Councillor Brian Laberge
Brian Laberge grew up in Hinton and has always been interested in music. He started as the drummer for the notorious (not really) bush rock band Magnum Eclipse. Brian, then decided to return to Hinton to spend some time with his mother, and while in Hinton, Brian & Tracy (his wife), in combination with an incredible group of volunteers, spent eight years hosting one of the best music festivals anywhere, any time, the Wild Mountain Music Festival.
In between Magnum Eclipse and Wild Mountain, LaBerge graduated with a B. Comm, major in finance, and obtained his charter as a Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Brian’s career included many years as a senior manager and partner in the institutional money management industry. Later, Brian joined childhood friend John Muldoon to start Compradores, a supplier of high-quality furniture and home and garden accessories. Compradores grew to include operations in Canada, USA, and Asia.
However, his proudest achievement is his daughters, who have provided Brian & Tracy with six grandchildren whom they spoil rotten.
Within months of attending Wild Mountain-Two, and nearly 28 years after leaving, Brian and Tracy moved back to Hinton and immediately got involved in the community. As Rotarians, they help out at many community events and as the local mentors/councillors for the Rotary International Student Exchange. They shared an incredible exchange experience with four outstanding students who returned home because of this fantastic Rotary-sponsored program as better citizens.
LaBerge has always been interested in municipal government and excited by the prospect of working to bring a common-sense focus to planning and an affordable, citizen-focused package of services to taxpayers.
Boards & Committees
- CAO Performance Review/ Recruitment Committee
- Community Engagement & Advisory Committee (CEAC) (ALT)
- Community Futures West Yellowhead
- Emergency Advisory Committee
- Forest Resources Advisory Group (ALT)
- Hinton Regional Economic Development Coalition