FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2021
MD of Greenview Elects Reeve and Appoints Deputy Reeve
The Municipal District of Greenview Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Ward 9 Councillor Tyler Olsen as the Reeve and elected Ward 8 Councillor Bill Smith as Deputy Reeve for the municipality at the annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
Reeve Tyler Olsen’s background includes hands-on experience in the industrial and commercial trucking industry. A long-time resident of Grande Cache, AB, Tyler has also spent 17 years as a volunteer firefighter and is currently serving as the Captain for the Grande Cache Station #33 of the Greenview Fire-Rescue Services department in addition to his elected duties. Reeve Olsen is starting his second term as an elected Councillor, having joined Greenview Council in January of 2019 after the dissolution of the former Town of Grande Cache.
“I am honoured by the support of my fellow Council members in electing me to serve as Reeve for Greenview,” said Reeve Tyler Olsen. “We plan to work together to move forward with continued improvements to Greenview economic development, infrastructure, roads, and investment in our communities.”
Deputy Reeve Bill Smith is starting his third term as Councillor for Grovedale, Ward 8 and second term as Deputy Reeve. Bill comes from a multi-generational ranching family in the area who have strong community ties. Bill spent his career as a self-employed tradesman working in and around the region while maintaining his family ranch before running for public office in 2013 for Greenview. No stranger to hard work, Bill juggles his responsibilities as a Councillor while working with his family to maintain their ranching operations.
Deputy Reeve Bill Smith thanked the Council for their confidence, saying, “I have seen many changes in my short political time. It’s a steep learning curve but very rewarding, and I’m looking forward to working with both returning Councillors and our newly elected members of Council.” He added, “I look forward to helping new Councillors in any way they may need to make their time enjoyable while keeping everyone engaged.”
MD of Greenview Council holds an organizational meeting each year to choose a Reeve and make various committee appointments. A complete list of committee appointments will be available tomorrow on https://mdgreenview.ab.ca/government/boards-committees/.
About MD of Greenview:
The Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 is the third largest rural municipality in Alberta. Greenview includes the towns of Fox Creek and Valleyview, the hamlets of Little Smoky, Ridgevalley, DeBolt, Landry Heights, Grovedale, and Grande Cache. This big beautiful piece of Alberta offers an array of rivers, lakes, mountain peaks of the majestic Rocky Mountains, and prairie meadows. Untamed wilderness promises an abundance of outdoor activities. Modern indoor recreation facilities provide sport and recreation activities year-round.