Phyllis has lived in Parkland County since 1975 and has actively served our community raising issues of concern to residents including:

  • Service delivery equity across the County; listening and working to provide solutions for resident issues.

  • Implementing the Regional Collaboration Plan with Stony Plain and Spruce Grove to seek out efficiencies that help control taxation.

  • Set Terms of Reference for a County Governance/Organization Review including communication with taxpayers for greater accountability, transparency and open dialogue.

  • Land Use Bylaw public input on development and agriculture land use.

  • Driving the County Fibre Study for full access to fast, secure and affordable internet to ensure community sustainability for business, jobs, youth and education.

  • Safe and caring communities – RCMP/Bylaw Enforcement response.

Honouring survivors and the lost children, Parkland County Mayor Shaigec and guests raised the Treaty Six flag. Ceremony respectfully led by Enoch Former Chief Jerome Morin and Paul Chief Arthur Rain with drummers. Elders Morin and Rain raised the Every Child Matters flag on Canada’s Orange Shirt Day on the path to acknowledging reconciliation. A memorable day for Enoch Band, Paul Band and Parkland County. Appreciation to Parkland’s Lorna Wolodko and Councillor Jensen for organizing this event.  

VLN partners it is a great day! 

Sod turning at the Villeneuve Airport to announce the waterline investment from Alberta’s Municipal Stimulus Program.

Photo credit: Sturgeon County

Blueberry Scouting open house at Chickakoo.
Phyllis visits 95 year old Peter Bakker. Peter and Phyllis were Parkland County candidates in the 1989 election. He says, “Once we were opposition, now we are friends”! The voters made a good decision.”
Peter lives in Stony Plain.


  • Parkland County Reeve and First Publicly Elected Mayor
  • Parkland Board of Education Past Chair
  • Rural Municipalities of Alberta Director
  • University of Alberta Board of Governors, External Committee 
    Member, Community Relations
  • Peer Mentor, Alberta Municipal Affairs
  • Blueberry Community League Past Chair, Founder Bluegrass Festival 


  • Senior Management Consultant, Beacon for Change
  • Alberta Agriculture, Alberta Legislature
  • Freelance Writer
  • Federal and Provincial Boards
  • Elected Officials Education Program
  • NAIT Business Graduate


  • Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • Canada 150 Ambassador
  • Premier’s Award of Excellence Municipal Affairs
  • Premier’s Outstanding Albertans Centennial Award
  • Parkland County Award of Excellence for Community Service
  • World Masters’ Games Athlete – 10 km Race-walk
  • Horizon Stage Award for 25 Years of dedicated service

OCTOBER 18, 2021

9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

©2021 Phyllis Kobasiuk