Local Government

How local government works.

Generally considered the most accessible level of government, local government in Lesser Slave River consists of local citizens who are elected by the community to serve on the Council and/or various boards. Citizens may also participate in local government by volunteering on committees or commissions. All Council and Board meetings are open to the general public – all of whom can speak directly to the Council or Board;

Selected by residents to represent their views, visions, and values for the future, a Reeve and six Councillors work to ensure decisions mirror community needs and interests. Council functions as a board of directors for the community at large; setting a strategic direction, and then designing policies to achieve that direction.

All Council and Board meetings are open to the general public – all of whom can speak directly to the Council or Board

Council Highlights

Council Minutes



Community Participation

Local government provides a number of different opportunities for you to participate in the planning, management and growth of your own community. As a resident of the Municipal District of Lesser Slave River, you are able to:

  • Run for Reeve or Councillor
  • Vote at general elections or public approval opportunities
  • Participate in public consultations and public hearings
  • Attend Council, Committee or Board meetings
  • Volunteer for a committee or commission

As a resident of the MD of Lesser Slave River, you may at any time make your views known. It’s usually best to begin this dialogue by contacting the appropriate municipal department or staff member. However, residents may also present their views to Council in writing or in person at a Council meeting.

If you wish to make a presentation to Council or let Council know how you feel about an issue, please contact Lesser Slave River Administrative Assistant Lana Spencer.

Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

On July 6, 2011, Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, visited the Lesser Slave River region to offer encouragement to residents and rebuilding efforts in the wake of the devastating wildfires that hit the region in May. 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

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