Mayor & Council

Mayor Tyler Gandam

Office: 780.361.4409 | Cell: 780.312.8562 | Email | Facebook | Twitter

Tyler Gandam has been on Council since 2013, and has lived in Wetaskiwin since 1989. A funeral director by trade, Tyler is also a Captain with the local fire department—whom he has been with since 2001. He loves Wetaskiwin for its people who are always willing to help, volunteer, and donate money to those in need.

Tyler married his beautiful wife, Miranda, in the summer of 2016 at Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC.

Tyler currently represents the City on the following boards and committees:

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  • City/County Committee
  • Maskwacîs Council Collaboration
  • Mid-Size City Mayors
  • Wetaskiwin/Camrose Joint Committee
  • Edmonton Salutes Committee
  • Wetaskiwin Community Transportation Society
  • Wetaskiwin & Area Lodge Authority (alternate)
  • Wetaskiwin FCSS Advisory Board
  • Joint City/School Board Committee
  • Central Alberta Mayors
  • Northern Alberta Mayors/Reeves
  • Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame - National
  • Wetaskiwin Community Engagement Committee
  • Local/Composite Assessment Review Board (alternate)
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Central Alberta Economic Partnership

Councillor Dean Billingsley

Ph: 780.361.4409 | Email Dean

On October 16, 2017, Dean Billingsley was elected to his first term in office as councillor. 

Dean currently represents the City of Wetaskiwin on the following municipal boards and committees:

  • City/County Committee (alternate)
  • West Central Planning Agency
  • Wetaskiwin Library Board
  • Public Art Committee
  • Air Show Committee
  • Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
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Councillor Gabrielle Blatz-Morgan

Ph: 780.361.4409 | Email Gabrielle

On September 11, 2019, Gabrielle Blatz-Morgan was elected to her first term in office as councillor. Gabrielle has lived in the County and City of Wetaskiwin for almost her whole life. She has worked at the hospital since graduating Red Deer College in 2015 as a lab assistant. Gabrielle is passionate about her community, and got married to a lifelong community member, Tyler, in 2017. She loves Wetaskiwin’s diversity, inclusivity, and the strong sense of community this city provides.

Gabrielle currently represents the City of Wetaskiwin on the following municipal boards and committees:

  • Wetaskiwin Library Board
  • Maskwacis Council Collaboration
  • Wetaskiwin Community Engagement Committee
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
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Councillor Joe Branco

Ph: 780.361.4409 | Email Joe

On September 11, 2019, Joe Branco was elected to his third term in office as councillor. Joe moved to Wetaskiwin in 1978 and started working in the concrete industry which he continues to this day. He has been married to his wife Nancy for 38 years, and they have 4 boys and 5 grandchildren. Joe loves to cook and travel! He is a car enthusiast who enjoys driving race cars and classic sports cars.

Joe currently represents the City of Wetaskiwin on the following municipal boards and committees:

  • Wetaskiwin/Camrose Joint Committee
  • Memorial Fund Society
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
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Councillor Alan Hilgartner

Ph: 780.361.4409 | Email Alan

Alan was raised in the Wetaskiwin area, and moved into the City in 1989. As a hard working business owner of nearly 35 years, Alan still finds time to enjoy golfing, curling, and muscle cars. Alan has been married to his wife, Janice, for 38 years, and is proud of his three children and grand-daughter.

Alan currently represents the City of Wetaskiwin on the following municipal boards and committees:

  • City/County Committee
  • Memorial Fund Society
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Wetaskiwin & Area Lodge Authority
  • Local/Composite Assessment Review Board
  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board (alternate)
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Councillor Kevin Lonsdale

Ph: 780.361.4409 | Email Kevin | Facebook

Kevin has been a member of Council since October 2017, and has resided in Wetaskiwin for 55 years. Kevin and his wife, Selina, have three children and five grandchildren, and he enjoys coaching minor football in his spare time.

Kevin currently represents the City of Wetaskiwin on the following municipal boards and committees:

  • City/County Committee
  • Memorial Fund Society
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Joint City/School Board Committee
  • Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Committee
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Councillor Wayne Neilson

Ph: 780.361.4409 | Email Wayne

Wayne has lived in Wetaskiwin for 32 years and has been on City Council since 2013. Previously Wayne was the Principal of Wetaskiwin Composite High School. Wayne currently teaches Stained and Fused Glass at the Wetaskiwin Arts and Crafts Centre.

Wayne is passionate about Wetaskiwin because of its friendly small town atmosphere while providing all the necessary amenities, from recreational facilities to quality health services. Wayne has been married to Carol for 47 years and is proud of his two children--who are both teachers--and his four grandsons.

Wayne currently represents the City of Wetaskiwin on the following municipal boards and committees:

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  • Local/Composite Assessment Review Board
  • Wetaskiwin Community Engagement Committee
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
  • Wetaskiwin & Area Lodge Authority