Delburne Council is made up of 5 seats: Mayor Bill Chandler and Councillors Jeff Bourne, Kathy Faulk, Ray Reckseidler and Tim Wilson.
Mayor Bill Chandler
Hello. I am Bill Chandler and have lived in Delburne for 25 plus years. I have been on council for 6 years, with the past 4 years acting as Mayor. I have enjoyed working to try to keep the village moving forward.
I am particularly proud of being on the team who was instrumental in bringing a medical centre to Delburne. The development of the Delburne Medical Centre was due to the incredible partnership with Dr. Muti Kauchali and Red Deer County. Before the clinic, most of our residents had to travel to Red Deer or Stettler to see a doctor and our new medical centre has removed that barrier to seeking care.
I am currently Chair of the Police Advisory Committee (PAC) as a representative of Delburne. PAC allows our community to build a relationship with the RCMP and other municipalities which fall under the jurisdiction of the Three Hills RCMP Detachment.
My family is scattered around the world so travelling keeps me busy. I look forward to continuing my work on council for another term as I enjoy engaging in our small community.
Councillor Jeff Bourne
Hello. I am Jeff Bourne. My wife Cheryle and I have lived in Delburne for the last 26 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 four 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. I look forward to working for you through these next four years!
Councillor Kathy Faulk
Hello Fellow Citizens of Delburne.
I would like to tell you a bit about myself. My name is Kathy Faulk and am here to support you in the next four years as one of your councillors. This will be my third term on council.
Your voice & concerns are important to me, as it is the best way to serve you in Village matters. It is my goal to meet the needs of the community as a whole. It takes time to build a stronger better community, and see a vision become a reality.
I have had the honour of serving on several boards and committees, in a council capacity, as well as a volunteer. To name a few of the boards I had the honor to be a part of are, Parkland Foundation, FCSS, the Chamber of Commerce, the Delburne community garden, community kitchen & cooking with seniors, the hall board, the drop-in center, charity golf tournament, Charity check stop, Delburne food bank & through FCSS I offered my services as a tax pro for seniors & low-income families in the community.
I am a member of the Royal Purple and attend the Gospel Church.
I feel we have a responsibility to respect and provide more support for our seniors in our community, after all they are the founders to whom we owe a gratitude.
I take pride in all I do and feel it takes a whole community to come together to build a sustainable today and a prosperous future.
Together we are a team, and our vision can become a reality!
Your voice and Councillor, Kathy Faulk
Councillor Ray Reckseidler
Recently elected to Delburne Village Council Ray Reckseidler is no stranger to politics. He has just been honoured by the Alberta Urban Municipality Association for 31 years of Community service both as Councillor and Mayor for the Village of Delburne. Within the A.U.M.A. he served on the Board of Directors as a representative of Villages and Summer Villages for the province of Alberta.
Ray also serves as president of the Anthony Henday Historical Society and as a Director for East Parkland Community Futures. Ray has volunteered for many organizations over the years and most recently is donating his time as a volunteer with the Delburne Outlaws Senior Hockey team.
During his tenure in public office Reckseidler supported infrastructure development on the east side of the village to boost residential and commercial growth. He was involved in several significant decisions such as the new Village office, a larger Drop-In Centre, the development of the Fawn Meadows residential subdivision and new and expanded fire hall and library. Ray worked hard with the council and Dr. Kauchali to support the establishment of the Delburne Medical clinic on Main Street.
Along with the AUMA Lifetime member award Reckseidler was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award for Community Programming. He was part of a team that went to Ottawa on behalf of the Boomtown Trail Highway 21 initiative where they received the Governor General’s award for Community efforts.
Ray was employed as a teacher and Principal for Delburne School for many years. Ray will continue to contribute to the community of Delburne that has served he and his family very well for many years.
Councillor Tim Wilson
My name is Tim Wilson. I hold interprovincial licenses in Plumbing, Gas fitting and Steam Fitting. I started in the trades at a very young age as my father was a plumber as well. I took my trade schooling at SAIT, NAIT and Red Deer College.
I worked for several companies before starting my own contracting company in Calgary, where for 23 years we did everything from housing to schools, hospitals, carwashes, dealerships etc.
Fourteen years ago, Jane and I moved to Delburne. We built our house on a large lot that we love along with our dogs. We enjoy gardening, kayaking, playing on the river, hiking and long walks in the country.
During the past fourteen years I have also purchased and renovated the old Delwood windows building as well as the old Catholic Church. We have maintained an affordable space for the Play School to continue in the former Church.
Eight years ago, I went to the village office to see if and how I could contribute. I was asked to consider Council. Thanks Karen. It has been a tremendous learning curve and an exciting challenge. I believe the roll of council is to serve, represent and protect my fellow citizens to the best of my ability and to get government out of the way to create an environment in which people can be successful.
I truly believe our team has made a great start and look forward to continuing to meet these challenges. Five people cannot achieve all these things but as a community we certainly can. When the tide rises all boats float.
Here to serve, Tim Wilson