Council Profiles

Maryann Chichak

Mayor Chichak
maryannchichak@whitecourt.ca
780-706-1350

The 2017-2021 term marks Mayor Chichak's second term serving as Mayor.  Previously, she served as a member of Whitecourt Town Council for one term. Maryann moved to Whitecourt from Fox Creek in 2005 and loves Whitecourt and all that it has to offer to families of all ages. 

Mayor Chichak invites community members to follow her on social media.

maryann chichak

Mayor Chichak is ex-officio to all Council Committees, and has been specifically appointed to the following:

  • Council Compensation Committee
  • Economic Development Committee
  • Joint Liaison Committee
  • Protective Services Committee
  • Whitecourt Woodlands Tourism
  • Youth Advisory Committee
  • Chamber of Commerce Liaison/Board of Directors
  • Northern Alberta Elected Officials Caucus
  • Northern Alberta Mayors & Reeves Caucus
  • Whitecourt Airport Advisory Committee
  • Whitecourt Business Support Network

Mayor Chichak also belongs to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Board of Directors as the representative for Towns West.  Through this Board she has been appointed to the following committees:

  • AMSC Board of Governors
  • Safe and Healthy Communities
  • Investment Advisory Committee
  • Audit & Finance Committee
  • AAMDC District North Representative
  • AUMA & AAMDC Joint Committee
  • Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association
  • Viability Team Review - Village of Berwyn

 Maryann Chichak also acts as the Vice President - Towns on the AUMA Executive Committee.

paul chauvet

Councillor Chauvet
paulchauvet@whitecourt.ca
780-268-3949

darlene chartrand

Councillor Chauvet was originally elected to Council in October 2013.   Paul is appointed to the following Committees:

  • Economic Development Committee
  • Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
  • Whitecourt Woodlands Tourism
  • Capital Region Assessment Services Committee
  • Golden Triangle Trail Partnership Committee
  • Whitecourt Regional Solid Waste Management Authority

matt connell

Councillor Connell
mattconnell@whitecourt.ca
780-778-1052

paul chauvet

The 2017-2021 term is Matt's first term on Whitecourt Town Council.  Matt is appointed to the following Committees:

  • Communities In Bloom Committee
  • Economic Development Committee
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
  • Ad Hoc Vitalization Committee
  • Community Association
  • Whitecourt Regional Solid Waste Management Authority

ray hilts

Councillor Hilts
rayhilts@whitecourt.ca
780-779-7321

norm hodgson

The 2017-2021 term is Ray's first term on Whitecourt Town Council.  Ray is appointed to the following Committees:

  • Communities in Bloom Committee
  • Council Compensation Committee
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Community Futures Yellowhead East
  • Lac Ste. Anne Foundation
  • Whitecourt Airport Advisory Committee

Bill McAree

Councillor McAree
billmcaree@whitecourt.ca
780-706-4642

bill mcaree

Bill has been a Councillor since September 1994 and has resided in Whitecourt for over 20 years.  Bill is a paramedic and Area Supervisor with Associated Ambulance Service.  Bill is appointed to the following Committees:

  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Protective Services Committee
  • Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
  • Youth Advisory Committee
  • Millar Western Public Advisory Committee
  • Whitecourt Regional Forest Advisory Committee
  • Whitecourt Regional Solid Waste Management Authority

Tom Pickard

Councillor Pickard
tompickard@whitecourt.ca
780-779-3553

eris moncur

The 2017-2021 term marks Tom's first term on Council.  Tom is appointed to the following Committees:

  • Community Services Advisory Board
  • Council Compensation Committee
  • Joint Liaison Committee
  • Protective Services Committee
  • Eagle Tower Victim Services Board of Directors
  • Whitecourt Library Board

Derek Schlosser

Councillor Schlosser
derekschlosser@whitecourt.ca
780-268-3375

derek schlosser

Councillor Schlosser has been on Council since 2009.  He is a teacher at Hilltop High School and previously served as a Town Councillor from 2004 to 2007.   Derek is appointed to the following Committees:

  • Joint Liaison Committee
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Ad Hoc Museum Building Committee
  • Ad Hoc Vitalization Committee
  • Whitecourt Airport Advisory Committee
  • Whitecourt International Friendship Society
  • Whitecourt Mountain Bike Association
  • Whitecourt & Woodlands Performing Arts Society
  • Whitecourt & Woodlands Winter Recreation Park Society