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Councilor Frank Taylor

This is my second term on the Minnedosa Town Council. I look forward to the challenges that this brings and I appreciate the opportunity to serve the citizens of our community. I have lived in Minnedosa all my life. I married in 1977 and my wife and I raised our two daughters here. I was employed with the Town of Minnedosa until I retired in August of 2010.

I am the Chairperson of the Public Works and Utilities Standing Committee of Council and I am a member of the Recreation and Cultural Services Standing Committee of Council. I represent Council on the Minnedosa Recreation Commission, the Minnedosa Golf Club, the Evergreen Environmental Technologies Board and the PR355 Road Committee.

Address: Box 664
Email: ftaylor@minnedosa.com
Phone: 204-867-2245

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Councilor Harvey Wedgewood

I was first elected as Councillor in 2002, was re-elected in 2006, acclaimed for my third term in 2010 and re-elected for my 4th term in 2014.

I am married with 2 grown daughters, retired from Minnedosa Credit Union and now working part-time as a Safety Officer for a local construction company. We lived in Minnedosa from 1983 to 1998 and moved back to the community in 1994.

I am the Chairperson of the Planning & Development Services Standing Committee of Council and I also sit on the General Government Services and the Public Works and Utilities Standing Committees of Council. I am the current Deputy Mayor and I represent Council on the Community Complex Board of Minnedosa and the Tanner’s Crossing Planning Board of which I am the Chairperson.

Address: Box 1753
Email: hwedgewood@minnedosa.com
Phone: 204-867-2264

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Councilor Judith MacDowall

Judith is married to Garry, is a mother and grandmother. She is retired with 35 years experience in nursing and health care administration.

Elected to council in October 2014, Judith’s objectives are to see Minnedosa remain a place for all ages to live in a healthy and safe environment.

Address: Box 1669
Email: jmacdowall@minnedosa.com
Phone: 204-867-5881

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Councilor Len Luker

This is my second term on Minnedosa Town Council. Over the last four years I have experienced a huge learning curve as to how a local government works. It has been a challenging four years but also a rewarding four years that I have seen some major projects either getting done or in the works. It has been a pleasure to work with the Mayor, other councillors and all the town employees.

I am on the following committees as well as boards:

Standing Committees: Protective Services, Planning & Development, Recreation & Culture

Boards: Minnedosa & District Services To Seniors, Minnedosa Community Conference Centre, Tanner’s Crossing Planning District, CDC/Tourism, Minnedosa Centennial Handivan.

Email: lluker@minnedosa.com
Phone: 204-867-5201

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Councilor Pat Skatch

First elected to Council in 2006, Pat is now in her third term.

Born in Minnedosa and raised on the family farm near Basswood. Married to Brian and has two grown sons. Retired from RBC Royal Bank December 2009, returned to RBC as a casual employee.

Chair of the General Government Services Standing Committee of Council; member of the Public Works & Utilities Standing Committee. Council representative on the Heritage Village & Museum, Minnedosa & District Foundation Inc., Minnedosa & Area CDC.

Address: Box 773
Email: pskatch@minnedosa.com
Phone: 204-867-2573

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Councilor Rick Saler

I have resided in the Minnedosa Area all of my life. I am married and have a grown daughter and son.

This is my second term on Town Council although I have served previously and gained experience as a Councillor with the R.M. of Saskatchewan.

I am the Chairperson of the Protective Services Standing Committee of Council and I am a member of the General Government Services Standing Committee of Council. I represent Council on the Minnedosa Veterinary Services Board, the Minnedosa Foundation and the Little Saskatchewan River Conservation District.

I look forward to serving the citizens of Minnedosa over the next four years.

Address: Box 38
Email: rsaler@minnedosa.com

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Mayor Ray Orr

I spent my formative years growing up in Minnedosa, but spent most of my working career in the Labour Relations field with the City of Winnipeg. After retiring as the City’s Manager of Labour Relations in 1997, I operated my own Labour Relations Consulting business until 2006.

In 2005, my wife Cheryl and I returned to Minnedosa, where we have both been active in a variety of community affairs.

Our beautiful valley community is a wonderful place to live. I look forward to working with the many groups and individuals who help to make it that way, and I relish the challenge of realizing the potential that we have to be an even better place to live, to work, to play and to do business in.

Address: Box 143
Email: rorr@minnedosa.com
Phone: 204-868-5669