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The Town of Minnedosa is governed by six councilors and a mayor. 

Town Council was elected in October 2018 and the term of office for these individuals will be 2018-2022.

Mayor 

  • Pat Skatch

Councillors

  • Mark Blais
  • Grant Butler
  • Jim Dowsett
  • Tom Dowsett
  • Rick Saler
  • Frank Taylor

Mayor Pat Skatch

Mayor Pat Skatch


Mayoral Representative on Committee:

CDC

Employee Engagement Committee

Trans Canada Yellowhead Highway Association


First elected to Town Council in 2006, now in my fourth term.

Raised on the family farm at Basswood, graduated from MCI in Minnedosa. Married to Brian, we have two sons and six grandchildren.

Work part time for Royal Bank.

I look forward to the next four years.


Councilor Mark Blais

Deputy Mayor

Email: mblais@minnedosa.com


Standing Committees:

Protective Services

Public Works and Utility

Recreation and Cultural Services 


Council Representative on Committee:

Heritage Village

Minnedosa Lake Enhancement Committee

Rec Governance

Spruce Plains Justice


Mark Eugene Blais born in Minnedosa July 1958. My father Gene was in the RCMP and my mother Evon was a registered nurse. They currently reside in Winnipeg. I am the eldest of 3 boys, relocating with my father’s job, we lived in 11 different communities in Manitoba. I spent my high school years at St. Vladimir’s Minor Seminary in Roblin. I participated in all sports and traveled with Ukrainian dancing and choir.

I was married in Winnipeg in 1980 to my wife Jan (Smellie). We welcomed our first child in 1982, our daughter Laci, then our son Luke was born in 1984. We have 5 grandsons that all live and attend school in Minnedosa. We moved our family from Winnipeg to Minnedosa in 1995, where I bought the 7-11 building and established our business "Blazers”. I operated my business for 22 years where I made many valuable friends and customers. I retired in 2017 when I sold the business. My time is now occupied by a variety of sports and activities. In the summer I play golf, go camping and boating, while my winter is spend downhill skiing, playing hockey and snowmobiling. I find myself very fortunate to be able to enjoy all these activities with my family and friends in the valley life of Minnedosa.


Councilor Frank Taylor

Address: Box 664

Email: ftaylor@minnedosa.com

Phone: 204-867-2245

Standing Committees:

Protective Services

Public Works and Utility


Council Representative on Committee:

Evergreen Environmental Technologies Inc.

Minnedosa Lake Enhancement Committee

Services to Seniors

Tanner's Crossing Planning District Board


This is my third term on the Town of Minnedosa Council. I appreciate the opportunity to serve the citizens of our community. I look forward to the challenges and rewards the next four years bring. I have lived in Minnedosa all my life, and after my marriage in 1977, my wife and myself raised our two daughters here. I was employed by the Town of Minnedosa as the Water and Waste Water Supervisor until my retirement in 2010.


Councilor Grant Butler

Email: gbutler@minnedosa.com

Standing Committees:

General Government Services

Public Works and Utility


Council Representative on Committee:

Assiniboine West Watershed District

CDC

Employee Engagement Committee

Minnedosa Foundation 

Minnedosa Lake Enhancement Committee

Rec Governance


This is my first term as a town-elected Councillor.  My roots to Minnedosa go back to the mid 1960’s when my family came to Minnedosa every summer, as we were very active with the Minnedosa Mallards Water Ski Club.  Since 1987, I have lived in Minnedosa and have been employed with the Rolling River School Division as school administrator, and am currently Director of Instruction, Curriculum and Technology. I am married to Kim, and together we have 7 kids who were all raised in Minnedosa.


Councilor Jim Dowsett

Councilor Jim Dowsett

Email: jdowsett@minnedosa.com

Standing Committees:

General Government Services

Planning and Development Services

Recreation and Cultural Services 


Council Representative on Committee:

Minnedosa Centennial Handi-van Board

Rec Governance

Tanner's Crossing Planning District Board


I first served the Town of Minnedosa as a Councillor from 1983 to 1989.  I became the Assistant Administrator from 1993 to 1998.

In 1998, I accepted the position of Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Killarney and Rural Municipality of Turtle Mountain where I retired in December, 2016.

My wife Donna and I relocated to Minnedosa in November 2017. We have one daughter and two grandchildren.



Councilor Rick Saler

Councilor Rick Saler

Address: Box 38

Email: rsaler@minnedosa.com

Standing Committees:

Protective Services

Planning and Development Services


Council Representative on Committee:

Community Centre Board of Minnedosa (Complex)

EMO Committee

Minnedosa District Veterinary Services Board

Minnedosa Regional Library

Tanner's Crossing Planning District Board


I have resided in the Minnedosa area all of my life. I am married and have a daughter and son-in-law with a grandson and granddaughter that live in Winkler. I also have a son and daughter-in-law with two granddaughters that reside in Minnedosa. Currently I am employed by Tri-Wave Construction Company as an equipment operator.


Councilor Tom Dowsett

Councilor Tom Dowsett

Email: tdowsett@minnedosa.com

Standing Committees:

Protective Services

Recreation and Cultural Services 


Council Representative on Committee:

Community Archives Committee

Minnedosa and District Health Foundation

Tourism Committee

Yellowhead Regional Employment


I love long walks on the wonderful trails in Minnedosa.  I love reading books from Minnedosa Regional Library.  I love the sound of skates on ice at Skate the Lake.  I love learning our history at Minnedosa Heritage Village and Museum.

I would love it, for those that do not live here, to visit Minnedosa and share the experience of our wonderful town!

I am honoured to serve the citizens of Minnedosa.