westmark area in 2008, where he worked until retirement in 2021. Don and Maureen enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Don is very excited to have been elected Councillor and work with the Saddle Hills County team.

780-402-9139  |  dhoffart@saddlehills.ab.ca