Town Appointed Boards and Committees
If you wish to apply for a seat on the board please fill out a Boards and Committee application form and submit it via the following methods.
At the Town Office
G.R Davis Administration Buuilding
410 20th Street, Fort Macleod, AB
Mail it to:
Town of Fort Macleod
Fort Macleod, AB
Or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To download a fillable application form click here: Application Form
About: This Committee Promotes Environmental Awareness within the Town and also sponsors Environmental Activities throughout the Town.
Membership: This Committee is made up of one member of Council and numerous members at large. (Appointed by Council) There are unlimited vacancies for this Committee,
Term: Two-year term.
Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) Board
About: This Board establishes Policies and Development Programs for Family and Community Support Services.
Membership: This Board is made up of one Member of Council, One Member of the MD of Willow Creek Council, 3 members at large from Fort Macleod, 1 member at large from the MD of Willow Creek, 1 Youth appointee and the FCSS Co-ordinator.
Term: Two-year term (Youth is a one-year term)
About: The goal of the library is to reach as many families as possible and to communicate appreciation for learning through the material and the cultural diversity of our area. The Fort Macleod Library works to provide a wide variety of library materials and services to meet the community needs to the Town of Fort Macleod, the M.D. of Willow Creek, the Blood Tribe and the Piikani Nation, as well as surrounding Hutterite colonies.
Membership: The Fort Macleod Library is governed by a volunteer board of 10 members (Including one Councillor from the Town of Fort Macleod, one Councillor from the MD of Willow Creek, two members at large from the MD of Willow Creek, and six members at large from the Town of Fort Macleod).
Term: Three-year term.
Municipal Planning Commission
About: The Members of the MPC make decisions on discretionary development applications, land use, planning, development and subdivision issues.
Membership: The commission is made up of two Council representatives, three members at large and an alternative member.
Term: One-year term.
MPC Agendas and Minutes
The Willow Creek Foundation
Meeting Details: The Board meets monthly on the third Thursday (unless otherwise notified) at the Pioneer Lodge in Fort Macleod. Meetings are open to the public – if one wishes to be put on a meeting agenda, they are advised to contact CAO Jackie Vanee-Palmer.
About: The Willow Creek Foundation created by Ministerial Order is a regional partnership consisting of the M.D. of Willow Creek No. 26 and the Town of Fort Macleod for the purpose of providing Seniors affordable public housing and quality service options to meet the changing needs of the aging population in Fort Macleod, the hamlet of Granum and the surrounding M.D. of Willow Creek area.
Willow Creek Foundation is responsible for the management and administration of:
the Pioneer Lodge – a 40-unit Seniors Lodge (assisted living) and
the Colonel Macleod Manors – 20 Seniors Self-Contained (independent living) apartments all in Fort Macleod AND
the Chinook Arch Manor in the Hamlet of Granum – 6 Seniors Self-Contained apartments.
The Willow Creek Foundation does not operate nursing homes – we wish to provide a carefree living for Seniors in relaxed and enriched safe settings that they consider their homes. Our modern Lodge does that with access to meals, recreational activities, basic housekeeping, laundry services, a nurse call system, cable TV., internet and parking. Other independent services (hair salon, foot care, hearing aid, etc.) are also offered.
The Colonel Macleod Manors are connected to the Lodge and tenants have the option of accessing, for a fee, meals and also any of the recreational activities or independent services offered at the Lodge.
The Board performs regular Strategic Planning Sessions – the last of which occurred before COVID. These keep us focused on what we can do to improve on Seniors’ housing. Some of our goals are improved perception (we are not a place you go to die but a home in which to live comfortably and safely without being alone), increasing/maintaining occupancy, financial stability, and increased choices (services, condo market, etc.), and excellence. As Board members we want the best for our Seniors – any suggestions are always welcome.
Membership: Willow Creek Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 3 members from the Town of Fort Macleod and 3 members from the M.D. (1 Councilor and 2 members at large or 2 Councilors and 1 member at large from each municipality). When seeking new Directors the Foundation suggests the Town and the M.D. use the following criteria:
- Knowledge of or working with Seniors and their needs and
- Experience working with not-for-profit organizations, especially in the areas of finance,
governance, policy development, fundraising and government relations.
Current Board members are:
Chair: Maryanne Sandberg (Reeve/Councilor– MD of Willow Creek)
Vice Chair: Gord Wolstenholme (Councilor – Town of Fort Macleod)
Treasurer: Mickey Sloot (Member at Large – MD of Willow Creek)
Secretary: Pam Young (Member at Large -Town of Fort Macleod)
Director: Jim Monteith (Councilor – Town of Fort Macleod)
Director: Vacancy – M.D. of Willow Creek
Term: Two-year term
Fort Macleod Housing Committee
About: The Fort Macleod Housing Committees’ objective is to increase capacity for action on the continuum of housing in Fort Macleod, to facilitate partnerships and collaborative planning toward the effective development of housing strategies in Fort Macleod through working sub-committees, and to assist Town Council in the development of a community Community Housing Action Plan.
Membership: The Fort Macleod Housing Committee is compromised of two Town of Fort Macleod Councillors, representatives from the Willow Creek Foundation, Foothills Centre, FCSS, Alberta Health Services, Kids First Family Center, the Real Estate Community, and two community members.
Term: Two-year term
Built Heritage Advisory Board
What does the Built Heritage Advisory Board (BHAB) do?
It is a board appointed by the Town of Fort Macleod council on the management of the built historic resources within the Town, with a focus on the Fort Macleod Provincial Historic Area. This entails any matter concerning the conservation, and preservation of buildings, structures, or landscape features of heritage significance. The BHAB will ensure that the historical integrity and character of the resources are respected through any possible development or demolition permit applications. As well, the implementation of initiatives and activities to raise awareness and promote the built heritage within the Town of Fort Macleod and surrounding community.
What is expected of BHAB members?
Board members are to meet and help establish or provide support for initiates related to heritage management, policies, or actions aimed to increase public awareness of the social & economic benefits of heritage conservation. As well, they are expected to review any development or demolition applications that pertain to historic resources within the Town.
Why would you join the BHAB?
Being passionate about preserving the Town of Fort Macleod’s historic resources (buildings, cultural, and landscape features) is important. Having an appreciation for the historic resources and being willing to help in the promotion of historical and educational initiatives within the community. As well, if you are a heritage building/homeowner, contractor, researcher, or heritage enthusiast, your input and experiences would be appreciated in the BHAB.
Membership: BHAB is made up of two members of Town Council, one Government of Alberta Department of Culture and Tourism representative, one Fort Macleod commercial heritage building owner, one residential commercial building owner, one architect or designer experienced in heritage conservation, and one contractor experienced in heritage buildings.
Term: Two year term