The County of Grande Prairie has a new reeve for the first time in a decade. At an organizational meeting Monday, Division 5 Councillor Bob Marshall was elected as reeve while Division 6 Councillor Peter Harris was elected deputy reeve for the fourth time.
Marshall has served as a councillor since 2013 and says he’s honoured to step up as reeve. He notes it’s a challenging time for the economy.
“Prioritizing residents’ needs by continuing to invest in critical projects and essential programs will remain my focus in this new leadership role.”
Harris was also first elected to council in 2013 and was first elected deputy reeve in 2019.
“I will continue to focus on economic development and ensuring the County remains a great place for residents to live and work,” adds Harris. “I want to express my gratitude to Council for their ongoing vote of confidence as I begin my fourth term as Deputy Reeve.”
This marks the first time in a decade that the county has new representation. Division 3 councillor Leanne Beaupre was first elected reeve in 2012 but decided not to put her name forward this year. She tells MyGrandePrairieNow.com that she wants to focus more on the constituents of her division and her family.