Airdrie City Council has a full-time Mayor and six part-time Councillors who are elected by the citizens of Airdrie every four years. Together they are responsible for establishing corporate policy and setting strategic priorities.
The Mayor is the chief elected official. The Deputy Mayor position is an eight month rotation and is initially filled based on seniority in terms of years on Council and secondly on the number of votes received in the applicable election.
Council's responsibilities include:
- to consider the welfare and interests of the municipality as a whole and to bring to council's attention to anything that would promote the welfare or interests of the municipality
- to participate in developing and evaluating the policies and programs of the municipality
- to participate in Council meetings, Council committee meetings and meetings of other bodies
- to obtain information about the operation and administration of the municipality
The social media links on this page are maintained by the individual council members. To follow the City through social media, see our social media page.
Mayor Peter Brown was elected to Council in 2010 and acclaimed in 2013. Peter loves to travel to sunny places with his wife Shelley. Hobbies include his kids, golf, hockey, volunteering and home renovations.
Deputy Mayor Darrell Belyk was elected to Council in 2013, has lived in Airdrie for 15 years and he and his wife have seven children and eight grandchildren. Darrell has been a safety advisor for 18 years.
He is a member of the Community Services Advisory Board, Vice Chair of the Environmental Advisory Board and Vice Chair of the Municipal Policing Advisory Board.
He is involved in Active Airdrie and the Airdrie Home and Lifestyle Show.
Councillor Fred Burley has served on Council since December 2002, and has lived in Airdrie since 1994. Fred and his wife Sharon have two children and are the owners of a local company, Innovative Bed Systems.
He is the Chair of the Municipal Planning Commission, Chair of Airdrie Housing Ltd., Chair of the Rocky View Foundation, and the Vice Chair of the Community Services Advisory Board.
He is involved in the Boys and Girls Club, Airdrie Parade and Fireworks Committee, and a Director with the Airdrie and District Foundation
Councillor Ron Chapman has been on Council since 2010, has lived in Airdrie for 37 years and he and his wife have six children and seven grandchildren. Ron is a customer service representative at Lone Pine RV in Airdrie. He is also a licenced pilot and a local chicken wing eating champion 9 times in the past 12 years.
He is Chair of the Environmental Advisory Committee, Chair of the Subdivision Development Appeal Board and a member of Airdrie Housing Ltd.
He is involved in the Boys and Girls Club, the Airdrie Food Bank and Airdrie Family Services.
Councillor Kelly Hegg has been a member of Council since 2004, has lived in Airdrie for 20 years and he and his wife have two children. Kelly is Executive Assistant with the Calgary Public Teachers Association and as an educator has served as a a school principal.
He is Chair of the Community Services Advisory Committee, a member of the City of Airdrie Municipal Library Board and Airdrie Housing Ltd.
He is involved with the Knights of Columbus and the Airdrie District Hospice Society.
Councillor Allan Hunter has been on Council since 2010, has lived in Airdrie for nine years and he and his wife have a daughter and a son. Allan is a property operations project manager.
He is Chair of the Municipal Policing Advisory Board, Vice Chair of the Municipal Planning Commission, and is a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership CMP Implementation Committee.
He is involved with the 3rd CAV and the Airdrie Health Foundation, and volunteers at the Airdrie Pro Rodeo.
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Councillor Candice Kolson was elected to Council in 2013. Candice has lived in Airdrie for eight years and has two children. Candice is the owner of a local business, C.K. Markets & Events.
She is a member of the Municipal Policing Advisory Board, the Intermunicipal Committee, the City of Airdrie Library Board, Vice Chair of the Subdivision Development Appeal Board, and a member of the Calgary Regional Partnership Economic Development and Transportation Committees.
She has been involved in numerous fundraisers for the Airdrie Food Bank.