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The Edmonton City Council is the governing body of the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Members represent wards throughout the city, and are known as councillors. Until 2010, Edmonton was divided in six wards with two councillors representing citizens in each ward. On July 22, 2009, City Council voted to change the electoral system of six wards to a system of 12 wards; each represented by a single councillor, the changes will take effect in the 2010 election.[A]

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Current membership

City Council's current membership was elected in 2007 and will serve until the 2010 election.

Past Councils

Edmonton was incorporated as a city in 1904. For councils before that time, see Edmonton Town Council.

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Since 1980

In 1980, Edmonton adopted a ward system in which two councillors (aldermen until 1995) would be elected from each of six wards.

Year Elected Mayor Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Ward 5 Ward 6 Notes
2004 Stephen Mandel Karen Leibovici, Linda Sloan Ron Hayter, Kim Krushell Ed Gibbons, Janice Melnychuk Jane Batty, Michael Phair Bryan Anderson, Mike Nickel Terry Cavanagh, Dave Thiele
2001 Bill Smith Karen Leibovici, Stephen Mandel Allan Bolstad, Ron Hayter Ed Gibbons, Janice Melnychuk Jane Batty, Michael Phair Bryan Anderson, Larry Langley Terry Cavanagh, Dave Thiele
1998 Bill Smith Leroy Chahley, Wendy Kinsella Allan Bolstad, Rose Rosenberger Brian Mason, Robert Noce Michael Phair, Jim Taylor Bryan Anderson, Larry Langley Terry Cavanagh, Dave Thiele [1]
1995 Bill Smith Leroy Chahley, Wendy Kinsella Allan Bolstad, Rose Rosenberger Brian Mason, Robert Noce Michael Phair, Jim Taylor Larry Langley, Brent Maitson Terry Cavanagh, Dick Mather [2]
1992 Jan Reimer Bruce Campbell, Leroy Chahley Allan Bolstad, Ron Hayter Judy Bethel, Brian Mason Michael Phair, Tooker Gomberg Patricia MacKenzie, Lillian Staroszik Terry Cavanagh, Sheila McKay [3]
1989 Jan Reimer Bruce Campbell, Helen Paull Catherine Chichak, Ron Hayter Judy Bethel, Brian Mason Mel Binder, Lance White Patricia MacKenzie, Lillian Staroszik Ken Kozak, Sheila McKay
1986 Laurence Decore Bruce Campbell, Helen Paull Ron Hayter, Jan Reimer Judy Bethel, Julian Kinisky Mel Binder, Lance White Patricia MacKenzie, Lillian Staroszik Terry Cavanagh, Ken Kozak [4]
1983 Laurence Decore Olivia Butti, G. Lyall Roper Ron Hayter, Jan Reimer Ed Ewasiuk, Julian Kinisky Ed Leger, Lance White Lillian Staroszik, Percy Wickman Terry Cavanagh, Bettie Hewes [5]
1980 Cec Purves Olivia Butti, Kenneth Newman Ron Hayter, Jan Reimer June Cavanagh, Ed Ewasiuk Paul Norris, Gerry Wright Lois Campbell, Percy Wickman Bettie Hewes, Ed Leger

From 1971 until 1980

In 1971, Edmonton adopted a ward system in which three aldermen would be elected from each of four wards.

Year Elected Mayor Ward 1 Ward 2 Ward 3 Ward 4 Notes
1977 Cec Purves Lois Campbell, Kenneth Newman, Paul Norris Olivia Butti, Gene Dub, Percy Wickman Ron Hayter, Edward Kennedy, Ed Leger William Chmiliar, Bettie Hewes, Buck Olsen
1974 William Hawrelak Robert Matheson, Kenneth Newman, Ches Tanner Olivia Butti, Laurence Decore, David Leadbeater Ron Hayter, Edward Kennedy, Ed Leger Terry Cavanagh, Bettie Hewes, Buck Olsen [6]
1971 Ivor Dent Dudley Menzies, Kenneth Newman, Ches Tanner Alex Fallow, Cec Purves, David Ward Ron Hayter, Ed Leger, William McLean Terry Cavanagh, Una Evans, Buck Olsen

From 1968 until 1971

In 1968 Alberta's legislation changed to proscribe elections every three years in all of the province's municipalities.

Year Elected Mayor Aldermen Notes
1968 Ivor Dent James Bateman, Neil Crawford, Una Evans, Julia Kiniski, Ed Leger, Kathleen McCallum, Kenneth Newman, Terry Nugent, Cec Purves, Ches Tanner, David Ward, Morris Weinlos [7]

From 1964 until 1968

In 1964 Edmonton unstaggered its terms for city officials, meaning that elections were held only every two years. Additionally, all alderman became elected at-large and two new aldermanic positions were added, bringing the total to twelve. In preparation for this, in 1963 the mayor and all aldermanic positions up for re-election were elected to one year terms.

Year Elected Mayor Aldermen Notes
1966 Vincent M. Dantzer James Bateman, John Leslie Bodie, Neil Crawford, Ivor Dent, Reginald Easton, Frank Edwards, Una Evans, Julia Kiniski, Ed Leger, Angus McGugan, Cec Purves, Morris Weinlos [8][9]
1964 William Hawrelak John Leslie Bodie, Vincent M. Dantzer, Ivor Dent, Frank Edwards, Julia Kiniski, Robert Franklin Lambert, Ed Leger, Kathleen McCallum, Angus McGugan, Kenneth Newman, Morris Weinlos, Ethel Wilson [10]
1963 William Hawrelak John Leslie Bodie, Ivor Dent, Julia Kiniski, Ed Leger, Gordon McClary, McKim Ross

From 1933 until 1963

In 1933, a number of aldermanic positions were reserved for the south side of the North Saskatchewan River. This number increased over time. It was one until 1935, two until 1936, three until 1961, and four thereafter. Aldermen continued to be elected on staggered two year terms. The mayor was elected for a one year term until 1947, and for a two year term thereafter.

Year Elected Mayor Aldermen (North Side) Aldermen (South Side) Notes
1962 Vincent M. Dantzer, Frederick John Mitchell, Morris Weinlos, Ethel Wilson George Prudham
1961 Elmer Ernest Roper John Leslie Bodie, Gordon McClary Angus McGugan, Stanley Milner, McKim Ross
1960 Milton Ezra Lazerte, Frederick John Mitchell, Morris Weinlos, Ethel Wilson George Prudham
1959 Elmer Ernest Roper Ed Leger, Gordon McClary, McKim Ross William Henning, Angus McGugan
1958 Donald Bowen, Laurette Douglas, William Henning, Frederick John Mitchell, Ethel Wilson George Prudham [11]
1957 William Hawrelak William Connelly, Reginald Easton, J F Falconer Hu Harries, Cliffard Roy [12][13]
1956 Donald Bowen, Laurette Douglas, Frederick John Mithcell, Ethel Wilson Giffard Main
1955 William Hawrelak William Connelly, James Falconer, Abe Miller Hu Harries, Cliffard Roy
1954 Edwin Clarke, Laurette Douglas, Frederick John Mitchell, Ethel Wilson Giffard Main
1953 William Hawrelak Rupert Clare, Abe Miller, Charles Simmonds Hu Harries, Cliffard Roy, Harold Tanner [14]
1952 Edwin Clarke, Richmond Francis Hanna, Frederick John Mitchell, Ethel Wilson James MacDonald [15]
1951 William Hawrelak Rupert Clare, Violet Field, Al Larson, Abe Miller Harold Tanner
1950 Athelstan Bissett, Edwin Clarke, Richmond Francis Hanna, Frederick John Mitchell Duncan Innes
1949 Sidney Parsons Rupert Clare, Edwin Clarke, Francis Ford, Kenneth Lawson William Hawrelak, Harold Tanner [16]
1948 Sidney Bowcott, Richmond Francis Hanna, Frederick John Mithcell, Sidney Parsons Athelstan Bissett
1947 Harry Dean Ainlay Francis Ford, Charles Gariepy, George Gleave James McCrie Douglas, Harold Tanner
1946 Harry Dean Ainlay Sidney Bowcott, Frederick John Mitchell, James Harwood Ogilvie, Sidney Parsons Athelstan Bissett, Harold Tanner [17]
1945 Harry Dean Ainlay James McCrie Douglas, Charles Gariepy, John Gillies, John Munro Ethel Browne [18]
1944 John Wesley Fry Sidney Bowcott, Frederick John Mitchell, James Harwood Ogilvie, Sidney Parsons Athelstan Bissett
1943 John Wesley Fry Harry Dean Ainlay, Charles Gariepy, R W Hamilton James McCrie Douglas, Melvin Downey
1942 John Wesley Fry Sidney Bowcott, Frederick John Mitchell, James Harwood Ogilvie, Sidney Parsons Athelstan Bissett
1941 John Wesley Fry Gwendolen Clarke, Charles Gariepy, Guy Patterson Harry Dean Ainlay, James McCrie Douglas
1940 John Wesley Fry Sidney Bowcott, Charles Gariepy, Frederick John Mitchell, James Harwood Ogilvie, Sidney Parsons Athelstan Bissett, Blair Paterson [19][20]
1939 John Wesley Fry Edward Brown, Frederick Casselman, Daniel Kennedy Knott George Campbell, Douglas Grout [21][22]
1938 John Wesley Fry Hugh MacDonald, Mack McColl, James Harwood Ogilvie, Sidney Parsons Blair Paterson
1937 John Wesley Fry Edward Brown, Frederick Casselman, Daniel Kennedy Knott George Campbell, Douglas Grout, Blair Paterson [23]
1936 Joseph Clarke Athelstan Bissett, Hugh MacDonald, John McCreath, James Harwood Ogilvie John Wesley Fry
1935 Joseph Clarke Walter Clevely, Elisha East, Guy Patterson Margaret Crang, Charles Gould
1934 Joseph Clarke Athelstand Bissett, James East, Dick Foote, John Wesley Fry, Hugh MacDonald, John McCreath [24]
1933 Daniel Kennedy Knott Ralph Bellamy, Margaret Crang, James Findlay, Rice Sheppard Harry Dean Ainlay [25]

From 1924 until 1933

In 1924, city council returned to a system whereby all aldermen were elected at-large. They continued to be elected on staggered two year terms, and there continued to be ten of them.

Year Elected Mayor Aldermen Notes
1932 Daniel Kennedy Knott James East, John Wesley Fry, Charles Gibbs, John McCreath, James Harwood Ogilvie
1931 Daniel Kennedy Knott Harry Dean Ainlay, Herbert Baker, James Findlay, Arthur Gainer, Rice Sheppard
1930 James McCrie Douglas James Collisson, Charles Gibbs, Frederick Keillor, Donald Lake, Charles Gerald O'Connor
1929 James McCrie Douglas Herbert Baker, Ralph Bellamy, Arthur Gainer, Daniel Kennedy Knott, Rice Sheppard
1928 Ambrose Bury James Collisson, Alfred Farmilo, James Findlay, Charles Gibbs, Frederick Keillor, Rice Sheppard [26]
1927 Ambrose Bury Ralph Bellamy, John Bowen, L S D Dineen, James East, A C Sloane
1926 Ambrose Bury Herbert Baker, L S C Dineen, Alfred Farmilo, Charles Gibbs, George Hazlett, Charles Robson [27]
1925 Kenneth Alexander Blatchford James McCrie Douglas, James East, Alfred Farmilo, James Findlay, Frederick Keillor, Charles Robson, A C Sloane [28]
1924 Kenneth Alexander Blatchford Joseph Clarke, James Collisson, Charles Gibbs, Daniel Kennedy Knott, Will Werner

From 1912 until 1924

In 1912 council expanded to ten members and divided its seats between residents north of the North Saskatchewan River and residents south of the river. The mayor continued to be elected annually, and aldermen continued to be elected to staggered two year terms.

Year Elected Mayor Aldermen (North Side) Aldermen (South Side) Notes
1923 Kenneth Alexander Blatchford Ambrose Bury, James McCrie Douglas, James East, James Findlay, William Rea Joseph J. Duggan [29]
1922 David Milwyn Duggan Joseph Adair, Kenneth Alexander Blatchford, James Collisson, Daniel Kennedy Knott Valentine Richards, Rice Sheppard [30]
1921 David Milwyn Duggan Kenneth Alexander Blatchford, Ambrose Bury, James East, Izena Ross, Charles Weaver Thomas Malone, Bickerton Pratt [31]
1920 David Milwyn Duggan Joseph Adair, James Collisson, W C McArthur, Samuel McCoppen, Andrew McLennan Valentine Richards [32]
1919 Joseph Clarke Percy Abbott, James East, J. A. Kinney John Bowen, Rice Sheppard
1918 Joseph Clarke Charles Grant, Charles Hepburn, Henri Martin, Samuel McCoppen, Andrew McLennan John McKenzie [33]
1917 Harry Marshall Erskine Evans Orlando Bush, Matthew Esdale, J. A. Kinney, Henri Martin, Samuel McCoppen, Walter Prevey, Charles Wilson [34][35]
1916 William Thomas Henry Thomas Bellamy, J. A. Kinney, James Macfie MacDonald, William Martin, George Pheasey Charles Grant [36]
1915 William Thomas Henry James Macfie MacDonald, W C McArthur, Charles Wilson Orlando Bush, Robert Blyth Douglas
1914 William Thomas Henry Hugh Calder, R N Frith, W C McArthur, Joseph Henri Picard, James Ramsey, Samuel Williamson [37]
1913 William McNamara Alexander Campbell, Joseph Clarke, Robert Blyth Douglas, Rice Sheppard J. A. Kinney [38]
1912 William Short Joseph Driscoll, James East, Gustave May, Harry Smith Hugh Calder
1912 George S. Armstrong Joseph Clarke, Henry Douglas, James East, Charles Gowan, John Lundy, Gustave May, Herman McInnes Hugh Calder, John Tipton, Thomas J. Walsh [39][40][41]

From 1904 until 1912

Edmonton was incorporated as a city in 1904. The size of council was set at eight alderman plus the mayor, with the mayor being elected annually and the aldermen being elected on staggered two year terms.

Year Elected Mayor Aldermen Notes
1910 George S. Armstrong Charles Gowan, Thomas Grindley, John Lundy, Herman McInnes, James McKinley [42]
1909 Robert Lee George S. Armstrong, James Hyndman, John H. Millar, James Mould
1908 John Alexander McDougall Andrew Agar, Daniel Fraser, Wilfrid Gariépy, John Lundy, Herman McInnes, James McKinley [43]
1907 John Alexander McDougall George S. Armstrong, Thomas Bellamy, Robert Lee, Robert Manson, Herman McInnes [44]
1906 William Antrobus Griesbach Cameron Anderson, Thomas Daly, Wilfrid Gariépy, Morton Macauley, James Walker [45][46]
1905 Charles May William Antrobus Griesbach, Robert Manson, Joseph Henri Picard, Samuel Smith [47]
1904 Kenneth W. MacKenzie Thomas Bellamy, John Boyle, William Clark, Daniel Fraser, William Antrobus Griesbach, Charles May, Kenneth McLeod, Joseph Henri Picard [48][49]

At the time of Edmonton's incorporation as a city, city council was composed of the following (all of whom had been elected when Edmonton was still a town):

Notes

  1. ^ Brian Mason resigned June 30, 2000 owing to his election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. His seat was left vacant until the next election.
  2. ^ Dick Mather died August 13, 1997. His seat was left vacant until the next election.
  3. ^ Bethel was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1993 federal election, and was replaced on Council by Sherry McKibben in a 1994 by-election.
  4. ^ In 1988, Laurence Decore resigned as mayor to become leader of the Alberta Liberal Party. Terry Cavanagh was selected by council to finish his term. Cavanagh's ward 6 seat was left vacant until the next election.
  5. ^ In 1984, Bettie Hewes was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. A 1984 by-election selected Ken Kozak to replace her.
  6. ^ William Hawrelak died November 7, 1975, and council selected Terry Cavanagh to complete his term. Cavanagh's ward 4 seat was left vacant until the next election.
  7. ^ Julia Kiniski died October 11, 1969. Her son, Julian Kinisky, was elected in a 1970 by-election to replace her.
  8. ^ Though officials elected in 1967 were elected to two year terms, these terms were truncated by provincial legislation.
  9. ^ Frank Edwards died September 18, 1967. His seat was left vacant until the next election.
  10. ^ William Hawrelak was ousted from office March 11, 1965, and Vincent M. Dantzer was selected to serve out his term. Dantzer's aldermanic seat was left vacant until the next election
  11. ^ William Henning was elected for a one year term to fill the seat vacated by J F Falconer
  12. ^ J F Falconer was elected to the Alberta Liquor Board and resigned his seat September 23, 1958. It was left vacant until the next election.
  13. ^ William Hawrelak resigned September 9, 1959. Frederick John Mitchell was appointed mayor by council. His aldermanic seat was left vacant until the next election.
  14. ^ Hu Harries was elected for a one year term to fill the vacancy left by Richmond Francis Hanna's resignation.
  15. ^ Richmond Francis Hanna was elected to the Canadian House of Commons and resigned from council. His seat was left vacant until the next election.
  16. ^ Edwin Clarke was elected to a one year term to fill the vacancy left by Sidney Parsons' election as mayor.
  17. ^ Harold Tanner was elected to a one year term to fill the seat left vacant by Ethel Browne's resignation.
  18. ^ Ethel Browne resigned September 23, 1946 owing to ill health. Her seat was left vacant until the next election.
  19. ^ Charles Gariepy was elected to a one year term to fill the seat left by Frederick Casselman's resignation.
  20. ^ Blair Paterson was elected to a one year term to fill the seat left by Douglas Grout's resignation.
  21. ^ Frederick Casselman resigned October 23, 1940. His seat was left vacant until the next election.
  22. ^ Douglas Grout resigned October 30, 1940. His seat was left vacant until the next election.
  23. ^ Blair Paterson was elected to a one year term to fill the seat resulting from John Wesley Fry's election as mayor.
  24. ^ Athelstand Bissett was elected to a one year term to fill the seat vacated by Rice Sheppard when he resigned to run for mayor.
  25. ^ Charles Gibbs died in September 1934. His seat was left vacant until the next election.
  26. ^ Rice Sheppard was elected to a one year term to fill the seat left vacant by John Bowen's resignation to run for mayor.
  27. ^ L S C Dineen was elected to a one year term to fill the vacancy left by James McCrie Douglas's resignation.
  28. ^ Alfred Farmilo and Charles Robson were elected to one year terms to fill the vacancies left by Joseph Clarke and James Collisson's resignations.
  29. ^ William Rea was elected to a one year term to fill the vacancy left by Ambrose Bury's election to mayor.
  30. ^ Valentine Richards was elected to a one year term to fill the vacancy left by Bickerton Pratt's resignation.
  31. ^ Kenneth Alexander Blatchford and Izena Ross were elected to one year terms to fill the vacancies left by the resignations of W C McArthur and Andrew McLennan
  32. ^ Samuel McCoppen was elected to a one year term to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of J. A. Kinney
  33. ^ Charles Grant was elected to a one year term to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Charles Wilson
  34. ^ Henri Martin was elected to fill the vacancy left by James Macfie MacDonald's resignation.
  35. ^ Samuel McCoppen was elected to a one year term to fill the vacancy left by Thomas Bellamy's resignation.
  36. ^ J. A. Kinney was elected to a one year term to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of James Macfie MacDonald
  37. ^ W C McArthur was elected to a one year term to fill the vacancy left by Alexander Campbell
  38. ^ William McNamara and James East were expelled from office by the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench for voting on a matter in which they had a pecuniary interest. James Macfie MacDonald was appointed to fulfill East's term, while the office of mayor was left vacant until the next election.
  39. ^ Hugh Calder, Joseph Clarke, James East, Gustave May, and Herman McInnes were elected to one year terms in order to set up the staggered council terms.
  40. ^ Charles Gowan resigned May 14, 1912 and was replaced by Alexander Livingstone, who was elected in a by-election June 7 of that year to serve the remainder of Gowan's two year term.
  41. ^ Herman McInnes resigned May 7, 1912 and was replaced by James Macfie MacDonald, who was elected in a 1912 by-election to serve the remainder of McInnes's one year term.
  42. ^ James McKinley was elected to a one year term to replace George S. Armstrong (who had been elected mayor), but resigned in 1911 to protest the firing of two city commissioners, and was himself replaced in a 1911 by-election by Thomas Bellamy.
  43. ^ Andrew Agar and Daniel Fraser were elected to fill the vacancies left by the resignations of Robert Lee and Thomas Bellamy, who had both resigned to run for mayor.
  44. ^ Herman McInnes was elected to a one year term to fill the vacancy left by Thomas Fraser, who resigned.
  45. ^ Morton Macauley was elected to a one year term to fill the vacancy left by William Antrobus Griesbach when he ran for mayor, but Macauley himself resigned August 6, 1907 and was replaced by George Manuel who was elected in a 1907 by-election.
  46. ^ James Walker resigned and the ensuing vacancy was filled by Daniel Fraser who was appointed by council to fill the remainder of Walker's two year term.
  47. ^ John Boyle resigned May 7, 1906 and was replaced in a by-election by John Calhoun.
  48. ^ Charles May and Kenneth McLeod resigned and were replaced by David Latta and Robert Mays, who fulfilled the remainder of their two year terms.
  49. ^ In order to set up the staggered elections, William Clark, Daniel Fraser, William Antrobus Griesbach, and Joseph Henri Picard were elected to one year terms.

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