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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:
Back row from left: Councillor Stuart Taylor, Councillor JoAnn Race, Councillor Ryan Maguhn, Councillor Albert Ostasek. Front row from left: Councillor Brian Laberge, Mayor Marcel Michaels, Councillor Trevor Haas
Find out more about your Mayor and Councillors on their pages below:
- Marcel Michaels, Mayor
- JoAnn (Jo) Race
- Ryan Maguhn
- Brian LaBerge
- Stuart Taylor
- Trevor Haas
- Albert Ostashek
View the 2021-2025 Deputy Mayor Schedule here
- 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.
All Council meetings are scent free. Please refrain from wearing scented products.
Council Meetings Online
In addition to Hinton Town Council Briefs and recordings being made available in the days following meetings, Regular Council Meetings are livestreamed via our YouTube channel, available here.
Users can access the channel now to set reminders and view our past videos. Recorded past council meetings are available online and on the local Shaw TV channel Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m.
Council meetings prior to COVID-19 impacts when meetings were not live streamed, are not available in YouTube; they are recorded and stored in the Municipal Library.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. You can view our archive here and subscribe to Council Briefs here.
Minute with Council Access
With public health restrictions now lifted, members of the public are invited to join Council in-person for Minute with Council during Regular Council Meetings.
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.
During Minute with Council residents are welcome to speak to Council about issues, events, celebrations or concerns. The floor is open at the beginning of the meeting to the public to share with Council members, Administration and meeting observers. To ensure this time is constructive and welcoming to those participating and those present, the guidelines to the public for Minute with Council are,
- Keep your discussion to no more than one minute in length;
- 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.
Correspondence to CouncilLetter's for council's consideration, can be sent to:
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.
Mail:Mayor and Council, Town of Hinton
2nd floor, 131 Civic Centre Road
Hinton, AB T7V 2E5