Council Profiles

tom pickard

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

The 2021-2025 term marks Tom's first term serving as Mayor, and he previously served as a Councillor from 2017 to 2021. 

Mayor Pickard is ex-officio for all Council Committees, and has also been specifically appointed to represent Council on the following committees:

  • Council Compensation Committee
  • Economic Development Committee
  • Joint Liaison Committee
  • Protective Services Committee
  • Whitecourt Tourism
  • Youth Advisory Committee
  • Chamber of Commerce Liaison/Board of Directors
  • Northern Alberta Elected Officials Caucus
  • Whitecourt Airport Advisory Committee
  • Whitecourt Business Support Network
  • Whitecourt Regional Solid Waste Management Authority
  • Whitecourt & District Health Partnership Team

tara baker

Councillor Baker
tarabaker@whitecourt.ca
780-778-1194

The 2021-2025 is Councillor Baker's first term serving on Council. 

Councillor Baker has been appointed to represent Council on the following Committees:

  • Communities in Bloom
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Whitecourt FireSmart Working Group
  • Ad Hoc Building Steering Committee
  • Eagle Tower Victim Services Board of Directors
  • Millar Western Public Advisory Committtee
  • Whitecourt Airport Advisory Committee
  • Whitecourt Regional Forest Advisory Committee
  • Whitecourt & Woodlands Performing Arts Society

paul chauvet

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

Councillor Chauvet has served on Council since October 2013.   Paul has been appointed to represent Council on the following Committees:

  • Economic Development Committee
  • Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
  • Capital Region Assessment Services Commission
  • Golden Triangle Trail Partnership Committee
  • Lac Ste. Anne Foundation
  • Whitecourt Regional Solid Waste Management Authority

braden lanctot

Councillor Lanctot
bradenlanctot@whitecourt.ca
780-286-5500


 

The 2021-2025 term is Braden's first term serving on Whitecourt Town Council.  Councillor Lanctot has been appointed to the following Committees:

  • Council Compensation Committee
  • Economic Development Committee
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Protective Services Committee
  • Whitecourt Tourism
  • Whitecourt Airport Advisory Committee
  • Whitecourt Mountain Bike Association
  • Whitecourt Regional Landfill Authority
  • Whitecourt & Woodlands Winter Recreation Park Society

serena Lapointe

Councillor Lapointe
serenalapointe@whitecourt.ca
780-706-5895

The 2021-2025 term is Serena's first term on Whitecourt Town Council.   Councillor Lapointe has been appointed to the following Committees:

  • Joint Liaison Committee
  • Ad Hoc Building Steering Committee
  • Community Futures Yellowhead East
  • Town of Whitecourt Library Board
  • Yellowhead Regional Library

Bill McAree

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

Bill has been a Councillor since September 1994 and has resided in Whitecourt for almost 30 years.  Bill is a paramedic and Area Supervisor with Associated Ambulance Service.   Councillor McAree serves on the following Committees:

  • Council Compensation Committee
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Protective Services Committee
  • Youth Advisory Committee
  • Community Association

Derek Schlosser

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

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 serves on the following Committees:

  • Community Services Advisory Board
  • Joint Liaison Committee
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Whitecourt Heritage Society