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Mayor & Council

Mayors Message

On behalf of Town Council, I would like to extend our warmest greetings to those of you who are visiting us through our website. We hope you like what you see, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Town Office.

We are very proud of our community, and are pleased to preserve our unique country atmosphere, heritage, and quality of life, while cultivating a dynamic and economic environment.

Carstairs provides a fresh alternative to the hustle and bustle of big city life, and we know you will find the quality of life here exactly what you're looking for. Our close proximity to the Calgary International Airport, with easy access on Highway 2 to the business centers of Airdrie and Calgary, also make it extremely convenient for the business commuter.

Carstairs has all the services for convenient daily life, including grocery stores, a pharmacy, restaurants, banks, beauty salons, service stations, medical and professional services. The town has plenty of open space, parks, walking trails, and safe neighborhoods.

For those of you who may be thinking of making Carstairs your home ... Welcome! For those who have already chosen our community as the best place to be, "See you at the coffee shop!"

Lance Colby, Mayor


Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Town Councilors

 

Council, Council Standing Committees, Boards & Commissions

  • Mountain View Senior's Housing
  • Municipal Area Partnership
  • Inter-Municipal Planning Commission

 

 

                      Image of Mayor Colby 
                      Mayor Lance Colby
                     
403.337.3697
                      lancec@carstairs.ca                                                 

Council, Council Standing Committees, Boards & Commissions

  • Town of Carstairs Strategic Planning & Corporate Affairs Committee
  • Town of Carstairs External Relations Committee
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Municipal Area Partnership - Alternate
  • Mountain View Regional Water Commission 
  • Inter-Municipal Planning Commission


                    Image of Deputy Mayor Blair 
                    Deputy Mayor Rick Blair
                   
403.337.2853
                   
rickb@carstairs.ca

                       

Council, Council Standing Committees, Boards & Commissions

  • Town of Carstairs External Relations Committee
  • Town of Carstairs Policy & Governance Committee
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Inter-Municipal Planning Commission

                  Image of Councilor Allan
                  Councilor Dean Allan
                  403.337.2822
                  deana@carstairs.ca

Council, Council Standing Committees, Boards & Commissions

  • Town of Carstairs Policy & Goverance Committee
  • Town of Carstairs Strategic Planning & Corporate Affairs Committee
  • Carstairs Community Development & Economic Partnership - Alternate
  • Central Alberta Economic Partnership - Alternate



                Image of Councilor Gil 
                Councilor Al Gil
               
403.940.3302
               
alg@carstairs.ca

Council, Council Standing Committees, Boards & Commissions
  • Town of Carstairs Legislative & Emergency Services Committee

  • Town of Carstairs Policy & Goverance Committee
  • Carstairs Library Board - Alternate

  • Parkland Regional Library Board - Alternate

  • Mountain View Regional Waste Commission 

I have been a resident of Carstairs since 1996, and am retired from a 35 year career in the airline industry. Many of the years in Sales, but also in the customer service area.
I have been a councillor for 11 years now, having served 2004-2007, 2007-2010,  2013-2017 and now 1 year in the 2017-2021 term. The 2010-2013 term was a time off for me to do some travelling with my wife of 50 years.
Currently in this term on town council, I sit on 2 committees, one being the strategic Planning Committee and the other is the Legislative and Emergency Services Committee. I am also the town representative to the Mountain View Regional Waste Services Commission, as well as the town representative to the Parkland Regional Library Board.  At PRL, I sit on the executive board as well. In addition, I also sit on the Alberta Library Trustee’s Association provincial board.
I have been an active member of the community since moving here, a past member of the Carstairs Lions, the Carstairs Curling Club amongst other organizations. I stay active today in the Carstairs Historical society, our local United Church, and am the President of the Friends of Alberta Junior Hockey Society.

 

 

                 Image of Councilor Green                       Councilor Bob Green
                 
403.337.3317
                 
bobg@carstairs.ca


               
    

 

 

Council, Council Standing Committees, Boards & Commissions

  • Town of Carstairs Strategic Planning & Corporate Affairs Committee
  • Town of Carstairs Legislative & Emergency Services Committee
  • Carstairs Community Development & Economic Partnership
  • Mountain View Regional Water Commission - Alternate
  • Mountain View Senior's Housing - Alternate
  • Central Alberta Economic Partnership

 

               Image of Councilor Ratz                   Councilor Marty Ratz
             
403.607.2217
             
martyr@carstairs.ca

Council, Council Standing Committees, Boards & Commissions

  • Town of Carstairs Legislative & Emergency Services Committee
  • Town of Cartairs External Relations Committee
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Carstairs Library Board 
  • Mountain View Regional Waste Commission - Alternate
  • Parkland Regional Library Board 

             Image of Councilor Wilcox
             Councilor Shannon Wilcox
             
587.966.3831
             
shannonw@carstairs.ca

Contact any Town Council member with questions or concerns that you may have.                                     

Council Meetings

Council meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. Weeks with a statutory holiday, the meeting will be rescheduled to Tuesday. 

2019 Upcoming Council Dates

November 12, 2019
November 25, 2019

To keep informed please read the council agenda's and minutes for current information on what is happening in the Town of Carstairs.

Current Agendas & Minutes

OCTOBER

October 15, 2019 Regular Council Agenda                          October 15, 2019 Regular Council Minutes                                                                                       

SEPTEMBER

September 9, 2019 Regular Council Agenda                       September 9, 2019 Regular Council Minutes

AUGUST

August 26, 2019 Regular Coungil Agenda                           August 26, 2019 Regular Council Minutes

JUNE

June 10, 2019 Regular Council Agenda                               June 10, 2019 Regular Council Minutes

June 24, 2019 Regular Council Agenda                               June 24, 2019 Regular Council Minutes

June 24, 2019 Public Hearing Agenda                                 June 24, 2019 Public Hearing Minutes

MAY

May 13, 2019 Regular Council Agenda                                May 13, 2019 Regular Council Minutes

May 27, 2019 Regular Council Agenda                                May 27, 2019 Regular Council Minutes

APRIL

April 8, 2019 Regular Council Agenda                                 April 8, 2019 Regular Council Minutes

April 23, 2019 Public Hearing Agenda                                 April 23, 2019 Public Hearing Minutes

April 23, 2019 Regular Council Agenda                               April 23, 2019 Regular Council Minutes

Mandalay Estates ASP Phasing Map

MARCH

March 11, 2019 Regular Council Agenda                             March 11, 2019 Regular Council Minutes

March 11, 2019 Public Hearing Agenda                               March 11, 2019 Public Hearing Minutes

March 25, 2019 Regular Council Agenda                             March 25, 2019, Regular Council Minutes

FEBRUARY

February 11, 2019 Regular Council Agenda                        February 11, 2019 Regular Council Minutes

February 25, 2019 Regular Council Agenda                        February 25, 2019 Regular Council Minutes

 JANUARY

January 14, 2019 Regular Council Agenda                          January 14, 2019 Regular Council Minutes

January 28, 2019 Regular Council Agenda                          January 28, 2019 Regular Council Minutes

 DECEMBER

December 10, 2018 Regular Council Agenda                       December 10, 2018 Regular Council Minutes

NOVEMBER

November 13, 2018 Regular Council Agenda                      November 13, 2018 Regular Council Minutes

November 26, 2018 Regular Council Agenda                      November 26, 2018 Regular Council Minutes

OCTOBER

October 9, 2018 Regular Council Agenda                            October 9, 2018 Regular Council Minutes

October 22, 2018 Regular Council Agenda                          October 22, 2018 Regular Council Minutes

 

Internal Annual Report

Town of Carstairs 2017 Internal Report