Picture of Council

Back row: (left to right) David Ofrim, Kevin Hycha, Wayne Throndson, Cathie Johnson, and Greg Wood
Front row: (left to right) Max Lindstrand, Agnes Hoveland, Norm Mayer, and PJ Stasko

City Council is the decision making body for the City of Camrose as an organization. Its decisions impact how municipal services are provided. Council is elected for a four-year term which started in October 2017. Council meetings are the first and third Monday of the month unless otherwise posted. View the Council calendar for upcoming meetings and passed minutes and videos.

Mayor Norman Mayer

Mayor Norm MayerNorman Mayer is a very familiar face on Camrose City Council, having served as an Alderman from 1977 to 1986 and as the Mayor from 1989 to 2004 with a further term from 2013 to 2017. Before, during and after his previous terms on Council, Norm has been involved in many youth, business, social and service organizations in Camrose and the surrounding area. Over the years Norm has been recognized for his service and contributions to the people of the province of Alberta by receiving the 2005 Alberta Centennial Medal, the Golden Jubilee Medal in 2012, and the AUMA Distinguished Service Award in 2017.

In 1963 Norman and Betty, with their young sons Bruce and James, moved to Camrose to start their own business offering insurance and real estate services. At present, three generations including Norman, Betty, James and grandson, Matthew, are still very much involved in this family business and proudly celebrated the 54th anniversary of Central Agencies in the fall of 2017.

Norman's philosophy in business is comparable to his philosophy in politics. Customer service is paramount. This legacy of service is evident in Norm's long-time involvement with Camrose residents, clients, employees, and business associates.

Mayor Mayer is currently serving on the following Committees:

  • Battle River Community Foundation Nominating Committee
  • Camrose Emergency Management Committee
  • Finance Committee of Council
  • Camrose Performing Arts Centre Management Council

Contact:

City of Camrose
5204 - 50 Avenue
Camrose, AB T4V 0S8

P. 780.672.4491

C. 780.679.7000

E. nmayer@camrose.ca

Councillor Agnes Hoveland

Councillor Agnes HovelandAgnes Hoveland is a long time resident of Camrose, alumna of Camrose Lutheran College now University of Alberta, Augustana Faculty and the University of Alberta Hospital School of Nursing. Retiring in 2007 following an extensive and varied career she ended her professional career as coordinator of Alberta's first Community Cancer Centre at St. Mary's Hospital.

She is currently a member of Covenant Health, St. Mary's Hospital, Community and Foundation Boards, and the Mentorship Team of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College, University of Alberta, and is co-founder and co-chair of the Camrose Grateful Grannies, Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Previously, she was a member of the University of Alberta Board of Governors and University Senate, the University Chester Ronning Centre Advisory Committee, Pro Coro Canada Board of Directors, and the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta Provincial Council.

Agnes was the 2004 recipient of the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta Vogel Award for service to the Provincial Council and 2007 Nursing Excellence Award, St. Mary's Hospital, Camrose.

Agnes and her husband, James, have two daughters and one granddaughter. She is a book club member, and she enjoys art, music, and golf.

Re-elected to Council in 2017, Councillor Hoveland is currently serving on the following Committees:

  • Camrose Arts Council
  • Camrose and Area Lodge Authority
  • Camrose Public Library
  • Camrose and District Support Services
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Health Advocate Liaison for Council (Camrose Physician Attraction and Retention Committee)
  • Camrose Performing Arts Centre Board of Governors

Contact:

City of Camrose

5204 - 50 Avenue

Camrose, AB T4V 0S8

 

P. 780.672.2888

E. ahoveland@camrose.ca

Councillor Kevin Hycha

Councillor Kevin HychaCouncillor Hycha is honoured to be serving his second term as Councillor. Kevin Hycha grew up in a small town not far from Camrose. After high school he went to trade school to become a Licensed Journeyman Heavy Duty and Automotive Mechanic. He moved to Camrose in 1987 to work for Camrose Truck Center, (now Glover International Trucks) the day it opened. He worked his way up through the ranks and now is the General Manger of the Camrose location, and Director of Service for all six other Glover locations.

Kevin met his wife Carol (who also moved to Camrose in 1987) and now have two children, Amy and Thomas, and their family dog Chloe.

Kevin has been active in youth soccer and hockey for a number of years and has been a past member of Toastmasters and the Camrose Police Commission for seven years (three as a Citizen at Large and four on Council).

When time permits, he likes to travel, golf, hockey, camping, fishing, curling, and long distance running, and has even tried Pickleball!

Councillor Hycha is currently serving on the following Committees:

  • Camrose Airport Commission
  • Camrose Regional Exhibition
  • Camrose Regional Solid Waste Authority
  • Community Transit Advisory Committee (Alternate)
  • Finance Committee of Council
  • Member at Large Review Panel
  • Rose City Handivan Society Board

Contact:

City of Camrose

5204 - 50 Avenue

Camrose, AB T4V 0S8

 

P. 780.672.0326

E. khycha@camrose.ca

Councillor Cathie Johnson

Councillor Cathie Johnson

Councillor Johnson is serving her first term on Camrose City Council. She moved to Camrose in 1990, where she attended the Camrose Composite High School and then Augustana University. In 1998, she lived and performed in England.

In 2005, Cathie started a children's theatre school in Camrose called About Time Productions. Currently, she is an employee of About Time Productions directing the Mainstage Musical. She is also serving as the Vice-President of the Camrose and District Music Festival.

Cathie married her husband Neil Johnson in 2000, and they are proud parents of two children, Faith and Aurora. She is also a stay at home mom.

Councillor Cathie Johnson is currently serving on the following Committees:

  • Camrose Area & Lodge Authority
  • Camrose Intermunicipal Committee
  • Camrose Recreation Committee
  • Finance Committee of Council
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Member at Large Review Committee
  • Municipal Planning Advisory Committee

Contact:

City of Camrose

5204 - 50 Avenue

Camrose, AB T4V 0S8

 

P. 780.672.0893

E. catjohnson@camrose.ca

Councillor Max Lindstrand

Councillor Max LindstrandCouncillor Lindstrand is serving his fourth term on Camrose City Council. Max was born in Camrose and was raised on a farm north of the city. After graduating from the University of Alberta and the University of Montana, Max served as a teacher, vice principal and principal over a 36 year span. His longest tenure was as the Principal of Camrose Composite High School for 21 years.

Over the years, Max has served on numerous community boards and organizations. Some of the most notable contributions include: President of the Music Festival Committee, Secretary of the Camrose Theatre Society, Vice President of the Camrose Japan Friendship Society, Treasurer of the Camrose Community Choir, President of the Bethany Hospital Board, Member of the Rose City Curling Club, President of Messiah Lutheran Church, and Member of the Camrose and District Basketball Officials' Association.

In September of 2005, Max was awarded the Alberta Centennial Medal for outstanding service to the people and province of Alberta by The Honourable Norman L. Kwong, Lieutenant Governor for the Province of Alberta.

Councillor Lindstrand is currently serving on the following Committees:

  • Camrose Area & Lodge Authority
  • Camrose and District Support Services - Alternate Member
  • Camrose Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) Board of Governors
  • Camrose Regional Solid Waste Authority
  • Community Transit Advisory Committee
  • Education: University and School Boards - Advocacy Liaison Member
  • Finance Committee of Council
  • Member at Large Review Panel
  • Nordic Commemorative Ad-Hoc Committee
  • Social Development Committee
  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board

Contact:

City of Camrose

5204 - 50 Avenue

Camrose, AB T4V 0S8

 

P. 780.672.2667

E. mlindstrand@camrose.ca

Councillor David Ofrim

Councillor David OfrimCouncillor Ofrim is a third generation Camrosian and is serving in his second term on Council.

After graduating from the University of Alberta in 1993 with a B.Sc. in Engineering, David joined his father in the family owned construction business here in Camrose and then started his own firm, Ofrim Project Management in 1994.

David has served with several community organizations over the years and has been actively involved in minor sports. He presently sits on the Board of the Battle River Community Foundation.

David enjoys tennis, snowboarding, hockey and golf. He is married to Karen and they have three sons, Brian, Brad and Jeff.

Councillor Ofrim is currently serving on the following Committees:

  • Camrose Green Action Committee
  • Camrose Intermunicipal Committee (Alternate)
  • Camrose Recreation Committee (Alternate)
  • Camrose Regional Exhibition Board (Alternate)
  • Emergency Management Committee
  • Finance Committee of Council
  • Heritage Advisory Committee (Alternate)
  • Municipal Planning Advisory Committee
  • Nordic Commemorative Ad-Hoc Committee
  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (Alternate)

Contact:

City of Camrose

5204 - 50 Avenue

Camrose, AB T4V 0S8

 

P. 780.672.3534

E. dofrim@camrose.ca

Councillor PJ Stasko

Councillor PJ StaskoCouncillor PJ Stasko was born in Spain and raised in Abu Dhabi until his family moved back to Camrose (where his parents were born and raised) in 1982.

In 1995, PJ moved to Edmonton to go to NAIT for Business Administration Marketing and then from 1997-2006, worked in radio (EZ Rock and CFCW) and TV (A Channel in Sales).

He was also the Fundraising Director and Vice President of the Rainbow Society of Alberta from (1998-2006) which is a "wish granting" organization for chronically and terminally ill children.

Upon moving back to Camrose in 2006, PJ has served on the Rose city Curling Club Executive from 2007 to 2012 and on the organizing committee for the Alberta Scotties in 2011 and the BP Cup 2012

Currently, PJ is the co-owner of Dales Liquor Store here in Camrose, (since 2006), is happily married to his wife Lorri, and is a proud father of two daughters.

Councillor Stasko is currently serving on the following Committees:

  • Camrose and District Support Services
  • Camrose Arts Council
  • Camrose Police Commission
  • Emergency Management Committee
  • Finance Committee of Council
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Municipal Planning Advisory Committee

Contact:

City of Camrose

5204 - 50 Avenue

Camrose, AB T4V 0S8

 

P. 780.781.0826

E. pstasko@camrose.ca

Councillor Wayne Throndson

Councillor Wayne ThrondsonCouncillor Throndson was born and raised in Camrose and is serving his fourth term on Council. Wayne attended Augustana for one year before attending the University of Alberta in Edmonton to obtain both his Bachelor of Commerce and Law Degrees.

Wayne is married to Janice and they have two children, Greg and Kristina.

Councillor Throndson is currently serving on the following committees:

  • Camrose Intermunicipal Committee
  • Camrose Police Commission
  • Camrose Recreation Committee
  • Camrose Regional Solid Waste Authority
  • Finance Committee of Council
  • Member at Large Review Panel

Contact:

City of Camrose

5204 - 50 Avenue

Camrose, AB T4V 0S8

 

P. 780.672.8851

E. wthrondson@camrose.ca

Councillor Greg Wood

Councillor Greg WoodGreg has been a resident of Camrose since 1974. He is a Chartered Accountant and is a partner in a local accounting firm.

Greg was first elected to City Council in 2010 and is serving his third term.

Greg's volunteer activities include serving as the Chairman of the Alberta Junior A Hockey League and serves on the Hockey Alberta Operations Board as Junior A Council representative.

Councillor Wood is currently serving on the following committees:

  • Camrose Intermunicipal Committee
  • Camrose Recreation Committee
  • Finance Committee of Council
  • Municipal Planning Advisory Committee

Contact:

City of Camrose

5204 - 50 Avenue

Camrose, AB T4V 0S8

 

P. 780.672.2600

E. gwood@camrose.ca

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