Mayor and Council


Message from Mayor

Welcome to the Town of Milk River!  I invite you to join us in taking part in a vibrant community and a remarkable quality of life.


We have been blessed with an original history, warm climate, and an abundance of natural beauty.  Ours is a close-knit community which understands the need to provide our friends and neighbors with a friendly, clean and safe place to call home.  We are also proud of the fact that our children can walk to school, that our senior citizens provide a sense of heritage and foundation for the community, and that our golfers enjoy a long season and low scores!  Milk River is truly a community built on friends, families and small town charm.


Milk River is a full service municipality with amenities you would find in much larger centres.  Nestled in the heart of the prairies, we are home to numerous outdoor recreational opportunities and boast excellent schools (K-12), a local airport, golf course, curling rink, hospital, library, outdoor swimming pool, financial and professional institutions, a number of churches, restaurants, retail stores, parks, campgrounds and more!  We offer our citizens and tourist friends tremendous options.  Also, situated less than 10 minutes from the United States border, and embedded on a major provincial transportation route close to the City of Lethbridge, Milk River is primed for success.  Couple that with affordable housing, one of the lowest cost of living indexes in the province, and a strong economy and you see why I am excited about what the future holds!


So come, enjoy everything that Milk River has to offer!


–David Hawco


Council Functions and Priorities

The Town of Milk River Council was elected on October 16th, 2017 at the General Municipal Election, for a four year term. The current members of Council are: Mayor Peggy Losey, Councillors Suzanne Liebelt, Margaret McCanna, Leonard McCulloch and Philip Wright. The council is the governing body of the municipal corporation and the custodian of its powers, both legislative and administrative.


Council Function

A councillor’s role is to work with other council members to set the overall direction of the municipality through their role as a policy maker. The policies that council sets are the guidelines for administration to follow as it does the job of running a municipality. A councillor will spend time while on council creating new policies and programs or reviewing the current ones to make sure they are working as they should. Under the Municipal Government Act, councillors have the following duties:


  • To consider the welfare and interests of the municipality as a whole and, to bring to council’s attention anything that would promote the welfare or interests of the municipality
  • To participate generally in developing and evaluating the policies and programs of the municipality
  • To participate in council meetings and council committee meetings and meetings of other bodies to which they are appointed by the council
  • To obtain information about the operation or administration of the municipality from the chief administrative officer
  • To keep in confidence matters discussed in private at a council committee meeting until discussed at a meeting held in public
  • To perform any other duty or function imposed on councillors by this or any other enactment or by the council.


Council Strategic Plan 2015-2018

Strategic Plan 15-18



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