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

 

Martin Jarvis, Mayor
Dan Moslamani, Deputy Mayor
Clinton Steinley, Councillor

Council has set aside 2 hours Wednesday mornings, 10:00 am till Noon to meet with the public in an informal manner.

 

Council Meetings

Regular scheduled Council meetings for the Village of Empress are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Municipal Office located at 6 3rd Avenue West, and via Zoom video conferencing.

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Submissions for inclusion in a Regular Meeting Agenda must be submitted to the CAO as follows:

You must provide, in legible writing, what it is you wish to speak to Council about, and present it to the office the Friday prior to the week of the meeting.  A time will be allocated for you to make your presentation to Council.  This has not changed since moving to a webinar format.  You may attend the meeting during your time slot either in person or by Zoom.  If you have joined in person, because of current COVID restrictions, you will be asked to leave once your discussion with Council is completed.  If you have joined with zoom, you will be placed back in the gallery.

Having submissions in by Friday, allows for your item to be added to the agenda.  Agendas are finalized on the Monday and posted on the office bulletin board.  We have also moved to include the agenda with the link to the meeting on both Facebook and our website.

During the meeting, if someone would like to speak to a topic, they may pose the question to Council, and it will be up to Council to determine if they will allow it.  This also is no different than an in person meeting.  Spectators are there to listen to the process and discussion to understand how and why Council makes their decisions.

 


Elections

The Council for the Village of Empress is composed of three Empress residents, chosen by election every four years.  The roles of Mayor and Deputy Mayor are chosen by the Council amongst themselves once per year.

The last election was on October 18, 2021.  To learn more about that election, see our 2021 Election webpage.

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