Town Council

Town Council
Town Council

From left to right:

  • Back Row – Councillor Michael Dyck, Councillor (Deputy Mayor) Brent Feyter, Councillor Gord Wolstenholme. Councillor Keith Trowbridge.
  • Front Row -Councillor Trish Hoskin. Mayor Rene Gendre, Councillor Mike Collar
Councillor Michael Dyck

I was raised on a farm in the Pincher Creek area, enjoying the outdoor life and hard work it presented.  I went to NAIT for Environmental Sciences where I went on to work in the environmental field for 5 years before moving to Fort Macleod to change careers in 2001.  In 2010 I started a plumbing business in Fort Macleod and have enjoyed trying to serve the citizens of Fort Macleod.

My hobbies includes skiing, baseball, volleyball and water skiing, with family and friends.  Any free time I can manage is spent with my two daughters and my extended family.

This is my first term of council and I am happy to be able to give back to a community which has embraced and given me so much.  I am excited about moving forward with the town of Fort Macleod during my time on council.

Councillor Dyck’s Committee and Board Appointments include:

  • Empress Theatre Board
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Affordable Housing Committee
  • Santa Claus Parade Committee

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Councillor (Deputy Mayor) Brent Feyter

I was raised in Fort Macleod and involved in a variety of local youth sports and activities. Since graduating in 1997, I worked at a few local businesses and mostly worked with our family business, Structural Truss Systems, designing engineered wood products and helping grow the company. My wife Janey is a stay at home mom with our 5 children, Micah, Sherayah, Levi, Emalee and Maelle.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, being challenged by those who have attained goals and challenges seemingly impossible and spending time with our family.

In living, learning and being challenged by others, I have grown to appreciate the significant role a community has on the development of the family and the success of business. To me, community is a place where people are excited about living and working, a place where we trust each other, celebrate the successes of our fellow citizens and pull together when things get tough. For that reason I ran for a seat on town council and look forward to seeing our community be a great place for families to live, a place for businesses to thrive and working together to accomplish realistic and timely goals.

Councillor Feyter’s Committee and Board Appointments include:

  • Economic Development Commission
  • Fort Macleod Historical Association (Alternate)
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Foothills Alcohol Action Society

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Councillor Gord Wolstenholme

I was born in Calgary in 1949 and Spent my school years in Nanton.

I taught in Fort Macleod for 35 years and  have lived in Fort Macleod for 41 years. Penny is my lovely wife and best friend. I have 3 children George(Jenn), Bill(Sybil) and Brandy(Cole) and  I have 8 grandchildren. I have been a Councillor for 10 years.

Councillor Wolstenholme’s Committee and Board Appointments include:

  • Willow Creek Foundation
  • Affordable Housing Committee
  • MD Subdivision Appeal Board
  • Oldman River Regional Services Commission
  • Regional Waste Management Board
  • Municipal Planning Commission (Alternate)
Councillor Keith Trowbridge

I was born and raised on a farm and ranch south of Fort Macleod and educated in the Macleod school system. At the age of 38 I moved to Fort Macleod. I have three grown sons and two grandsons.

I started working at UFA in 1993 and have been there ever since.  I started driving school bus as a spare driver at the age of 18,  I have now been a full time driver for forty years.  I am a single man with some free time on my hands, so I thought I should try and give back to my town by running for town council.  Managing the UFA has been a learning experience for me, it is very different than a farm and ranch and some times a real challenge. I thought that dealing with the public on a daily basis, and hearing about their concerns, would help me make better decisions for the town. I enjoy being on council, and hope I can do my share in guiding our town through our term.

Councillor Trowbridge’s Committee and Board Appointment include:

  • Fort Macleod and District Community Hall Society
  • Fort Macleod Historical Association
  • Playground Committee
  • Agricultural Society

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Councillor Trish Hoskin

I am a teacher, professional artist and writer.  My family and I moved from Cold Lake to Fort Macleod in 2005 to be closer to the mountains and family in Southern Alberta.  I was Born and raised in Calgary, I spent a lot of time in my younger years visiting family in Southern Alberta.  I am passionate about community development and bring enthusiasm to my role on council.

Councillor Hoskin’s Committee and Board Appointments include:

  • Family and Community Support Services Board
  • RCMP Centennial Library Board
  • Alberta Southwest Regional Alliance
  • Chinook Arch Regional Library Board
  • Early Childhood Coalition
  • Inter-agency Board
  • Oldman River Regional Services Commission (Alternate)
  • Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Association
  • Oldman Watershed Council (Member)

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Mayor Rene Gendre
  • CMA, Certified Management Accountants of Alberta
  • B. Comm., Major: Accounting, Minor: Finance (U of A)
  • B. Sc., Major: Physics and Math, Minor: Economics (U of A)
  • DeVry Institute of Technology, Electronics Diploma
  • SAIT, Journeyman Industrial Electrician, Interprovincial Red Seal

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Councillor Mike Collar

I am happily married to Tanya for 14 years. I have 4 kids ranging in age from 5-17. My youngest two kids think I am the strongest, fastest man on the planet.My oldest two kids know better. I have lived in Fort Macleod all my life and my roots here are deep.

I have owned a construction company based in Fort Macleod for the past 11 years. I enjoy camping, kayaking, gardening and bow hunting in my free time.

It is my hope that by the end of my term on council Fort Macleod will have seen steady residential and business growth and the businesses and citizens are busy and happy.  Our residents and business people should be the ambassadors for our town.  I want Fort Macleod to have a clear vision of where it is going and that the steps needed to get there are well defined.  I want cooperation and communication between the residents, businesses, Council and Administration so we can work towards our vision together.

 “There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don’t care who gets the credit”   (Ronald Reagan)

Councillor Collar’s Committee and Board Appointments include:

  • Economic Development Commission
  • Environment Committee
  • Chinook Arch Library Board (Alternate)
  • Regional Waste Management Board (Alternate)

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