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Our Town Council is made up of seven elected officials, including the Mayor, and six Councillors. These elected officials provide the guidance and leadership that makes Claresholm what it is. Town Council meets regularly in the Town Council Chambers on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00 pm.  The public is welcome to all Council meetings. If Monday is a holiday, the meeting will be on Tuesday. Only one meeting is held in the months of July and August, chosen and announced during the year. There may only be one meeting in December as well.

Town Council

From left to right: Councillors Gaven Moore, Kieth Carlson and Lise Schulze, Mayor Doug MacPherson, Councillors Mike Cutler, Brad Schlossberger and Craig Zimmer


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In 2019, the Town of Claresholm underwent a Municipal Accountability Program (MAP) Review by Alberta Municipal Affairs. The final report is available below. 


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Message From The Mayor

Welcome To The Town Of Claresholm!

The Town of Claresholm is a proud prairie community in Southern Alberta that has a long, rich history. Incorporated as a village in 1903 and a town in 1905, Claresholm is now a community of 3,780 residents. Claresholm has all the services you may need including an acute care hospital, hockey arena, curling rink, indoor swimming pool, 18 hole golf course, spray park, parks, library, museum, full service campground, and retail stores and restaurants. Events throughout the year such as the Winter Festival in February and Fair Days in August are just some of the ways our Town shows it’s love for our small town lifestyle. Claresholm also has a vast group of volunteers who will step in when you need them and enrich our community every day.

If you are just visiting, please take the time to stop and visit our Museum and Visitor Information Centre (May to October only) or visit a few of our wonderful local establishments. We look forward to seeing you!

Mayor Doug MacPherson

Mayor Doug MacPherson