Our Team

Board of Directors

Rodger Hayward

Rodger Hayward

President

Rodger was first elected to Naicam Town Council in 1996 in a by-election and served as councillor until he was elected as Mayor. He has served on many committees and boards during that time, including chairing the streets committee, sitting on the Naicam Economic Development board, Naicam Ambulance board, and the North East REDA. Rodger is also the Training Officer for the Naicam Fire Dept. and is President of the Naicam branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. He and his wife, Colette, have two sons who are very active in hockey and golf and enjoy camping at different lakes around the province.

Rodger was first elected to Naicam Town Council in 1996 in a by-election and served as councillor until he was elected as Mayor. He has served on many committees and boards during that time, including chairing the streets committee, sitting on the Naicam Economic Development board, Naicam Ambulance board, and the North East REDA. Rodger is also the Training Officer for the Naicam Fire Dept. and is President of the Naicam branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. He and his wife, Colette, have two sons who are very active in hockey and golf and enjoy camping at different lakes around the province.

Gerald Aalbers

Gerald Aalbers

Vice-President of Cities

 Mayor Gerald Aalbers and his family have called Lloydminster home since 2005, after experiencing life in numerous communities throughout Western Canada.

Thoughout his career, Mayor Aalbers gained valuable experience in customer service and problem solving. Strong people skills and a dedicated work ethic are building blocks of his 30 plus years in the workforce.

Communication and clarity are two of Mayor Aalbers’ strengths in serving the community.

Mayor Aalbers is serving his second term following re-election by acclamation in November 2020.        

 

4420 50th Avenue
Lloydminster, SK                                                                                                                                    
780-871-8325

                 

 Mayor Gerald Aalbers and his family have called Lloydminster home since 2005, after experiencing life in numerous communities throughout Western Canada.

Thoughout his career, Mayor Aalbers gained valuable experience in customer service and problem solving. Strong people skills and a dedicated work ethic are building blocks of his 30 plus years in the workforce.

Communication and clarity are two of Mayor Aalbers’ strengths in serving the community.

Mayor Aalbers is serving his second term following re-election by acclamation in November 2020.        

 

4420 50th Avenue
Lloydminster, SK                                                                                                                                    
780-871-8325

                 

Rennie Harper

Rennie Harper

Vice-President of Towns

Rennie Harper, a social worker by profession, was re-elected as Mayor of the Town of Nipawin in November 2020. 

She has a certificate in Governance from the Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy and Brown School of Governance. She completed the Municipal Leadership Development Program (MLDP) in 2021.  As chairperson of a regional landfill, Rennie completed both the Basic & Management levels of landfill operations training to understand the issues facing solid waste management both regionally and provincially.  In 2018 she was appointed by the Minister of Environment to a six-person Solid Waste Management Advisory to inform Saskatchewan’s solid waste management strategy released late in 2019.

Rennie served for 30+ years in the health care system in the areas of Community Services (Public & Mental Health & Home Care), VP of Operations & Strategic Planning culminating in appointment as Chairperson of the Kelsey Trail Regional Health Authority from 2010 until 2017. Rennie also served as Vice-Chair of 3sHealth from 2012 to 2021.

Rennie brings strong governance, quality improvement, risk management, human resources and communication skills to her role as Vice President of Towns.  Her vision is “Working Together Works” and her mission is “Governance through communication, consultation, cooperation, collaboration and strategic planning”.   She is focused on building relationships  based on strengths versus differences.  Promoting partnership development and sector collaboration versus competition is a goal Rennie looks to bring to the role of V. P. of Towns for the Municipalities of Saskatchewan.

Rennie Harper, a social worker by profession, was re-elected as Mayor of the Town of Nipawin in November 2020. 

She has a certificate in Governance from the Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy and Brown School of Governance. She completed the Municipal Leadership Development Program (MLDP) in 2021.  As chairperson of a regional landfill, Rennie completed both the Basic & Management levels of landfill operations training to understand the issues facing solid waste management both regionally and provincially.  In 2018 she was appointed by the Minister of Environment to a six-person Solid Waste Management Advisory to inform Saskatchewan’s solid waste management strategy released late in 2019.

Rennie served for 30+ years in the health care system in the areas of Community Services (Public & Mental Health & Home Care), VP of Operations & Strategic Planning culminating in appointment as Chairperson of the Kelsey Trail Regional Health Authority from 2010 until 2017. Rennie also served as Vice-Chair of 3sHealth from 2012 to 2021.

Rennie brings strong governance, quality improvement, risk management, human resources and communication skills to her role as Vice President of Towns.  Her vision is “Working Together Works” and her mission is “Governance through communication, consultation, cooperation, collaboration and strategic planning”.   She is focused on building relationships  based on strengths versus differences.  Promoting partnership development and sector collaboration versus competition is a goal Rennie looks to bring to the role of V. P. of Towns for the Municipalities of Saskatchewan.

Mike Strachan

Mike Strachan

Vice-President - Villages, Resort Villages, and Northern Municipalities

Mike Strachan was raised in Torquay where he continues to live with his wife Christie and their three children: Mason, Reese, and Chloe. He has been Mayor of Torquay since 2009. Mike currently works at Westmoreland coal in Estevan. His past work experience has been in the farming and oil industries. Mike is also a member of the Torquay Fire Department. Mike has served on many boards and believes that small communities are the backbone of a strong province.

Mike Strachan was raised in Torquay where he continues to live with his wife Christie and their three children: Mason, Reese, and Chloe. He has been Mayor of Torquay since 2009. Mike currently works at Westmoreland coal in Estevan. His past work experience has been in the farming and oil industries. Mike is also a member of the Torquay Fire Department. Mike has served on many boards and believes that small communities are the backbone of a strong province.

Randy Donauer

Randy Donauer

Executive Member - Saskatoon/Regina

Randy was first elected to Saskatoon City Council in 2010 and is currently serving his third term. He sits on a variety of committees, and represents the City of Saskatoon on the District Planning Commission and the Regional Oversight Committee of Planning For Growth. Both of these involve partnering with regional municipalities on behalf of the City.

In 2009 he was appointed by the Minister of Health to sit on the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority Board. In 2012 Randy completed the Professional Director Certification Program (Pro. Dir) with the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, in conjunction with the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. He was appointed to the Municipalities of Saskatchewan Board in 2016.

Randy and his wife, Lauren, have lived in Saskatoon since 1989. They have three sons attending the University of Saskatchewan. 

Randy was first elected to Saskatoon City Council in 2010 and is currently serving his third term. He sits on a variety of committees, and represents the City of Saskatoon on the District Planning Commission and the Regional Oversight Committee of Planning For Growth. Both of these involve partnering with regional municipalities on behalf of the City.

In 2009 he was appointed by the Minister of Health to sit on the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority Board. In 2012 Randy completed the Professional Director Certification Program (Pro. Dir) with the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, in conjunction with the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. He was appointed to the Municipalities of Saskatchewan Board in 2016.

Randy and his wife, Lauren, have lived in Saskatoon since 1989. They have three sons attending the University of Saskatchewan. 

Dawn Luhning

Dawn Luhning

Director - City of Moose Jaw

Dawn is currently serving her fifth term on Moose Jaw City Council and is excited to be back at the Municipalities of Saskatchewan table as Moose Jaw’s representative. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and currently works as a Financial Advisor. Dawn is an avid runner and sports addict - baseball and football especially. She is involved in many community initiatives and organizes the Moose Jawg Charity Road Race each year on Canada Day to support the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, with proceeds going directly to the local hospital.  In 2012, Dawn received the Women of Distinction Award for Community Leadership and Enhancement from the Regina YWCA. Her past and current committees with the city include: 

  • Business Improvement District (past)
  • 2010 Saskatchewan Winter Games host committee (past)
  • Moose Jaw Cultural Centre (present)
  • Economic Development Commission (present)
  • Youth Incubator Mall Ad-Hoc Committee (past)
  • Youth Advisory Committee (past)
  • Moose Jaw Public Library Board (past)
  • Palliser Regional Library Board (past)
  • Moose Jaw Humane Society (present)

Dawn enjoys working with her colleagues at Municipalities of Saskatchewan to bring one voice to the issues that face all municipalities. She believes that together, we can make a stronger economic future for our province.

Dawn is currently serving her fifth term on Moose Jaw City Council and is excited to be back at the Municipalities of Saskatchewan table as Moose Jaw’s representative. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and currently works as a Financial Advisor. Dawn is an avid runner and sports addict - baseball and football especially. She is involved in many community initiatives and organizes the Moose Jawg Charity Road Race each year on Canada Day to support the Moose Jaw Health Foundation, with proceeds going directly to the local hospital.  In 2012, Dawn received the Women of Distinction Award for Community Leadership and Enhancement from the Regina YWCA. Her past and current committees with the city include: 

  • Business Improvement District (past)
  • 2010 Saskatchewan Winter Games host committee (past)
  • Moose Jaw Cultural Centre (present)
  • Economic Development Commission (present)
  • Youth Incubator Mall Ad-Hoc Committee (past)
  • Youth Advisory Committee (past)
  • Moose Jaw Public Library Board (past)
  • Palliser Regional Library Board (past)
  • Moose Jaw Humane Society (present)

Dawn enjoys working with her colleagues at Municipalities of Saskatchewan to bring one voice to the issues that face all municipalities. She believes that together, we can make a stronger economic future for our province.

Lori Bresciani

Lori Bresciani

Director - City of Regina

Lori Bresciani was elected in 2016 as Ward 4 Councillor  and was acclaimed in 2020.

Lori has been a resident of Ward 4 for more than 35 years which has given her the knowledge, experience and passion to represent her residents.

Lori is married to her husband Rob and they have 3 children and 2 Grandchildren.  Lori cares deeply about family and community.  She has extensive experience in government and private industry.  As a business owner and experienced leader, she has focused her interest in areas of communication, advocacy, financial transparency and accountability. By volunteering in both civic and provincial fields of health and education and serving on various community boards, Lori has always found effective and rewarding ways to give back to her community and to the people of Regina.

“I understand the importance of building a strong community which is inclusive, safe and sustainable for ALL including our most vulnerable, seniors and those with a disability.”

As the Ward 4 Councillor, Lori Bresciani has championed resident engagement by hosting regular community meetings to listen to concerns, seek change and challenge the status quo at City Hall.  She will continue to seek improvements with in her community and City as a whole. 

Lori will continue to advocate for change to ensure our City is vibrant, progressive and welcoming for all generations.  She believes that by working together we can ensure that our community is a place where all people can thrive, raise a family and enjoy retirement.

"Together, we can make Regina even better."

2427 Victoria Ave; Regina
lbrescia@regina.ca
306-570-1995

Lori Bresciani was elected in 2016 as Ward 4 Councillor  and was acclaimed in 2020.

Lori has been a resident of Ward 4 for more than 35 years which has given her the knowledge, experience and passion to represent her residents.

Lori is married to her husband Rob and they have 3 children and 2 Grandchildren.  Lori cares deeply about family and community.  She has extensive experience in government and private industry.  As a business owner and experienced leader, she has focused her interest in areas of communication, advocacy, financial transparency and accountability. By volunteering in both civic and provincial fields of health and education and serving on various community boards, Lori has always found effective and rewarding ways to give back to her community and to the people of Regina.

“I understand the importance of building a strong community which is inclusive, safe and sustainable for ALL including our most vulnerable, seniors and those with a disability.”

As the Ward 4 Councillor, Lori Bresciani has championed resident engagement by hosting regular community meetings to listen to concerns, seek change and challenge the status quo at City Hall.  She will continue to seek improvements with in her community and City as a whole. 

Lori will continue to advocate for change to ensure our City is vibrant, progressive and welcoming for all generations.  She believes that by working together we can ensure that our community is a place where all people can thrive, raise a family and enjoy retirement.

"Together, we can make Regina even better."

2427 Victoria Ave; Regina
lbrescia@regina.ca
306-570-1995

Bob Hawkins

Bob Hawkins

Director - City of Regina

Bev Dubois

Bev Dubois

Director - City of Saskatoon

Bev Dubois is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and is serving her fifth term as city councillor.  Bev is honored to serve as the councillor for Ward 9 in Saskatoon.

Bev has served on numerous local, civic, provincial, and national boards, commissions, and committees. Her extensive business acumen and passion for her community has served Bev well as former CEO of the Meewasin Foundation, Vice President of Sales & Operations for Canadian Digital Network Ltd., Manager of Investor Relations for SREDA, and Business & Marketing Manager for Ernst & Young. 

Bev is a proud recipient of the Governor General’s Canada 125 Medal for Community Service, the Lieutenant Governor’s Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. 

Over the years Bev has served on all city committees, boards, and commissions, as well as Municipalities of Saskatchewan and FCM.

City of Saskatoon Boards & Committees (serving currently):

  • Chair - Civic Naming Committee
  • Corman Park District Planning Commission 
  • Governance and Priorities Committee
  • Chair - Personnel Sub Committee
  • Saskatoon Accessibility Advisory Committee 
  • Standing Policy Committee on Finance 
  • Standing Policy Committee on Transportation

Strategic Priority Area – Transportation

External Boards: (representing Saskatoon)

  • Meewasin Valley Authority
  • Municipalities of Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) City Advisory Committee
  • Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA)
  • TCU Place 
  • Tourism Saskatoon
  • CUTA (elected officials board committee)

Pension Plans

  • Defined Contribution Plan for Seasonal and Non-Permanent Part-time Employees Board of Trustees
  • Saskatoon Fire Fighters’ Pension Plan Trustees (Joint and New Plan) 

Bev Dubois is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and is serving her fifth term as city councillor.  Bev is honored to serve as the councillor for Ward 9 in Saskatoon.

Bev has served on numerous local, civic, provincial, and national boards, commissions, and committees. Her extensive business acumen and passion for her community has served Bev well as former CEO of the Meewasin Foundation, Vice President of Sales & Operations for Canadian Digital Network Ltd., Manager of Investor Relations for SREDA, and Business & Marketing Manager for Ernst & Young. 

Bev is a proud recipient of the Governor General’s Canada 125 Medal for Community Service, the Lieutenant Governor’s Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. 

Over the years Bev has served on all city committees, boards, and commissions, as well as Municipalities of Saskatchewan and FCM.

City of Saskatoon Boards & Committees (serving currently):

  • Chair - Civic Naming Committee
  • Corman Park District Planning Commission 
  • Governance and Priorities Committee
  • Chair - Personnel Sub Committee
  • Saskatoon Accessibility Advisory Committee 
  • Standing Policy Committee on Finance 
  • Standing Policy Committee on Transportation

Strategic Priority Area – Transportation

External Boards: (representing Saskatoon)

  • Meewasin Valley Authority
  • Municipalities of Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) City Advisory Committee
  • Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA)
  • TCU Place 
  • Tourism Saskatoon
  • CUTA (elected officials board committee)

Pension Plans

  • Defined Contribution Plan for Seasonal and Non-Permanent Part-time Employees Board of Trustees
  • Saskatoon Fire Fighters’ Pension Plan Trustees (Joint and New Plan) 
Ted Zurakowski

Ted Zurakowski

Director - City of Prince Albert

Soon after marrying a girl from the West Hill area of Prince Albert, Ted quickly became involved in the excitement of raising a young family in Prince Albert.

He was first elected as a City Councillor in 2006.

Soon after marrying a girl from the West Hill area of Prince Albert, Ted quickly became involved in the excitement of raising a young family in Prince Albert.

He was first elected as a City Councillor in 2006.

Patricia Jackson

Patricia Jackson

Director - Southeast Region

Patricia Jackson (Pat) was born and raised in Manitoba. She holds an Education 1A degree in Middle Years Education from Brandon College, and a Bachelor of General Studies from Brandon University, with a major in Native Studies.

Pat’s teaching career spanned two provinces, at least a dozen communities, and grades three through 12, as well as a principalship. Even after “retiring,” Pat has continued to work as both a substitute teacher and tutor.

During her time in Manitoba, Pat met and married Larry, who has been her best friend ever since. They have two sons, Allan and Richard.

When the family first moved to Kipling, Pat decided to explore her interest in municipal government. She first joined town council in 1988 and has served multiple terms as councillor and mayor since. Some of the more notable projects she has worked on have been the Red Paperclip Trade, construction of the new integrated health facility, and updating the towns bylaws and policies.

Family, community, and church are the pillars of Pat’s life, and she looks forward to serving the larger, provincial community.

Patricia Jackson (Pat) was born and raised in Manitoba. She holds an Education 1A degree in Middle Years Education from Brandon College, and a Bachelor of General Studies from Brandon University, with a major in Native Studies.

Pat’s teaching career spanned two provinces, at least a dozen communities, and grades three through 12, as well as a principalship. Even after “retiring,” Pat has continued to work as both a substitute teacher and tutor.

During her time in Manitoba, Pat met and married Larry, who has been her best friend ever since. They have two sons, Allan and Richard.

When the family first moved to Kipling, Pat decided to explore her interest in municipal government. She first joined town council in 1988 and has served multiple terms as councillor and mayor since. Some of the more notable projects she has worked on have been the Red Paperclip Trade, construction of the new integrated health facility, and updating the towns bylaws and policies.

Family, community, and church are the pillars of Pat’s life, and she looks forward to serving the larger, provincial community.

Michelle McKenzie

Michelle McKenzie

Director - Southwest Region

Michelle was born and raised in the town of Maple Creek. She was first elected to Council in 2012, for a four-year term as councillor. On September 12, 2018, she was elected Mayor of Maple Creek in a by-election and served for the remainder of the 2016-2020 term. On October 8, 2020 she was acclaimed as Mayor for another four-year term.

Michelle is married to Jerry McKenzie. They have one daughter, Telysia, and are proud groundparents to one grandson, Korbyn. 

Michelle works in Maple Creek at the Integrated Health Facility. She enjoys playing softball, bowling, pool, hunting and fishing, working with the public, and making a difference in how we live, work, and do business in the province of Saskatchewan. 

Michelle was born and raised in the town of Maple Creek. She was first elected to Council in 2012, for a four-year term as councillor. On September 12, 2018, she was elected Mayor of Maple Creek in a by-election and served for the remainder of the 2016-2020 term. On October 8, 2020 she was acclaimed as Mayor for another four-year term.

Michelle is married to Jerry McKenzie. They have one daughter, Telysia, and are proud groundparents to one grandson, Korbyn. 

Michelle works in Maple Creek at the Integrated Health Facility. She enjoys playing softball, bowling, pool, hunting and fishing, working with the public, and making a difference in how we live, work, and do business in the province of Saskatchewan. 

Rod Perkins

Rod Perkins

Director - West Central Region

Mayor Rod Perkins of Kindersley serves as Municipalities of Saskatchewan's West Central Regional Director. 

Mayor Perkins has been a resident of Kindersley for the last 46 years. He was first elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2020 by acclamation. He spent many years as a partner in the accounting firm Close Perkins and Hauta. He and his wife, Pat, raised their five children in Kindersley. He has been involved in many community organizations over the years; a few of these include the Kindersley Chamber of Commerce, the Kindersley Junior Klippers, and Professional Conduct and Discipline committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan, where he was rewarded with an FCA designation in 2001.

Mayor Perkins can be reached at 306-463-8137.

Mayor Rod Perkins of Kindersley serves as Municipalities of Saskatchewan's West Central Regional Director. 

Mayor Perkins has been a resident of Kindersley for the last 46 years. He was first elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2020 by acclamation. He spent many years as a partner in the accounting firm Close Perkins and Hauta. He and his wife, Pat, raised their five children in Kindersley. He has been involved in many community organizations over the years; a few of these include the Kindersley Chamber of Commerce, the Kindersley Junior Klippers, and Professional Conduct and Discipline committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan, where he was rewarded with an FCA designation in 2001.

Mayor Perkins can be reached at 306-463-8137.

Bryan Matheson

Bryan Matheson

Director - Central Region

Born and raised in Birch Hills, Bryan obtained his Bachelor of Education at the University of Saskatchewan and taught at the high school level for 14 years. Bryan moved into the Saskatchewan High School Athletics Association where he worked as the Executive Director for 16 years.

Bryan has lived in Lumsden with his wife Colleen since 1988 and served five years as a Town Councillor. He has been the Mayor of Lumsden since June 2010. Bryan also belongs to the Lumsden Lions Club and is very active in that role in the community.

Bryan and Colleen have two children and two grandchildren.

Waskesiu is a favourite summer destination where they enjoy their cabin and playing golf on the beautiful Lobstick Golf Course.

Born and raised in Birch Hills, Bryan obtained his Bachelor of Education at the University of Saskatchewan and taught at the high school level for 14 years. Bryan moved into the Saskatchewan High School Athletics Association where he worked as the Executive Director for 16 years.

Bryan has lived in Lumsden with his wife Colleen since 1988 and served five years as a Town Councillor. He has been the Mayor of Lumsden since June 2010. Bryan also belongs to the Lumsden Lions Club and is very active in that role in the community.

Bryan and Colleen have two children and two grandchildren.

Waskesiu is a favourite summer destination where they enjoy their cabin and playing golf on the beautiful Lobstick Golf Course.

Randy Goulden

Randy Goulden

Director - East Central Region

Randy’s many years of work in the community, as well as her involvement with provincial and national organizations, have kept her in close touch with the people of Yorkton and the issues that directly affect them.  

She was first elected to Yorkton City Council in 1997, and was re-elected in the next five elections. She has served on all council committees and commissions, and has been very active in both the provincial Municipalities of Saskatchewan, and the national Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).   

Ms. Goulden has been a champion of the tourism industry in Saskatchewan for over twenty years, working with Tourism Yorkton and the Yorkton Film Festival.   

An active community volunteer, she has served on numerous community, provincial and national committees and organizations, including terms as President of both the Canadian and Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association.    

In Yorkton, she has been active as a volunteer with many organizations, among them the Saskatchewan Winter Games, the Summer Games, World Junior Hockey Challenge, Yorkton Dance Association, Yorkton Nursery School Association, Sports Hall of Fame, Band Boosters, Music Festival, Ukrainian dance, Roughrider Football Club, Figure Skating Club, and Rotary Club, and was the chair of the Vancouver Olympic Torch Run for Yorkton.   

Through her work and volunteer activities, she continually promotes Saskatchewan as the best place to visit, live and do business.  Ms. Goulden believes in partnerships and empowerment, in growing a vibrant sustainable community.

37 3rd Ave N
Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3
Phone: 306-782-9139
Cell: 306-621-3056

Randy’s many years of work in the community, as well as her involvement with provincial and national organizations, have kept her in close touch with the people of Yorkton and the issues that directly affect them.  

She was first elected to Yorkton City Council in 1997, and was re-elected in the next five elections. She has served on all council committees and commissions, and has been very active in both the provincial Municipalities of Saskatchewan, and the national Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).   

Ms. Goulden has been a champion of the tourism industry in Saskatchewan for over twenty years, working with Tourism Yorkton and the Yorkton Film Festival.   

An active community volunteer, she has served on numerous community, provincial and national committees and organizations, including terms as President of both the Canadian and Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association.    

In Yorkton, she has been active as a volunteer with many organizations, among them the Saskatchewan Winter Games, the Summer Games, World Junior Hockey Challenge, Yorkton Dance Association, Yorkton Nursery School Association, Sports Hall of Fame, Band Boosters, Music Festival, Ukrainian dance, Roughrider Football Club, Figure Skating Club, and Rotary Club, and was the chair of the Vancouver Olympic Torch Run for Yorkton.   

Through her work and volunteer activities, she continually promotes Saskatchewan as the best place to visit, live and do business.  Ms. Goulden believes in partnerships and empowerment, in growing a vibrant sustainable community.

37 3rd Ave N
Yorkton, SK S3N 2W3
Phone: 306-782-9139
Cell: 306-621-3056

Richard Beck

Richard Beck

Director - Northwest Region

"I am proud and privileged to serve!" Richard Beck

I moved to Saskatchewan in 2002 from British Columbia. I am proud to have purchased my first home in Warman, SK. In 2008, I married my wife, Grace, and together we call Warman home.

I was first elected Warman Town Councillor in 2009, re-elected as Warman City Councillor in 2012 and again in 2016. My portfolio duties have included serving as Chairperson of Recreation and Chairperson for Planning and Economic Development, Administration and Finance, Transportation Services & Utilities, and Environment portfolios.

I have had the privilege of serving on several regional boards and associations during my elected time to office. I have served the Wheatland Regional Library Executive Board, the Saskatchewan Library Trustees Association (SLTA), Muilti-type Library Board (MLB) and the Partnership for Growth Regional Planning Group (P4G).

In November 2016, I was elected to a four-year term serving the Municipalities of Saskatchewan as Northwest Regional Director. This position provides an opportunity to broaden my experience and influence to represent all municipal concerns versus solely dedicated to issues affecting the City of Warman. I am proud to serve all Municipalities of Saskatchewan members and in particular the Northwest Region members. I endeavour to advocate and represent your interests throughout our province wherever possible.

I welcome any conversation and concern on all municipal and regional issues. I work diligently to provide the best service within my sphere of influence for all Municipalities of Saskatchewan Members and Saskatchewan stakeholders.

Please feel free to contact me.

"I am proud and privileged to serve!" Richard Beck

I moved to Saskatchewan in 2002 from British Columbia. I am proud to have purchased my first home in Warman, SK. In 2008, I married my wife, Grace, and together we call Warman home.

I was first elected Warman Town Councillor in 2009, re-elected as Warman City Councillor in 2012 and again in 2016. My portfolio duties have included serving as Chairperson of Recreation and Chairperson for Planning and Economic Development, Administration and Finance, Transportation Services & Utilities, and Environment portfolios.

I have had the privilege of serving on several regional boards and associations during my elected time to office. I have served the Wheatland Regional Library Executive Board, the Saskatchewan Library Trustees Association (SLTA), Muilti-type Library Board (MLB) and the Partnership for Growth Regional Planning Group (P4G).

In November 2016, I was elected to a four-year term serving the Municipalities of Saskatchewan as Northwest Regional Director. This position provides an opportunity to broaden my experience and influence to represent all municipal concerns versus solely dedicated to issues affecting the City of Warman. I am proud to serve all Municipalities of Saskatchewan members and in particular the Northwest Region members. I endeavour to advocate and represent your interests throughout our province wherever possible.

I welcome any conversation and concern on all municipal and regional issues. I work diligently to provide the best service within my sphere of influence for all Municipalities of Saskatchewan Members and Saskatchewan stakeholders.

Please feel free to contact me.

April Phillips

April Phillips

Director - Northeast Region

April is serving her third term on Melfort City Council. First elected in 2012, and re- elected in 2016 and 2020. In the past 8 years April has served on numerous boards and committees, including Chair of Legislative and Finance committees, Chair of Community Services committee, Vice chair of Wapiti Regional Library Executive Board. Member of the Melfort Public Library board, and Beautification committee.

April’s past work experience includes 15 years at the Melfort Journal in numerous positions, followed by 7 years with Riverside Arctic Cat & RV and Riverside Chrysler Dodge in Melfort.

April believes the strength of a community is their citizens. Volunteering, supporting local business, and local community organizations, together with good governance makes a vibrant and strong community.

April has two children who also both reside in Melfort with their families.

April is serving her third term on Melfort City Council. First elected in 2012, and re- elected in 2016 and 2020. In the past 8 years April has served on numerous boards and committees, including Chair of Legislative and Finance committees, Chair of Community Services committee, Vice chair of Wapiti Regional Library Executive Board. Member of the Melfort Public Library board, and Beautification committee.

April’s past work experience includes 15 years at the Melfort Journal in numerous positions, followed by 7 years with Riverside Arctic Cat & RV and Riverside Chrysler Dodge in Melfort.

April believes the strength of a community is their citizens. Volunteering, supporting local business, and local community organizations, together with good governance makes a vibrant and strong community.

April has two children who also both reside in Melfort with their families.

Gerald Roy

Gerald Roy

Director - Northern Region

Gerald was born and raised in the historic Métis community of Île-à-la-Crosse and is a lifelong resident of Saskatchewan’s north.  He graduated from Rossignol High School and convocated from the School of Human Justice at the University of Regina. Gerald is a Business Development Officer with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Trade and Export Development and oversees the northwest region of the province.

Gerald is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys boating, angling, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and hunting. He is serving in his fourth term as councillor for the Northern Village of Île-à-la-Crosse. As part of Gerald’s municipal council portfolios, he works closely with local Recreation and Minor Sports, the Fire Department, and Essential Services. He also chairs the Île-à-la-Crosse Communications Society Inc. and the Community Safety Board/Healing on The Land Project.

Gerald was born and raised in the historic Métis community of Île-à-la-Crosse and is a lifelong resident of Saskatchewan’s north.  He graduated from Rossignol High School and convocated from the School of Human Justice at the University of Regina. Gerald is a Business Development Officer with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Trade and Export Development and oversees the northwest region of the province.

Gerald is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys boating, angling, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and hunting. He is serving in his fourth term as councillor for the Northern Village of Île-à-la-Crosse. As part of Gerald’s municipal council portfolios, he works closely with local Recreation and Minor Sports, the Fire Department, and Essential Services. He also chairs the Île-à-la-Crosse Communications Society Inc. and the Community Safety Board/Healing on The Land Project.

Jason Chorneyko

Jason Chorneyko

Board Observer

Jason is the president of the Urban Municipal Administrator's Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS) and the adminstator for the town of Wynyard.

Jason is the president of the Urban Municipal Administrator's Association of Saskatchewan (UMAAS) and the adminstator for the town of Wynyard.

Staff

Jean-Marc Nadeau, MBA, LL.M., C.Mgr.

Jean-Marc Nadeau, MBA, LL.M., C.Mgr.

Chief Executive Officer

Jean-Marc Nadeau joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1991. After successfully completing the recruit training program at Depot Division in Regina, he was posted to Kitimat, British Columbia. Over the next 22 years, Jean-Marc worked in five provinces, seven RCMP Detachments, and deployed in 2011 to Afghanistan for one year to help develop the Afghan National Police.

In 2012, Jean-Marc became the city manager at the “City of Possibilities” in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. The city is located on the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately one hour west of Winnipeg. More than 13,000 people live in Portage la Prairie in a catchment area of more than 25,000 inhabitants. With an overall operating budget of nearly $35 million dollars, the city is home to a large food industry.

Jean-Marc holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ottawa, a Certificate in Manitoba Municipal Administration (CMMA) from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Osgoode Hall Law School. In 2016, he was elected to the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) Board of Directors, and as their Regional Representative for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut. He served CAMA until his appointment to Municipalities of Saskatchewan in November 2017.

Jean-Marc Nadeau joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1991. After successfully completing the recruit training program at Depot Division in Regina, he was posted to Kitimat, British Columbia. Over the next 22 years, Jean-Marc worked in five provinces, seven RCMP Detachments, and deployed in 2011 to Afghanistan for one year to help develop the Afghan National Police.

In 2012, Jean-Marc became the city manager at the “City of Possibilities” in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. The city is located on the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately one hour west of Winnipeg. More than 13,000 people live in Portage la Prairie in a catchment area of more than 25,000 inhabitants. With an overall operating budget of nearly $35 million dollars, the city is home to a large food industry.

Jean-Marc holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ottawa, a Certificate in Manitoba Municipal Administration (CMMA) from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Osgoode Hall Law School. In 2016, he was elected to the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) Board of Directors, and as their Regional Representative for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Nunavut. He served CAMA until his appointment to Municipalities of Saskatchewan in November 2017.

Sean McKenzie

Sean McKenzie

Director, Advocacy Services

Sean McKenzie joined the Municipalities of Saskatchewan team as a Policy Advisor in May 2013. Before that, he spent three years with the Ministry of Government Relations as a Business Information Analyst for the Emergency Management and Fire Safety Branch. In this role, he assisted with the implementation of the Provincial Public Safety Telecommunications Network, and helped lay the groundwork for the province-wide Fire Incident Reporting System project.

Sean holds a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Regina, where he completed a thesis entitled: “Custodial Heroes, Moral Soldiers, and Willing Sacrifices: Heroic Masculinity in Modern Epic Fantasy.”

When not at Municipalities of Saskatchewan, Sean stays occupied chasing his two sons, renovating his home, and indulging hobbies in computers, motorcycles, and literature.

The portfolios for which Sean is responsible include:

  • Public Safety and Health
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Municipalities of Saskatchewan Resolutions

Sean McKenzie joined the Municipalities of Saskatchewan team as a Policy Advisor in May 2013. Before that, he spent three years with the Ministry of Government Relations as a Business Information Analyst for the Emergency Management and Fire Safety Branch. In this role, he assisted with the implementation of the Provincial Public Safety Telecommunications Network, and helped lay the groundwork for the province-wide Fire Incident Reporting System project.

Sean holds a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Regina, where he completed a thesis entitled: “Custodial Heroes, Moral Soldiers, and Willing Sacrifices: Heroic Masculinity in Modern Epic Fantasy.”

When not at Municipalities of Saskatchewan, Sean stays occupied chasing his two sons, renovating his home, and indulging hobbies in computers, motorcycles, and literature.

The portfolios for which Sean is responsible include:

  • Public Safety and Health
  • Community and Economic Development
  • Municipalities of Saskatchewan Resolutions
Lindsay Peel

Lindsay Peel

Director, Corporate Services

Lindsay joined the Municipalities of Saskatchewan management team in July 2014, and became Director of Operations and Financial Services in July 2017. She holds a Business Diploma from SIAST, specialized in Accounting. In her time with Municipalities of Saskatchewan, Lindsay has developed new and more efficient processes and procedures, created a new streamlined chart of accounts, and established efficient lines of reporting to management and Municipalities of Saskatchewan's Board of Directors. Lindsay is responsible for all accounting and financial functions for Municipalities of Saskatchewan with the support of a full-time Accountant.

Before joining the Municipalities of Saskatchewan team, Lindsay worked with Access Communications Co-operative Ltd. for 11 years. There, Lindsay began her career in accounting in 2003 as Accounts Payable Clerk. Lindsay was quickly promoted to Accountant in 2005 and to Senior Accountant in 2007.

Lindsay was a director on the Board of Directors for the Access Communications Children’s Fund for 10 years and was the chair and treasurer on the Qu’Appelle Daycare Inc.’s Board of Directors for three years. Lindsay was also responsible for the successful launch of the Qu’Appelle Daycare Inc. in May 2013 and currently volunteers her time as bookkeeper for this not-for-profit organization.

Lindsay joined the Municipalities of Saskatchewan management team in July 2014, and became Director of Operations and Financial Services in July 2017. She holds a Business Diploma from SIAST, specialized in Accounting. In her time with Municipalities of Saskatchewan, Lindsay has developed new and more efficient processes and procedures, created a new streamlined chart of accounts, and established efficient lines of reporting to management and Municipalities of Saskatchewan's Board of Directors. Lindsay is responsible for all accounting and financial functions for Municipalities of Saskatchewan with the support of a full-time Accountant.

Before joining the Municipalities of Saskatchewan team, Lindsay worked with Access Communications Co-operative Ltd. for 11 years. There, Lindsay began her career in accounting in 2003 as Accounts Payable Clerk. Lindsay was quickly promoted to Accountant in 2005 and to Senior Accountant in 2007.

Lindsay was a director on the Board of Directors for the Access Communications Children’s Fund for 10 years and was the chair and treasurer on the Qu’Appelle Daycare Inc.’s Board of Directors for three years. Lindsay was also responsible for the successful launch of the Qu’Appelle Daycare Inc. in May 2013 and currently volunteers her time as bookkeeper for this not-for-profit organization.

Bukola Afolabi

Bukola Afolabi

Legal Services Advisor

Bukola Afolabi is the in- house Legal Counsel at Municipalities of Saskatchewan. Bukola joined Municipalities of Saskatchewan in July of 2020. Bukola’s journey with the Municipalities hasn’t been quite long but it’s been just as meaningful. Bukola’s practice focuses on Municipal law, Corporate Law, Advisory and Legal Services.

Bukola is a legal research expert with significant experience in legislative drafting and statutory interpretation. Bukola has a passion for unraveling code and providing clients with ways to achieve their objectives within the bounds of the Statutes. Since joining Munisask, she has worked with a few Municipalities in this regard.

She has also taken on some key roles such as drafting of complex contracts that led to the smooth transitioning of some business acquisition recently concluded. She does the reviewing and the drafting of contracts and Policies in house as well as all other legal services required.

Prior to joining Munisask, Bukola had been practicing law in the private sector for almost 4years.

She is licensed to practice law both in Canada and in Nigeria. She had also work in a law firm in Dublin, Ireland on a voluntary basis.

Bukola Afolabi is the in- house Legal Counsel at Municipalities of Saskatchewan. Bukola joined Municipalities of Saskatchewan in July of 2020. Bukola’s journey with the Municipalities hasn’t been quite long but it’s been just as meaningful. Bukola’s practice focuses on Municipal law, Corporate Law, Advisory and Legal Services.

Bukola is a legal research expert with significant experience in legislative drafting and statutory interpretation. Bukola has a passion for unraveling code and providing clients with ways to achieve their objectives within the bounds of the Statutes. Since joining Munisask, she has worked with a few Municipalities in this regard.

She has also taken on some key roles such as drafting of complex contracts that led to the smooth transitioning of some business acquisition recently concluded. She does the reviewing and the drafting of contracts and Policies in house as well as all other legal services required.

Prior to joining Munisask, Bukola had been practicing law in the private sector for almost 4years.

She is licensed to practice law both in Canada and in Nigeria. She had also work in a law firm in Dublin, Ireland on a voluntary basis.

Coleen Beaudry

Coleen Beaudry

Administrative Assistant

Laurie Bryant

Laurie Bryant

Accountant

Laurie has been with Municipalities of Saskatchewan since December 2008. She holds a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) certification from Cenntenial College, attended accounting administration classes, and holds a medical transcription certificate from SIAST. In December 2014, Laurie was promoted from accounting administrator to accountant.

As Municipalities of Saskatchewan's accountant, Laurie fills many roles. She is responsible for financial duties such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, and maintaining and tracking Municipalities of Saskatchewan's membership database. She also works with the Corporate and Event Services and Group Benefits teams. Laurie’s work keeps Municipalities of Saskatchewan's operations running smoothly and is invaluable to all of our departments.

Outside of work, Laurie is an avid runner and completed her first half marathon at the 2014 Queen City Marathon.

Laurie has been with Municipalities of Saskatchewan since December 2008. She holds a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) certification from Cenntenial College, attended accounting administration classes, and holds a medical transcription certificate from SIAST. In December 2014, Laurie was promoted from accounting administrator to accountant.

As Municipalities of Saskatchewan's accountant, Laurie fills many roles. She is responsible for financial duties such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, and maintaining and tracking Municipalities of Saskatchewan's membership database. She also works with the Corporate and Event Services and Group Benefits teams. Laurie’s work keeps Municipalities of Saskatchewan's operations running smoothly and is invaluable to all of our departments.

Outside of work, Laurie is an avid runner and completed her first half marathon at the 2014 Queen City Marathon.

Katee Galandy

Katee Galandy

Events Coordinator

Katee Galandy joined the Municipalities of Saskatchewan team as the Convention and Events Coordinator in 2015. She graduated from the Paul J Hill School of Business at the University of Regina with a degree in Business Administration majoring in Marketing in 2009. She has also since attained her Event Coordinator and Event Manager Certifications through Tourism Saskatchewan.

In her role at Municipalities of Saskatchewan, Katee is responsible for coordinating the following events:

  • Municipalities of Saskatchewan Annual Convention
  • Saskatchewan Municipal Awards
  • Regional Meetings
  • Municipalities of Saskatchewan Golf Tournament
  • Mayors Summer School
  • Newly Elected Workshops
  • Education Sessions/Workshops/Forums
  • Internal Events

Before joining the team, Katee worked with MNP as the Marketing Coordinator for six years. She was involved in an array of marketing activities including, but not limited to, orchestrating large networking and community fundraising events, coordinating participation within the community through sponsorships, and coordinating advertisements and communications.

Katee is currently a member of the Professional Regina Event Planners, a group that meets regularly to discuss events happening in Regina with fellow coordinators and the challenges that are being faced. She is also an executive member of the Regina Parents of Multiples Association.

Katee Galandy joined the Municipalities of Saskatchewan team as the Convention and Events Coordinator in 2015. She graduated from the Paul J Hill School of Business at the University of Regina with a degree in Business Administration majoring in Marketing in 2009. She has also since attained her Event Coordinator and Event Manager Certifications through Tourism Saskatchewan.

In her role at Municipalities of Saskatchewan, Katee is responsible for coordinating the following events:

  • Municipalities of Saskatchewan Annual Convention
  • Saskatchewan Municipal Awards
  • Regional Meetings
  • Municipalities of Saskatchewan Golf Tournament
  • Mayors Summer School
  • Newly Elected Workshops
  • Education Sessions/Workshops/Forums
  • Internal Events

Before joining the team, Katee worked with MNP as the Marketing Coordinator for six years. She was involved in an array of marketing activities including, but not limited to, orchestrating large networking and community fundraising events, coordinating participation within the community through sponsorships, and coordinating advertisements and communications.

Katee is currently a member of the Professional Regina Event Planners, a group that meets regularly to discuss events happening in Regina with fellow coordinators and the challenges that are being faced. She is also an executive member of the Regina Parents of Multiples Association.

Cheyenne Geysen

Cheyenne Geysen

Advocacy and Communications Advisor

Cheyenne Geysen joined the Municipalities of Saskatchewan team as an Advocacy and Communications Advisor in November 2020. Before Municipalities of Saskatchewan, Cheyenne spent five years working as a communications specialist in the non-profit sector, as well as doing part time freelance print journalism.

Cheyenne grew up in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan and moved to Regina for University in 2007. She was accepted into the University of Regina’s School of Journalism in 2009 and convocated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in June 2011. She worked for various media outlets before transitioning to full time communications in 2015.

At Municipalities of Saskatchewan, Cheyenne assists with both advocacy and communications initiatives.

Cheyenne Geysen joined the Municipalities of Saskatchewan team as an Advocacy and Communications Advisor in November 2020. Before Municipalities of Saskatchewan, Cheyenne spent five years working as a communications specialist in the non-profit sector, as well as doing part time freelance print journalism.

Cheyenne grew up in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan and moved to Regina for University in 2007. She was accepted into the University of Regina’s School of Journalism in 2009 and convocated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in June 2011. She worked for various media outlets before transitioning to full time communications in 2015.

At Municipalities of Saskatchewan, Cheyenne assists with both advocacy and communications initiatives.

Sarah MacMillan

Sarah MacMillan

Communications Advisor

Sarah MacMillan joined the Municipalities of Saskatchewan team as Communications Advisor in January 2018. Before Municipalities of Saskatchewan, Sarah worked as a journalist for newspapers in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Alberta. She spent approximately three years as a reporter in west central Saskatchewan before moving east toward Regina where she was managing editor of a weekly regional newspaper.

Sarah was raised in southern Alberta, but graduated from Thompson Rivers University in B.C. She holds a degree in journalism with a concentration in public relations.

At Municipalities of Saskatchewan, the bulk of Sarah’s job involves crafting communications like the biweekly e-newsletter Municipal Update, the quarterly magazine Urban Voice, this website, and our Twitter and Facebook.

Sarah MacMillan joined the Municipalities of Saskatchewan team as Communications Advisor in January 2018. Before Municipalities of Saskatchewan, Sarah worked as a journalist for newspapers in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Alberta. She spent approximately three years as a reporter in west central Saskatchewan before moving east toward Regina where she was managing editor of a weekly regional newspaper.

Sarah was raised in southern Alberta, but graduated from Thompson Rivers University in B.C. She holds a degree in journalism with a concentration in public relations.

At Municipalities of Saskatchewan, the bulk of Sarah’s job involves crafting communications like the biweekly e-newsletter Municipal Update, the quarterly magazine Urban Voice, this website, and our Twitter and Facebook.

Scott Meger

Scott Meger

Group Benefits Administrator

Scott joined Municipalities of Saskatchewan’s Group Benefits team in May 2013, after 15 years working for Great-West Life in the Group Insurance Department. At Great-West Life, Scott worked in several areas including administration, the health and dental claims call centre, and the Group Sales Office. He is currently responsible for Municipalities of Saskatchewan’s Group Benefits program and handles Volunteer Firefighter Insurance.

Outside of Municipalities of Saskatchewan, Scott is actively involved in the hockey community as a Saskatchewan Hockey Association Certified Hockey Coach.

Scott joined Municipalities of Saskatchewan’s Group Benefits team in May 2013, after 15 years working for Great-West Life in the Group Insurance Department. At Great-West Life, Scott worked in several areas including administration, the health and dental claims call centre, and the Group Sales Office. He is currently responsible for Municipalities of Saskatchewan’s Group Benefits program and handles Volunteer Firefighter Insurance.

Outside of Municipalities of Saskatchewan, Scott is actively involved in the hockey community as a Saskatchewan Hockey Association Certified Hockey Coach.

Augustina Osaseri

Augustina Osaseri

Advocacy Advisor

Lisa Rawlings

Lisa Rawlings

Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator

Lisa joined the Municipalities of Saskatchewan team in November 2015 and now holds the role of Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator. Lisa thrives on relationship building and introducing valuable organizations to the membership through annual events. 

Lisa holds a Business Diploma from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology specializing in Marketing and a Recording Arts Engineering Diploma from Grant MacEwan Community College, both in Edmonton, AB. Her experience includes 12 years with Saputo Dairy Products handling retail accounts in person across southern Saskatchewan.

She stays active with sporadic gym visits, but mainly by hauling around her two young sons to their activities. She loves to travel and takes an interest in renovation and design. Lisa is a self-proclaimed music snob but does not play an instrument with any kind of proficiency.

Lisa joined the Municipalities of Saskatchewan team in November 2015 and now holds the role of Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator. Lisa thrives on relationship building and introducing valuable organizations to the membership through annual events. 

Lisa holds a Business Diploma from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology specializing in Marketing and a Recording Arts Engineering Diploma from Grant MacEwan Community College, both in Edmonton, AB. Her experience includes 12 years with Saputo Dairy Products handling retail accounts in person across southern Saskatchewan.

She stays active with sporadic gym visits, but mainly by hauling around her two young sons to their activities. She loves to travel and takes an interest in renovation and design. Lisa is a self-proclaimed music snob but does not play an instrument with any kind of proficiency.

Amanda Reid

Amanda Reid

Group Benefits Administrator

Heather Vanderaa

Heather Vanderaa

Executive Assistant

Shawn Wiskar

Shawn Wiskar

Advocacy Advisor

Kerri Ann Daniels

Kerri Ann Daniels

Director of Operations & Member Services, Kinetic GPO

Carl Macdonald

Carl Macdonald

Director of Contracting & Compliance, Kinetic GPO

Shannon Dean

Shannon Dean

Business Development Manager, Kinetic GPO

Tania Wendling, MBA

Tania Wendling, MBA

Director, SUMAssure