Meet Your Councillors

Murray Kerik | Reeve.

Since autumn 2012, Murray Kerik has had the honour and privilege of serving as Reeve for the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River no.124. From his civic education first as Councillor, and now as Reeve, he has learned that there’s no shortage of challenges and opportunities in office of the MD. Reeve Kerik is a third-generation resident and highly active member of the municipal district he is tasked daily with leading. In his previous two terms on Council for the MD, he has played a vital role in helping steward the growth of this region with common sense and compassion.

With decades of experience as a fire fighter, rancher and public official under his belt, Reeve Kerik sees Lesser Slave River from a number of unique and equally valuable perspectives. These perspectives provide him with an important sense of balance when planning for the future of the community at large and weighing the interests of all involved. He realizes that in private and public sector alike, good communication is invaluable. Whether meeting with Councillors, talking with residents or discussing important issues with municipal neighbours, his goal as Reeve is to foster a culture of open and transparent two-way communication.

With a capable, committed staff and Council backing him, and with the valued ongoing participation of all MD residents, Reeve Kerik continues to help write the next chapter of this special northern Alberta region’s story. As a family man, a business owner and a dedicated public servant, it is a story that's very near and dear to his heart.

 murray.kerik (@) mdlsr.ca
 780.349.0518

  • Community Economic Development Initiative
  • Director of Legacy Board
  • Inter-Municipal Committee (TOSL)
  • Lakeshore Management Committee
  • Northern Alberta Development Council/Northern Alberta Elected Leaders
  • Peace Library System (alternate)
  • Slave Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • Upper Athabasca Steering Committee


Your MD Councillors

Council for the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River consists of a Reeve elected at large and six Councillors, representing two municipal divisions. Division 1 includes the communities of Flatbush, Chisholm, Hondo and Smith. Division 2 includes the communities of Mitsue, Marten Beach, Canyon Creek, Widewater and the land adjacent to the Town of Slave Lake.

Municipal elections are held every four years on the third Monday in the month of October pursuant to the Municipal Government Act and the Local Authorities Election Act. The last municipal election was held on October 21, 2013. Public Council meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Council accepts presentations from the public by appointment only.

Robert Esau | Councillor, Division 1

Robert Esau
 robert.esau (@) mdlsr.ca
 780.349.0212
Board & Committee Appointments
  • Agricultural Service Board
  • Athabasca Regional Waste Management Services Commission
  • Athabasca Watershed Council (alternate)
  • Economic Development Committee
  • Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
  • Upper Athabasca Steering Committee (alternate)
  • Veterinary Services Incorporated (alternate)
  • Westlock Foundation

 

Darren Fulmore | Councillor, Division 1

Darren Fulmore
 darren.fulmore (@) mdlsr.ca
 780.805.2020
Board & Committee Appointments
  • Agricultural Service Board
  • Veterinary Services Incorporated
  • Lesser Slave Lake Regional Waste Management Services Commission
  • Inter-Municipal Committee (TOSL)
  • Community Economic Development Initiative
  • Upper Athabasca Steering Committee
  • Lakeshore Management Committee
  • Slave Lake Chamber of Commerce
  • Northern Alberta Development Council/Northern Alberta Elected Leaders
  • Director of Legacy Board

 

 

Garry Horton | Councillor, Division 1

Garry Horton
garry.horton (@) mdlsr.ca
 780.849.1173
Board & Committee Appointments
  • Athabasca Regional Waste Management Services Commission
  • Athabasca Watershed Council
  • Subdivision & Development Appeal Board

 

Brad Pearson | Councillor, Division 2

Brad Pearson
 brad.pearson (@) mdlsr.ca
 780.805.2559
Board & Committee Appointments
  • Community Futures Slave Lake Region
  • Lakeshore Management Committee
  • Lesser Slave Lake Region Housing Authority
  • Lesser Slave Lake Regional Waste Management Services Commission
  • Peace Library Systems
  • Slave Lake Watershed Council (alternate)
  • Slave Lake Airport Services Commission
  • Slave Lake Regional Library Board
  • Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
  • Tri-Council Health Advocacy Committee

 

Brian Rosche | Councillor, Division 2

Brian Rosche
 brian.rosche (@) mdlsr.ca
 780.849.0236
Board & Committee Appointments
  • Canyon Creek Harbor Authority
  • Community Economic Development Initiative (alternate)
  • Inter-Municipal Committee (TOSL)
  • Lakeshore Management Committee
  • Lesser Slave Region FireSmart Committee
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Slave Lake Watershed Council
  • Tri-Council Health Advocacy Committee

 

Mike Skrynyk | Councillor, Division 2

Mike Skrynyk
 mike.skrynyk (@) mdlsr.ca
 780.805.0801
Board & Committee Appointments
  • Agriculture Pest Act Appeal Committee
  • Economic Development Committee
  • Inter-Municipal Committee (TOSL)
  • Lakeshore Management Committee
  • Lesser Slave Lake Regional Housing Authority
  • Lesser Slave Lake Regional Waste Management Services Commission
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Slave Lake Airport Services Commission
  • Weed Control Act Appeal Panel


Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

On May 15, 2011, large parts of Lesser Slave River were affected by wildfires in the area. Winds pushed the flames into the Town and surrounding communities, destroying many houses and businesses. The actions of the MD and its residents, and as their stoic resolution to rebuild from the ashes, are a living testament to the region’s “Rugged & Real” motto. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

General Contact Info

 info (@) mdlsr.ca
 780.849.4888
 1.866.449.4888
 780.849.4939

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