The Village of Empress

is situated on the West side of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and serves as a center to the surrounding farming and ranching community of 1,500 people. It has been a focal point for many activities in the area. It is also at the geographical center of many large cities in Western Canada: Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina.

Meet Your Council


(403) 565-2500

sandraWelcome to Empress. My name is Sandra Crooker. I was born and raised in central Alberta with my 5 sisters. I have 3 grown sons that all live in the Edmonton area. I moved to Empress in 2012 and have enjoyed getting to know the community. As I am retired, I believe I have the time to commit to working with the people of Empress to ensure that our community continues to grow and prosper.

Thank you for your support!
Sandra Crooker


(403) 565-2080

royI was born and raised in Empress and moved away to pursue my career. My wife and I returned to Empress after retiring 3 years ago. After all these years, Empress is still the quiet, friendly community I remember growing up. We try to keep busy by volunteering now that we are retired, and my wife Darlene works parttime at the Library, and sits on the Hall and Hospital committees. I sit on some committees as well, the Airport and Parks and Recreation Committee and that was what inspired me to run for Council and see if we can’t create a stronger more vibrant community. In my spare time I enjoy riding my motorcycle and camping with family.


(403) 565-2465

village_of_empress_arlan_johnstonMy name is Arlen Johnston, I’m 36, married with five children, and am employed by Kuhn Farms. I enjoy hiking, hunting and fishing with my family. Empress has been our home for over three years. We found in Empress an affordable home for our family. When we moved to Empress, we found the village to be very welcoming and a quiet, safe place to raise our family. I am on council to bring an even higher quality of life to Empress residents. Empress is a place with high potential, I want to see that potential realized.

Contact our Village Office:

Phone: (403) 565-3938
Fax: (403) 565-2010

Box 159, #6 – 3rd Avenue
Empress, Alberta T0J 1E0

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