Councillor JoAnn (Jo) Race


Councillor JoAnn Race believes she has lived experiences relevant to a great many of Hinton’s Residents. 

Together with her husband Chris, they have raised four incredible children who have gifted her with six grandchildren. She is proudly retired but active in her community as a councillor. 

Many know Jo from her time working. In the OH&S field, she led the way as the first female mine rescue instructor in Alberta, working at Cardinal River Coal, and then Gregg River, and then striking out to work for herself as a “That First Aid Lady”. That is striking out on her own, coupled with her experience in the industry, makes her sympathetic to both employees and small business people. 

In each stage of Jo’s life, unique experiences provided her with the opportunities to build, opportunities she continues to feel gratitude for. Now, she wants to make sure those opportunities are there for the next generation of Hintonites to succeed in the same way.

Race is also well-known as the creator of Hinton’s annual “Kick it to the Curb” event, which helps give items a new life while keeping them from the landfill. 

Jo is highly grateful to have this opportunity to continue working as a re-elected councillor representing this wonderful town of ours. She desires to see more women in politics and will be there to help all who share this interest.

Boards & Committees

  • Hinton Historical Society
  • Hinton Police/Town Liaison Committee (ALT)
  • Hinton Youth Advisory Council
  • West Yellowhead Regional Waste Management (ALT)

Councillor Race - Timesheet and Expenses