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Council Profiles2019-11-25T14:16:05-07:00
Council Profiles

JIM HAILES, Mayor

Jim, along with wife Janice, has lived in Fox Creek for 45 years, has had the pleasure of raising their family here, and are proud grandparents to 5 wonderful grandkids.

Jim has served 11 years as Councillor and is currently serving his first term as Mayor. Prior to being elected Town Councillor, Jim was a long-time member of the Fox Creek School serving as a teacher, and an education administrator for 34 years. He also served as the Northern Gateway School Division Trustee for Fox Creek for 7 years.

As a continuously active volunteer in the community, Jim has had the honour of being involved with various groups including the Kinsman Club, the Golf Course, and the Ambulance Service. He has a history of being a national level athlete and is still an avid golfer.

Mayor Hailes sits on the following Committees for the Town of Fox Creek:

  • Joint Economic Development and Tourism Board
  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Futures Yellowhead East
  • Millar Western Advisory Board
  • Alberta C.A.R.E.
  • Greenview Waste Management Commission
  • Golden Triangle Board
  • Business Support Network
  • Fox Creek Synergy Group

Contact Mayor Jim Hailes at jim.h@foxcreek.ca

DIANE AHN, Councillor

Diane has lived in Fox Creek for 23 years and raised her 3 boys here.

This is Diane’s first term as a Councillor and is enjoying her time making decisions on behalf of the town based on the community’s needs.

She has volunteered for local groups, such as Scouts, Parent Council, Minor Hockey, the Curling Club, Citizens on Patrol, and the Fox Creek Nordic and Trail.

Fox Creek has provided great opportunities for my family and myself.

Diane sits on the following Committees for the Town of Fox Creek:

  • Assessment Review Board
  • Joint Economic Development and Tourism Board
  • Heart River Foundation

Contact Councillor Diane Ahn at diane@foxcreek.ca

MEESHA MCMULLEN BAITON, Councillor

Meesha has always been a small-town girl, who cares deeply for her community. When she isn’t busy with work or her duties as Councillor she can be found hanging out with her nieces and nephews, her boyfriend, and friends.

Some of her interests include fishing, hunting, reading, and just enjoying everything mother nature has to offer.

Meesha sits on several boards and is proud to sit on Council and serve her community in its growth and development.

Meesha sits on the following boards for Town of Fox Creek Council:

  • Community Enhancement Committee
  • Community Services Advisory Board
  • Emergency Management Committee
  • Legacy Scholarship Committee
  • Municipal Library Board
  • Peace Library Board

Contact Councillor Meesha McMullen Bainton at meesha@foxcreek.ca

BRENDA BURRIDGE, Councillor

Brenda, along with her husband Lyle and 3-week-old baby, moved to Fox Creek in 1981. Over the course of the next 6 years Brenda went on to have 2 more children. Unfortunately, in 1993, Brenda and her children experienced the loss of Lyle, who has lost his battle with Cancer.

Brenda stayed in Fox Creek with her 3 children, eventually adding another two upon marrying again. She is now the proud grandmother to 8 grandkids.

With a long history of volunteering in the community, Brenda decided to run for Town Council for the first time back in 2007 and has had the honour of being re-elected 3 times.

You can find Brenda at her restaurant Mama B’s Kitchen located at the new Fox Creek Greenview Multiplex.

Brenda is sitting on the following Committees for the Town of Fox Creek:

  • Assessment Review Board
  • Community Enhancement Committee
  • Culture and Recreation Board
  • Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)
  • Alberta C.A.R.E.
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Futures Yellowhead East
  • Greenview Waste Management Commission
  • Golden Triangle Board
  • Municipal Library Board
  • Peace Library Board
  • Business Support Network
  • Fox Creek Synergy Group

Contact Councillor Brenda Burridge at brenda@foxcreek.ca

SHEILA GILMOUR, Councillor

Councillor Gilmour is sitting on the following Committees for the Town of Fox Creek:

  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
  • Alberta C.A.R.E.
  • Greenview Waste Management Commission

Contact Councillor Sheila Gilmour at sheila@foxcreek.ca

SHAWN WATSON, Councillor

Councillor Shawn Watson belongs to the following committees:

  • Community Enhancement Committee
  • Emergency Management Committee
  • Municipal Planning Commission (MPC)
  • Millar Western Advisory Board

Contact Councillor Shawn Watson at shawn@foxcreek.ca