Council Profiles

Reeve, Stan Bzowy

Division #4

Reeve Stan

Elected Reeve at the October 20, 2016 Organizational Meeting.

As a Councillor for the M.D. #133 I represent the following Boards; Municipal Planning Commission, Agricultural Service Board, Inter-Municipal Relations Committee, South Peace Archives, Personnel Committee, Mighty Peace Tourism, G-3 Committee, Central Peace Seed Cleaning Coop.
Land Use Planning Committee, Peace Valley Conservation, Recreation and Tourism

Councilor, Elaine Garrow

Division #1

Elaine Garrow
I am currently in my fourth term on the M.D. #133 Council. I live on the original family farm that was established in 1916. For many years my husband Ace and I owned Berwyn Insurance in Berwyn, Alberta. In 2000 we moved back to the farm. In 2001 we sold Berwyn Insurance and I went back to college and took the Horsemanship program at Fairview College.

Today I raise Arabians and Quarter Horses and I am also an Equine Certified Western Riding Instructor. I instruct horsemanship, judge camps, and host clinics, and put on horsemanship camps

My main passions are going green, protecting the environment, health care, and making good contributions to the community and Province.

As a Councilor for the M.D. #133 I represent the following boards:

Peace Library- Executive, Municipal Planning Commission, Agricultural Service Board, FCSS Board, Grande Spirit Foundation, PREDA (Peace River Economic Development Alliance)- Chair, Personnel Committee, Peace Library System,
Heritage Resource Committee .Central Peace Health Council, G-3 Committee, Seniors Housing.

I also sit on the Community Futures Board as a volunteer.

Councilor, Yves Mercier

Division #2

Yves Mercier

As a Councillor for the M.D. #133 I represent the following Boards;

Municipal Planning Commission, Agricultural Service Board,
South Peace Water Project, Inter-Municipal Relations Committee, Medical Clinic Property Management Committee, V.S.I (1980) Committee, Peace Library System,
Regional Fire Commission G-3 Committee, Seniors Housing.

Councilor : Tony Van Rootselaar

Division #3

Tony Van

Deputy Reeve

Born and raised in the Peace Country I have called the MD of Spirit River home for most of my life; and I currently operate a 2500 acre grain farm within the boundaries of the MD.

Prior to being elected to council I have and continue to serve as co-chair for the Central Peace Seed Cleaning Co-op, as well as serving on the board of directors for the Alberta and Prairie Oat Growers Associations.

Athletics and the outdoors are both passions. I am an active member of the Spirit River curling club as well as the head instructor for a local martial arts club teaching karate to local youth and adults.

During the summer months, like many Canadians when the time permits you will find me enjoying our lakes and rivers.

As a Councillor for the M.D. #133 I represent the following Boards;

Municipal Planning Commission, Agricultural Service Board, Central Peace Seed Cleaning Co-op, Grande Spirit Foundation, Disaster Services Committee, Land Use Planning Committee, G-3 Committee, Regional Fire Commission,  Seniors Housing.