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 firstname.lastname@example.org