Municipal Election 2021: Town of McLennan – Council

Sue Delaurier

Hello, everyone! For those that don’t know me my name is Sue Delaurier. I was born and raised in McLennan, and have just completed my first term on McLennan’s town council.

I I decided to sit on council four years ago as I have a vested interest in McLennan, I have built a home here and raised my family here.

Through the years there have been many changes in the town, some good, some bad. Sitting around the council table these past four years has made me understand that it takes a good balance between budget, vision, and persistence.

It has been a very challenging four years but I am up to challenging another four years in hopes of tackling new housing, property clean up, and maintaining local business.

Maggie Gervais

My name is Maggie Gervais, I’m running as one of the candidates for McLennan town councillor.

I’ve lived in McLennan for over 40 some years. I’m a true believer in giving back to our community as best as you can. I believe the best way to achieve this is in volunteering. I’m a member and volunteer to the following organizations: McLennan Royal Purple Elks, McLennan Leisure & Recreational Society, Kimiwan Birdwalk, NAR Museum, Manoir du Lac – Ladies Auxiliary, Lakeview Pioneer Society, and Meals on Wheels to name a few. In 2019 I was honoured to be the recipient of the Star of Alberta Volunteer Award.

I will be proud to represent you as a town councillor in the upcoming election. Good communication, leadership, and team work with the community is one way to achieve our goals.

Thank you for your support!

Marie-Anne Jones

Marie-Anne Jones has lived in McLennan for 30 years and has worked at Ecole Providence School as an Educational Assistant/Librarian for the past 23 years.

She is not a newcomer; throughout the years she has formed many relationships with community members and is well-known around the town.

Being an active community volunteer throughout the years, she’s assisted with organizing and volunteering at past large events such as The Summer Frolic, Year 2k Celebration and The Town of McLennan’s 100th Anniversary. In 2017, Jones was awarded The Town of McLennan’s Volunteer of the Year Award.

Jones served as president of the McLennan Parks and Recreation Board for many years. With her vision and dedication she was instrumental in leading the board to great achievements, such as but not limited to; Outdoor Sport Court and the 24-hour Indoor Fitness Centre. This past year, she decided not to run again for president, it was a difficult decision, but she felt that her attention and dedication should now go directly to the town as councillor.

As a returning incumbent on council, she feels that her last four years of service and experience has given her a much greater understanding of what a role on council genuinely means. Policy development, vision, goals and learning and understanding the budget as well as forming an awareness of people’s concerns will guide her in her future purpose as a councillor.

It is conducive that the Town continues to work hard on and establish a vision with planned long-term goals; this needs to be at the forefront of any future decisions. She strongly believes herself, and from conversations and surveys with the townspeople, that these are the strongest concerns in our community; beautification, lower property taxes, business base/economic development and recreation.

Anyone who knows Jones, knows that she attentively listens, is open and adaptable to change, is a doer and will put both feet in and work hard and devote herself to the Town of McLennan. She truly loves this community and will continue to do her best to bolster the town.

Jones wishes good luck to all of the candidates, and was very happy to see so much interest this year.

Shirley Ominayak

Hello, my name is Shirley Ominayak. I am a resident of McLennan and am running for council.

This has been my home for many years and I would like to be a part of its successes and growth.

I believe I can contribute to McLennan in simple but effective ways. This would include being a good listener, weighing all options, including cost, timelines, necessity, and needs.

Further to this, I believe common sense to be a very important part of the overall success of McLennan.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Involvement of all residents is key to continued growth.

Yvonne Sawchyn

I want to serve on  McLennan town council to see new growth  developments and a vision for our community.

These restrictions have placed our community  on hold so to speak. So the time is here now to revitalize and look outside the box.

We need to communicate in order for our organizations to be on the same page.

We are the Bird Capital of Canada and we need to showcase our resources and improve the quality of life for our town and surrounding  communities.

I am a volunteer at large in many of our local organizations such as The Royal Canadian Legion, Elks and Royal Purple, museum, Birdwalk, library and the Second Hand Thrift Store.

I’ve found joy in giving back to this community through Meals on Wheels as I love to help people in any capacity I can.

Now I am ready to pitch in and do my part to promote our town.

Other candidates for council: Luc Dubrule, Margaret Jacob, Profiles will be published if received.

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