William Choy was first elected to Town Council in 2007. He served a term and a half as a member of Council until being elected to the Office of Mayor in a by-election in 2012. He was acclaimed in 2013 and was re-elected in 2017. During his time as Mayor, many new initiatives have been launched, making the community stronger and local government more transparent. Mayor Choy is proud of the reputation that Stony Plain has earned among other municipalities in Alberta for its ability to work exceptionally well together as a proactive team. 

Professional Background

Mayor Choy is an entrepreneur and the third-generation owner/operator of Bing's #1 Restaurant, a community gathering place that has been located in Stony Plain's historic downtown since 1970. Mayor Choy graduated from Memorial Composite High School in 1992. He earned a B.A. in 1995 and a B.Ed. in 1997 from Kings University.

Community and Civic Activities

Mayor Choy is actively involved in the community and sits as a board member on several organizations, charities and service groups. For his commitment to the community, he has twice received the Chamber of Commerce Decker Kulak Memorial Award for community service. In 2012, he was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to the community.

Personal

William has been married to his wife, Dara, since 1996. The Choys are proud to be raising their three children in a culturally rich environment like Stony Plain. He and his wife were raised in Stony Plain and graduated from Memorial Composite High School in 1992.

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Councillor Bennett was first elected to serve the Town of Stony Plain in 2007. This is her fourth term as a councillor for the Town. Judy fundamentally believes in being part of the solution and building a strong community, which includes bringing people together in celebration and in working side by side.

Professional Background

Judy was a teacher for the Parkland School Division for 30 years. She has lived and worked in the community for over 40 years. Stony Plain is truly her home.

Community and Civic Activities

Judy is a coordinator for the Little Green Thumbs program, which supplies gardening equipment to schools. She is passionate about teaching students to grow their own food and hopes to educate them on a healthier lifestyle.

Personal

Judy has two grown children. Her son lives in Edmonton and her daughter and family live outside Seattle, Washington. Judy loves to be active and hiked the West Coast Trail in 1995. She cites it as a challenging and life changing adventure.

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Councillor Laurie is serving his first term as a member of Stony Plain's Town Council. He has always held an interest in governance and was inspired to run for council after involvement with the Town's Boards and Committees program. He felt the need to ensure diversity within Town Council.

Professional Background

After spending a decade in the corporate business to business telecom industry, Justin transitioned into Emergency Services. He is currently a First Responder Sales Manager for one of the industry's top manufacturers. He also owns a small health and fitness industry business with his wife, Tasha.

Community and Civic Activities

Justin loves the sense of community in Stony Plain. He's proud of the family focus and beauty that makes our town unique. He is dedicated to ensuring he represents the best interests of all community members and keeping Stony Plain's values and sense of pride intact.

Personal

Justin and his wife Tasha married in 2007 and have three children, Rory and Brayden (twin boys) and daughter, Kylah. They have lived in Stony Plain for the past 8 years but were both born and raised in the area. Justin is an avid soccer player, golfer, and soccer coach for his children's teams. Justin admits to regularly being beat at crib by his children, whom he taught to play as soon as they could count.

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Councillor Lloy was elected in 2012 to Stony Plain Council in a by-election. During his tenure on Council he has served on Council appointed boards and committees; FCSS (Chair), Pioneer Museum, Multicultural Centre, Subdivision Appeal Board (Chair), Trans Alta Tri-Leisure Centre and Growth & Commerce. He is proud to be serving the Town of Stony Plain for a third term.

Professional Background

After 25 years service with the RCMP in Alberta and three International Peacekeeping Missions, Bruce retired in 2003. He pursued his second passion, Real Estate as a licensed Realtor with Century 21, Stony Plain, where he works to this day. He and Patricia are the owner/operators of a RV and Boat Storage business.

Community and Civic Activities

Bruce has volunteered extensively, most notably the Great White North, Stony Plain Centennial (2008), AB Winter Games, Victim Services and Minor Hockey. He is a member of Stony Plain Rotary, Stony Plain Legion, Chamber of Commerce, RCMP Veterans and UN Peacekeeper's Association. 

Personal

Bruce and Patricia moved to Stony Plain in 1988. Married in 1974, they have three adult children and six grandchildren. They have been very active in the community as business owners and volunteering. Both love to travel, camp in the Rocky Mountains and enjoy all Stony Plain has to offer.

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Councillor Matties was elected to her first term in October 2017. Her family has a long history in the Town of Stony Plain. Linda's grandparents, Gordon and Evelyn Smith owned and operated the local newspaper, the Stony Plain Reporter from 1945-1963, and together with the local government, businesses, and community members, they built a strong and beautiful town for generations of families to live and flourish.

Professional Background

Linda started her career as a Human Resource Officer/Compensation Specialist with the University of Alberta Hospitals.  She then accepted a contract position to teach Sales, Marketing and Human Resource Management courses to 2nd year business students in the business faculty at Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta.   Thereafter, Linda decided to pursue a career in the financial planning field and in 1997 opened the Assante Financial Management office in Edson, Alberta, serving the Yellowhead region until 2003. Upon returning to Stony Plain, Linda continued her financial career with BMO Financial Management in Edmonton and then RBC Insurance, serving the Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, and Parkland County region.

Community and Civic Activities

In 1999, Linda was an active board member of the Edson and District Chamber of Commerce, and in 2011 became a member in both the Stony Plain and Spruce Grove Chamber`s of Commerce.  In 2011, Linda joined the Sundowner`s Toastmasters Club in Spruce Grove, and over three years obtained an Advanced Communicator Bronze designation, with Toastmasters International. 

During her first year on Council, Linda has been honored & privileged to be a member of the Edmonton Region Waste Advisory Committee (ERWAC), Cultural Round Table Committee (CRT), and Growth & Commerce Committee (GCC), and alternate on the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB).  In 2019, Linda will continue to serve on the ERWAC, GCC, EMRB (alternate), and has also been provided the opportunity to serve on the Family & Community Support Services (FCSS) Board, and Regional Transit Services Commission.  

Personal

Linda and her husband Joseph have three adult children, Reagan, Ryan, and Lara.  Linda has a great love for animals, especially dogs; and enjoys hiking, playing golf, and reading financial, health & personal development books.

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Councillor Meyer was elected in the fall of 2017 to his first term as a Stony Plain Councillor. He is excited to be a part of the future of the community he calls home.

Professional Background

Eric devotes his energy to his family's local bussing business, focusing on ensuring safe equipment, modernizing policy and business practices, and forging strong relationships based on integrity and trust.

Community and Civic Activities

As a young man, Eric gave back to his community volunteering his time as a football coach. When he became a father, he redirected his volunteering efforts as an engaged member of Alberta Parenting for the Future and the Stony Plain Fire Department helping protect the community he loves. Eric is a regular member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and would love the opportunity to further serve the community that has helped shape his strong values.

Personal

Eric was raised in Stony Plain. He is now proudly raising his own two children, Ava and Samson, with his wife Angela.

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Councillor Pawlechko is proud to be serving the Town of Stony Plain in his first term. He is passionate about our community and the future it holds for families. Harold looks forward to working with businesses and residents to create a strong and vibrant community coupled with services that make Stony Plain an attractive place to live.

Professional Background

Harold has owned several successful businesses in the area and has spent most of his career in sales and management.

Community and Civic Activities

Harold has been active with the Stony Plain Fire Department for 23 years. He was a board member of the Stony Plain and District Chamber of Commerce for four years and served as Vice-President in 2017. He was also on the Board of Stony Plain FCSS for five years, and served on both the Municipal Planning Commission and the Subdivision and Appeal Board for the Town for three years respectively.

Personal

Harold and his wife Laura have been married for 30 years and have resided in Stony Plain for the past 24 years having moved to the area in 1993 as a result of a career opportunity. They have two grown children, Ashley (husband Shawn) and Brayden, and one grandchild, Walker. Harold is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys working in the yard, sports, camping with family, and woodworking. He recently had the great honour of meeting Canadian Paralympian, Rick Hansen.

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