School Board Election 2021

Alberta School Board elections will take place on Monday, October 18, 2021!

Albertans vote for their school board trustees as part of the municipal general elections once every four years. Elected by and accountable to the communities they serve, trustees, and the board as a whole, are:

  • Advocates for Alberta's children
  • Champions for education
  • Partners in education
  • Strategic governors
  • Political officials
  • A bridge between government and the community

If you are a new candidate, congratulations on making the leap into electoral politics. If you are running for re-election or you have run before, congratulations on seeking community representation once again. You are taking the first step in an important democratic process. School boards are important decision-making bodies, and your desire to take part in this process is crucial for their democratic function.

Ward 1 Candidates Elected by Acclamation
Electoral Subdivision No. 1 John Lobo  
(Onoway) Christine Peck (Incumbent)  

 

Ward 1 Candidates  Elected by Acclamation
Electoral Subdivision No. 2 Judy Muir (Incumbent)  
(Alberta Beach, Rich Valley, Darwell and area) John Hodgson  
  Dale Johnson  
  Bobby-Jean Yeoman  

 

Ward 1 Candidates Elected by Acclamation
Electoral Subdivision No. 3 Tammy Ethier  
(Sangudo, Darwell and Mayerthorpe area) Joyce Gingerich  
  Sherry Jeffreys (Incumbent)  
  Val Chay  
  Debbie Koloski  

 

Ward 1 Candidates  Elected by Acclamation
Electoral Subdivision No. 4 Diane Hagman (Incumbent) Diane Hagman (Incumbent)
(Mayerthorpe)    
     
     

 

Ward 2 Candidates  Elected by Acclamation
(Whitecourt and area) Linda Wigton (Incumbent)  
  Barb Maddigan (Incumbent)  
  Jeremy Sergeew  

 

Ward 3 Candidates  Elected by Acclamation
Electoral Subdivision No. 1 Gillian Petch  
(Fox Creek and area) Jim Hailes (Incumbent)  
  Dawn MacKay  

 

Ward 3 Candidates  Elected by Acclamation
Electoral Subdivision No. 2 Sally (Sarah) Petryshen  
(Valleyview Rural) Tracie Craig  

 

Ward 3 Candidates  Elected by Acclamation
Electoral Subdivision No. 3 Gerry Steinke (Incumbent) Gerry Steinke (Incumbent)
(Valleyview)    
     
     

View the Nomination Results as a pdf.

Northern Gateway Public Schools has a nine member Board of Trustees representing the communities of:

Alberta Beach/Rich Valley/Darwell (1 position)
Onoway (1 position)
Darwell/Sangudo/Mayerthorpe (1 position)
Mayerthorpe (1 position)
Whitecourt (2 positions)
Fox Creek (1 position)
Valleyview (1 position)
Valleyview Rural (1 position)

Forms, regulations and the 2021 School Board Elections Information Package can be accessed on the Alberta Education website.

For more information regarding the nomination and election process, please contact:

Mike Gramatovich
Returning Officer for Northern Gateway Public Schools
4816 - 49 Avenue
Whitecourt, AB   T7S 1N8
P: 780.282.0441
E: mikekareng@gmail.com