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Mayor & Council

District of Mackenzie Council is comprised of a Mayor and six Councillors, elected for four year terms. Municipal Councils are elected by the people and make decisions on behalf of the residents of our municipality.

Meet our 2018 - 2022 Council members:

Council Committees & Task Forces

The primary role of an Advisory Committee is to provide advice, recommendations and a community perspective on municipal initiatives and programs.

Mackenzie Wildfire Advisory Committee

The MWAC Terms of Reference are available for review. For further information about the committee's activities, please visit our Wildfire Protection page.


Diane Smith
Chief Administrative Officer

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Emily Kaehn
Director of Corporate Services

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Council Priorities

The purpose of setting Council priorities is to provide District staff with the direction needed to develop operational plans to achieve the Council’s vision.

In 2012, Council approved Mackenzie in Motion, a plan which identified the community’s priorities for 2012-2015. Council’s priorities for the 2017-2020 period reflect the priorities set during the Mackenzie in Motion process, and have been further expanded to reflect today’s emerging issues and developing opportunities.

Council Priorities 2017 – 2020

Community Building
View the District as a whole and focus on investment services and infrastructure, which are fundamental to quality of life.

Economic Vitality
Refers to the District's economy, economic development and the creation of investment and business friendly policy.

Environmental Sustainability
The way we operate has an impact on the environment. We are committed to integrating sustainability into our decision making and business practices.

Social Development
Encompasses principles of social equity, social well-being and citizen engagement, and support of a healthy community and quality of life.

Good Governance
Refers to the system of municipal government in its role as a democratic institution, a public policy maker and a deliverer of public services.

Fiscal Sustainability
Refers to the District's ability to maintain its programs and services while funding its growing infrastructure commitments.

Council will review this plan annually to respond to new ideas and changes in circumstances that arise as we work through the 2017 – 2020 period. Community consultation is an important part of setting priorities, achieving our goals (operational plans) and in updating Council’s priorities.

Please see District of Mackenzie Council Priorities 2017–2020 for further detail.

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