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Mayor and Councillors

We have another great team that is committed to making our community a great place to live and build a business. This picture of Mayor Barnett and his Council Elect was taken following their swearing in and organization meeting on October 24th. 

Top Row: Councillor Devar Dahl, Councillor Craig Godlonton, Councillor Richard Van Ee, Councillor Fernando Morales Llan

Bottom Row: Councillor Brian Oliver, Mayor Russ Barnett, Councillor Brenda Beck

North Entrance

North Entrance is now open! Thank you for your patience. 

It’s coming along.  

Our north entrance pond is looking great!  We would like to ask the public to stay off the sprayed areas.  Our contractors have currently sprayed a grass and soil stabilization mix along the trail and around the pond.  Thank you for your cooperation.


As part of the flood mitigation and drainage project that is currently underway on our community’s northern boundary, our north entrance on Highway 62 will be temporarily closed for several days for related construction purposes. This major road will be closed on Wednesday, October 18th and is currently expected to reopen the morning of Tuesday, October 24th. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and will keep you posted on any changes to this schedule. Please use alternative entrances/exits.

These are the unofficial results from the voting

Elected Mayor

Russ Barnett – 585

Elected Councillors

Brian Oliver - 517

Brenda Beck - 513

DeVar Dahl - 496

Craig Godlonton - 491

Fernando Morales - 459

Richard Van Ee – 447


Not Elected -

Brett Nish – 318

Gerry Baril - 441

Roch DeMeare - 348

We would like to thank all candidates for running! Also thank you to the 917 voters that came out to vote!  Which was a great turn out at 56% of eligible voters which is slightly up from 2013 which had 54%.

Official results will not be posted until Friday, October 20, 2017 at noon pending candidates option for recount.

Notice of Election, Advance Vote and Institutional Vote

Voting will take place on the 16th day of October 2017, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  The voting station will be located at:

Garden City Seniors Centre - 32 North 1 Street West, Magrath, Alberta

For those unable to vote on Election Day, an Advance Vote will be held on the 11th day of October 2017, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.   This will take place at:

Town of Magrath Council Chamber - 55 South 1 Street West, Magrath, Alberta

For the Residents only of the Diamond Willow Lodge and the Good Samaritans Lodge an Institutional Vote will be conducted on 16th day of October as follows:

Diamond Willow Lodge                Good Samaritans Lodge

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.                    2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Thank you Richard Van Ee

The Magrath and District Recreation Committee would like to thank Councillor Richard Van Ee for donating his time and materials to make the Magrath Moonlight Express truck for their fundraising event. All proceeds will to go to placing benches along the Trail.

Official Candidate List

Monday, September 18, 2017 was Nomination Day for the 2017 General Municipal Election.  

Mayoral Candidates:

Russ Barnett*

Brett Nish

Councillor Candidates:

Gerry Baril*

Brenda Beck*

DeVar Dahl*

Roch DeMeare

Craig Godlonton*

Fernando Morales Llan

Brian Oliver*

Richare Van Ee*

Election Day is on Monday, October 16, 2017 where one mayor and 6 councillors will be elected to represent the Town for the 2017 – 2021 governance term.