The Delburne Village Council is the elected governing body of the municipality and the custodian of its powers, both legislative and administrative. The Municipal Government Act provides that councils can only exercise the powers of the municipal corporation in the proper form, either by bylaw or resolution.
A councillor's job is to work with other council members to set the overall direction of the municipality through their role as a policymaker. The policies that council sets are the guidelines for administration to follow as it does the job of running a municipality. Village councillors spend a lot of time while on council creating new policies and programs or reviewing the current ones to make sure they are working as they should.
Under the Municipal Government Act, councillors have the following duties:
- To consider the welfare and interests of the municipality as a whole and, to bring to council's attention anything that would promote the welfare or interests of the municipality
- To participate generally in developing and evaluating the policies and programs of the municipality
- To participate in council meetings and council committee meetings and meetings of other bodies to which they are appointed by the council
- To obtain information about the operation or administration of the municipality from the chief administrative officer
- To keep in confidence matters discussed in private at a council meeting until discussed at a meeting held in public
- To perform any other duty or function imposed on councillors by this or any other enactment or by the council.
Therefore it’s easy to see that the work, time, and responsibility involved in being a Village Councillor is not taken lightly. The value each elected member brings to the board room throughout their term is immense and very appreciated.
The Delburne Village Council meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
Delburne Village Council
Bill Chandler - Mayor
Hello, I am Bill Chandler. I have been a resident of Delburne for over 20 years. I have seen a lot happen in my years of residency and that is why I let myself be nominated to sit on council. I was elected and I have been on council for four years. I have done my best to serve the residents of the Village to better village life.
Jeff Bourne - Councillor
Hello. I am Jeff Bourne. My wife Cheryle and I have lived here for the last 22 years. We have three beautiful daughters who grew up here. We loved raising our family in Delburne. I have worked, coached, volunteered and lived my life in this great Village. I have served three previous terms on council and gained valuable experience during those years as a Councillor.
This community has so much to offer and we need council to take an active role in promoting Delburne. I believe, as council, we must ensure a safe and caring community for all our residents. I would like to see businesses succeed and grow, both in size and number. Council has a real responsibility to support existing businesses and to promote business growth. Together, we can accomplish many things and have much to be proud of. There remains more work to be done to address the challenges we face and to realize our full community potential.
Darlene Dushanek - Councillor
My name is Darlene Dushanek. I was born and raised in rural Delburne and have now lived in our Village for the past 18 years. I believe in fairness and believe everyone in our Village should have a voice and be heard. I have taken my time on council very seriously and consider it a full-time commitment. I am a very honest, approachable person who is a strong believer in shopping local and supporting our local businesses. I, also, love to volunteer for our many organizations and support them in any way I can. I have sat on numerous boards as a council member and as a citizen of Delburne.
During my nine years on Council, I feel I have contributed to a lot of progression in our community. Some highlights are: Memorial Tree Park, Walking Trails, Historical Plaques, Main Street Park and the Skateboard Park. I will continue to work on building a stronger economy by promoting old and new business, keeping taxes as low as possible, and improving our infrastructure. I wish to continue making Delburne an even better place to live, work, and play!
Daphne Warner - Councillor
My name is Daphne Warner. I grew up in this wonderful community and I’m proud to call it my home. The community has given me so much through the years and I feel it is my turn to give back.
Our K to 12 School is a vital part of this Village and I have worked there over the last 15 years as a board member. It was amazing to watch the School and the Village work together to create the skateboard park. Hats off to everyone in this community who puts in so much time and effort to make this Village such an amazing place to live; without you it would not be the place that it is!
As a resident of this community and a daughter of one of our long time seniors, I see a need to create a safe and caring community for our seniors. I am always looking to bring new ideas to the Council table so that everyone’s voice is heard.
Tim Wilson - Councillor
Hello, my name is Tim Wilson. I am a retired plumber, steam and gas fitter. I ran my own business for 21 years in the City of Calgary. I moved to Delburne 12 years ago. I chose Delburne as a retirement option and have had the opportunity to get involved in the community by sitting on Council and and quite a few boards
Things that are important to me are keeping taxes down, creating a positive environment for growth (Your Success is Our Success), making Delburne a destination and serving the community to the best of my ability.