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Leadership at Work

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. 


DownloadMAP Review Report

Open House

Town Council is committed to having regular Open Houses in order to stay in touch with the community and promote dialogue.

**Due to COVID-19, Town Council does not have any Open Houses Scheduled.**

Please watch for updated information.

Multi-use Building Personal/Household Tours

Due to COVID restrictions we are unable to hold a traditional open house for our grand opening of the new Multi-use Community Building. We will however be posting a video virtual tour in the comings weeks and you can also book a personal/household tour of the new building from March 24-26 (overflow March 29-30 if needed). Select an available time slot below or call 403-625-2172 for assistance in booking a slot.



On February 27, 2020 Council held their last Open House prior to COVID-19 restrictions prevented any further open houses in 2020. Topic of discussion was the 2020 Budget. See below for a full copy of the presentation slides.  


DownloadFeb 27 2020 Open House


On February 28, 2019 Council held their first Open House of the year. Topics of discussion were the 2019 Budget and the proposed new Water & Sewer Utility Bylaw that was presented to Council for first reading on February 11, 2019. The presentation focused on the proposed new rate structure included in this proposed new bylaw. See below for a full copy of the presentation slides.  

On June 6, 2019, Council held their second Open House of the year. Discussion focused on the redesign of Amundsen Park downtown. A committee that included members of Council, town staff and community groups had been working hard on developing three possible concepts for this park. Council welcomed public input that would shape the direction this park would take.

On September 9, 2019, Council held their third Open House of the year. Discussions focused on the new Recycling program and the proposed Multi-use Community Buildings.

On November 9, 2019, Council held their fourth Open House of the year. The focus was the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Project.