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Mayor's Salute

On behalf of the Town of Bruderheim, I warmly welcome you to the Home of the Bruderheim Meteorite!

We would love for you to discover Bruderheim, a warm and friendly community nestled within country farmland and Alberta's Industrial Heartland. Our citizens and Town Council work together to support our quality of life, which we believe is unsurpassed in the region. We are proud to share our rich history, while also looking to the future, as we build off the recent successes in ensuring the sustainability of our great community.

In regards to sustainability, we cannot go without mentioning that our community is growing, evident by the Alberta Government's recent approval of our annexation request. This will be a key driver of our Town's sustainability for the bright future we envision. We also have to give mention to our very unique program, Tax Free for Three, which is helping to fuel our Town's growth going forward.

We are truly grateful to work collaboratively with all municipalities in our region and receive such fantastic support from industry and the businesses of our community. Town Council recognizes how important business and partnerships are. We are very fortunate to have close working relationships with both Lamont County and Strathcona County, and the many strategic initiatives which result, such as our contract with Strathcona County for CAO services. 

We have so many great examples of collaboration with our various partners, from the arena project—now proudly known as the Karol Maschmeyer Arena—to fundraising for a new community park, slated for the first phase of construction in summer of 2018. We are excited to boast our new Bruderheim Pharmacy, which opened in 2017. Our Town is partnering with many other organizations to enhance residents' choices for health care in the Community Clinic in the new Pharmacy building. We also are proud to be home to the ultra-modern Suite 6 Bruderheim Hotel, an innovative facility with a beautiful and environmentally-conscious design that utilizes sea cans. This hotel, a one-of-a-kind in Canada, and many other examples, showcase perfectly our Town's goal to work collectively with partners in our drive to be sustainable for the future.

Our small-town spirit is evident everywhere you look, and there is always something going on here. For example, the Aikido program is a unique opportunity for adults and children that runs three times a week. An archery program sponsored by Lamont and Fort Saskatchewan Fish & Game clubs and hosted by the Ag Society at Walker School, offers the sport to people of all ages. The Bruderheim Ag Society also hosts the very popular Bruderheim Heartland Ag Days in August—a fantastic weekend of many activities hilighted by chariot and chuck wagon racing. Bruderheim Minor Sports Association leads hockey and soccer for our youth, and monthly events, such as the Seniors Club’s community breakfasts and potluck dinners, as well as the Lions Club’s bingo nights, keep our residents engaged.

I truly believe that volunteers are the lifeblood of our town, and we are fortunate that so many dedicated folks have stepped forward to serve in Bruderheim. For example, Communities in Bloom volunteers tirelessly strive to make our town more beautiful every year—and it’s exemplified by the recent 5 Blooms award at CIB Nationals. Bruderheim would not be what it is without our great friends and neighbours.

What I've mentioned here are but a few of the things going on in our town. Town Council is pursuing many initiatives with our wonderful team at the Town Office, led by our CAO, Patty Podoborozny.

 

Please do come out and experience life in Bruderheim—we would be happy to see you here!


With Warmest Regards,

Mayor Karl Hauch

Mayor Karl Hauch

 

 

 

Bruderheim Town Council

Karl Hauch – Mayor

Patricia Lee – Deputy Mayor, Councillor

Len Falardeau - Acting Mayor, Councillor

George Campbell – Councillor

Patrick Crawford - Councillor

Judy Schueler – Councillor

 

 

Town Council

 

Life in Bruderheim is guided by a Town Council that consists of a Mayor and six Council members, each of whom are elected members of the community. Council members serve as a valuable resource to Bruderheim residents, working to ensure they enjoy a high quality of life and that Bruderheim's complex issues are resolved. In order to do this effectively, Council members spend a great deal of time studying community problems, preparing for formal Council meetings, speaking with citizens, attending committee and board meetings, and attending local events.

 

Click here to view the Council Code of Conduct Policy.

 

 

To contact a member of Town Council, please contact the Director of Planning and Legislative Services at the Town Office (780-796-3731; 5017 Queen Street) or use the following email addresses:

 

Mayor Karl Hauch  -  Karl.Hauch@bruderheim.ca

Councillor George Campbell  -  George.Campbell@bruderheim.ca

Councillor Patrick Crawford  -  Patrick.Crawford@bruderheim.ca

Councillor Len Falardeau  -  Len.Farlardeau@bruderheim.ca

Councillor Patricia Lee  -  Pat.Lee@bruderheim.ca

Councillor Judy Schueler  -  Judy.Schueler@bruderheim.ca

 


 

Council Bios

 

* Bios for new Council members coming soon...

 

Mayor Karl Hauch

Karl Hauch was born and raised in Alberta. Having grown up in the small-town setting of New Sarepta, he is familiar with small-town living. He and his wife, Bonnie, who have been married for over 20 years, greatly enjoy the comfortable 'country' feel of Bruderheim and are happy to have had the opportunity to raise their family of three children here. Karl has worked all of his adult life in industrial settings.

Of most importance to Karl in working for the Town as Mayor, is the opportunity to work as a team with Town Council and staff to provide quality governance with integrity and honesty. Over the course of the past 2 terms, Mayor Karl Hauch has provided proven, successful leadership, and his goal is to bring about long-term sustainability for the Town of Bruderheim, not just in terms of tax dollars, but in terms of an excellent quality of life for all residents. He firmly believes that "the future for Bruderheim looks bright" and is excited about the possibilities!

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." (Winston Churchill)


 

Councillor George Campbell

George Campbell moved to Bruderheim in 1968 and enjoys living in this community. He and his wife have a passion for farming and he loves spending time with his horses and family. Through the years, George has offered horse-drawn wagon rides for many community events. He has been on Council for three years and is a charter member of the Bruderheim Minor Sports Association and the Bruderheim Agricultural Society, and continues to be involved in their events. His passion is preserving heritage, culture and our community.

 

Councillor Patricia Lee

This is Patricia's second opportunity to serve on Bruderheim Town Council. She has been appointed to the Bruderheim Parent Advisory Committee, the Bruderheim Seniors, and the Bruderheim Recreation and Culture Committee. Patricia was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, and has called Bruderheim home since 1990. After high school, she earned her Dental Assisting Certificate from NAIT and worked in the dental field with Leduc Strathcona Health Unit. She then took a position as letter carrier with Canada Post, initially in Edmonton and then in Fort Saskatchewan. After 33 years with Canada Post, she retired and went on to obtain a Child Development Assistant Certificate, which has given her the chance to work for 4 years at the Out of School Care program at the Bruderheim Elementary School. She and her husband, Bruce, raised three children, and now enjoy seven grandchildren. Patricia enjoys going for walks with her dog, bicycling, and ice skating whenever she gets the chance. She is a firm believer that "you only get out of life what you are willing to put into it."

 

Councillor Judy Schueler

Councillor Judy Schueler was born and raised in southern Alberta on a family farm with a seed cleaning plant. She relocated to Two Hills, Alberta, where the family continued to farm and operated the local Bumper to Bumper and tire shop for seven years. In 1985 Judy decided to leave the family farm and business and change direction.  She took her Emergency Vehicle Operator (EVO now referred to as EMR) and worked for the Two Hills Ambulance Service. She then continued on and took the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-A) program and EMS Management programs and became the General Manager of MediCare Ambulance Service Inc. in Thorhild County. She continued with her EMS education with numerous emergency response training programs (example: Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD), Critical Incident Command Training, etc.). Again Judy changed direction in 2011, with the restructuring of Ambulance delivery in Alberta by the Alberta Government. She decided to become a certified and licensed Home Inspector and opened A Buyers Choice Home Inspection Franchise, which she continues to work with and operate today. She and her husband, Don, moved to Bruderhiem in 2013 and have been enjoying the community ever since. She has 3 adult children and a handful of grandchildren.

 

 

 

A Day in the Life of a Bruderheim Council Member-Some Notes…

  • Don't quit your day job - yes, on top of all they do for the Town, Council members hold regular full-time jobs, too.
  • Who knew you'd still have homework at this age? In preparation for Town Council meetings, Council members must read through a hefty package of information that provides the necessary background to understand the issues facing Bruderheim.
  • Better hope you're good at math - so that you can figure out how to fix that million dollar problem with just $100,000!
  • What's it like to make a difference? An excellent question to ask a Council member the next time you see one (see the photo above so you'll recognize them).

Thanks, Council!