Council Members

The 2021 Municipal Election was held on October 18, 2021. The following City Council members were sworn in on November 1, 2021.

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Mayor Linnsie Clark
Linnsie Clark

Mayor
Phone: 403-529-8181

Appointments

  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Community Futures Entre-Corp
  • Cypress View Foundation
  • Intermunicipal Committee
  • Medicine Hat Community Housing Society
  • Palliser Economic Partnership
Councillor Robert Dumanowski
Robert Dumanowski

Councillor
Phone: 403-502-4348

Appointments

  • Administrative and Legislative Review Committee
  • Corporate Services Committee, Chair
  • Public Services Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Police Commission
Councillor Cassi Hider
Cassi Hider

Councillor

Appointments

  • Corporate Services Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Public Services Committee
  • Municipal Names Committee
  • Palliser Economic Partnership
  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
  • Tourism Medicine Hat Committee
Councillor Darren Hirsch
Darren Hirsch

Councillor

Appointments

  • Audit Committee, Chair
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Energy, Land and Environment Committee, Chair
  • Highway 3 Twinning Association
  • Police Commission
Councillor Allison Knodel
Allison Knodel

Councillor

Appointments

  • Administrative and Legislative Review Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Corporate Services Committee
  • Civic Functions
  • Friends of Medalta
Councillor Andy McGrogan
Andy McGrogan

Councillor

Appointments

  • Administrative and Legislative Review Committee, Chair
  • Development and Infrastructure Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede
  • Municipal Planning Commission, Chair
Councillor Ramona Robins
Ramona Robins

Councillor

Appointments

  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Public Services Committee, Chair
  • Cypress View Foundation
  • Medicine Hat Public Library
Councillor Shila Sharps
Shila Sharps

Councillor
Phone: 403-458-3218

Appointments

  • Audit Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Development and Infrastructure Committee, Chair
  • Energy, Land and Environment Committee
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Intermunicipal Committee
  • Municipal Planning Commission
  • Physician Attraction and Retention
Councillor Alison Van Dyke
Alison Van Dyke

Councillor
Phone: 403-458-3227

Appointments

  • Audit Committee
  • Development and Infrastructure Committee
  • Energy, Land and Environment Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Inter-City Forum on Social Planning
  • Regional Drainage Committee
  • Alberta Municipal Climate Leadership Council
  • Physician Attraction and Retention
  • Shortgrass Library System

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Pursuant to section 16.4 of the Procedure Bylaw #4725 section 7.21, any individual, delegation or special interest group requesting to make a presentation at a Council meeting shall complete and submit an application form to the City Clerk. The City Clerk, in consultation with the mayor, will determine when such applications will be referred to Council or a standing committee for consideration.

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March 21, 2024 Special meeting of City Council to address Code of Conduct complaint

On March 21, City Council held a special meeting to deal with a Code of Conduct complaint stemming from an incident at the August 21, 2023 meeting of City Council. City Council enlisted an external party to conduct an investigation, and at the meeting announced a number of sanctions against Mayor Linnsie Clark. The following occurred at the meeting:

City Council accepted the investigation report from Kingsgate Legal dated February 27, 2024. 

City Council approved the following motion: Council finds Mayor Linnsie Clark has breached the City’s Code of Conduct Bylaw 4492 by failing to treat the City Manager with courtesy, dignity and respect during their exchange at the August 21, 2023 Open Council meeting.

City Council approved the following motion: Arising from such breach of the Code of Conduct, the following sanctions are imposed:

  1. Publication of a letter of reprimand and request for apology, in the form read out by the Acting Mayor on behalf of Council;
  2. Suspension of Mayor Clark’s presiding duties under section 154 of the Municipal Government Act;
  3. Mayor Clark will no longer be the official spokesperson for Council;
  4. Mayor Clark is prohibited from entering the Administration area of City Hall, and outside of Council meetings will not have any direct contact with City staff other than the City Manager, which will be on the following basis:
    • Mayor Clark may only communicate with the City Manager via email that must be copied to all of Council; and
    • If the City Manager agrees to meet with Mayor Clark in-person, such meeting must be in the presence of another member of Council.
  5. Mayor Clark will no longer attend meetings of the Administration Committee;
  6. Corresponding to the foregoing reductions in Mayor Clark’s duties, her salary will be reduced by 50% effective from the date of this motion.

City Council approved the following motion: That Council address the appointment of a rotating Chair for future meetings and a replacement representative of Council to attend Administration Committee meetings at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting.

Read the Kingsgate Legal investigation report