Municipal governments consist of a council, made up of Councillors that represent the electorate in the municipality, and a Chief Elected Official, known as the Mayor. The Town of Hinton is governed by a Mayor and six Councillors, as required in the Municipal Governments Act.
The Councillors' job is to work with other Council Members to develop and create the policies that guide the overall direction of the Municipality and how it is run. Each Councillor is elected to, and expected to, look after the Municipality as a whole. The Mayor and Council are elected every four years. With a transparent and open local government, citizens have the right to attend council meetings and petition their council on issues of importance to them.
Members of the 2021-2025 Town Council:
Find out more about your Councillors on their pages below:
- Regular Council Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. at Council Chambers, Hinton Government Centre.
- Committee of the Whole Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month at 4 p.m. in the Committee Room, Hinton Government Centre.
Agendas & Minutes
Minute with Council
- Town of Hinton residents wishing to speak to Council shall be permitted to speak during the Minute with Council portion of the Agenda.
- Residents are welcome to speak to Council about issues, events, celebrations, or concerns. Residents are limited to one minute in length at the discretion of the Chair.
- Council as a whole may ask clarifying questions.
- Speak directly to the Chair of the meeting when addressing Council;
- Refrain from asking questions of Council or Administration, as this is not intended to be a Q&A session; and
- Speak respectfully, as the use of abusive, insulting, or aggressive tone or language will not be tolerated.
The Town is also continuing to offer virtual access to this session. Please use this form to receive an invite code to join our proceedings remotely.
Should you encounter difficulty using the form, please call 780-865-6072.
- A member of the public may request in writing to be included on an Agenda as a Delegation;
- Delegations must include a summary of the information to be presented;
- Presentations will be no longer than ten (10) Minutes.
To register as a delegation, click here.
Council Meetings Online
In addition to Hinton Town Council Briefs and recordings being made available in the days following meetings, Regular Council Meetings are live-streamed via our YouTube channel, available here and on the local Shaw TV Channel on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Council meetings prior to COVID-19 impact when meetings were not live streamed, and are not available on YouTube; they are recorded and stored in the Municipal Library.
Correspondence to Council
Letters for Council's consideration can be sent to:
Mail:Mayor and Council, Town of Hinton
2nd floor, 131 Civic Centre Road
Hinton, AB T7V 2E5
Correspondence may be included on a council meeting agenda, or it may be referred to a particular department; the writer will receive an acknowledgement advising the disposition of their correspondence. If your correspondence is placed on a Regular Council Meeting Agenda, please be advised that your letter (including your name and address) will form part of the public agenda and will be available in hard copy and on the town's website. Your letter will also be recorded in the council meeting minutes, which is a permanent public record.