Ward 3 Councillor Mike Krywiak
Number of years on Council: 10 Personal Background: I was born in Bonnyville and raised on a farm northwest of La Corey. Presently I reside on a farm in the Goodridge area, where I have lived for 35 years. My wife, Linda, and I have been married for 40 years. We have five children – two sons: Taras and Michael; three daughters: Tanya, Tamara, and Sonya; and two grandchildren: Kennedy and Isabella. I have always had a love for animals and enjoy living on the farm. This has given me an appreciation for agriculture, and respect for the environment.
Employment Background: I attended Iron River School up to Grade 11. Then, because of centralization, I graduated from Fort Kent. In 1974. I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education degree. I then began my teaching career at Glendon School, with the Bonnyville School Division No. 46. After 33 years at Glendon School, I retired from the Northern Lights School Division No. 69 in June 2007. On Oct. 15, 2007, I was given the honour to serve as a Councillor for Ward 3 in the M.D. of Bonnyville #87. I am very thankful to be a part of council for another four-year term.
Reasons for becoming a member of Council: I am committed to getting things done for the taxpayers, and helping them to have a better quality of life. I like to ensure that their concerns are addressed as quickly as possible.
Term Goals and Priorities: My first priority is to listen to the concerns and issues, and to deal with them accordingly. I will continue to be visible in the communities as much as possible. Agricultural services and road improvements will continue to be a high priority for me. Safety is another concern that needs to be addressed. I do not agree with regional government. It has not worked in other communities and it will not work here. However, I do believe in and support regional cooperation – helping Glendon, Bonnyville, and Cold Lake with funding. We have the Inter-Municipal Cooperation Plan (IMCP), where we share $5 million with the three urban municipalities. Finally, there needs to be an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation within Council and all the departments.