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Meet the Council

DSC00631TOWN COUNCIL 2013-2017

Back row (left to right):  Darren Pearson, Lynn Schultz, Bryan Gust
Front row (left to right):  Rosella Peterman, Penny Shantz


Penny Cropped



Penny Shantz – Mayor

My husband Ron and I chose the Bashaw area to build  Country Nine Golf Course, and chose Bashaw a second time as our retirement  home.  We became involved in numerous local organizations and enjoyed the many volunteer activities. Eleven years ago a local gentleman suggested I put my name forward for a seat on council . Our two adult children , Chris and Leana and Ron  gave me their blessing and the rest , as they say , is history.

It has been a pleasure to work with every councilor and employee thru the years and an honour to work for each resident for the vibrant future of Bashaw.


Rosella Peterman – Deputy Mayor

I am married to Terry and we have 3 adult children, 2 in-law family members and 7 grandchildren. Both Terry and I were born in Saskatchewan although in different areas, met and married in Vancouver. Together we have lived in all 4 western provinces taking up residence in each one on several occasions, living both in major cities and small villages and towns. We have been residents in Bashaw since 2012 and thoroughly enjoy small town life here.

Professionally I attended the Manitoba Institute of Technology where I was enrolled in the Architectural Design program. On completion of my course I switched gears to work for a Municipal Engineering firm and, during our many moves, I worked for several more engineering firms before finding work in Legal Land Surveying. I have never been afraid to try a new aspect of work but found much of what I did centered in land development. In the meantime I enjoyed the architectural aspect and have continued in design and construction plans through my own private company of Green Gable Design.

Both Terry and I have always been very involved in the communities where we lived. One of my most satisfying volunteer opportunities was with Habitat for Humanity where I provided over 2 dozen set of house plans, helped in the construction of many of them and served as chair of the Building Committee, on the Board of Directors and on the Executive Committee of the Board. For my involvement here I was awarded the UMA Denis Cote Community Service Award and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Metal. Of course the biggest reward was seeing the looks of joy on the faces of the partner families as they received the keys to their new homes.




Lynn Schultz – Councillor

I was raised on a farm North West of Bashaw.  In 1966, I married my wife Bernice.  We have two children, Barry and Charlene and seven grandchildren.

I coached Minor Hockey for a number of years.  I was a part of the building committee for the Community Centre and sat on the Recreation Board and Agricultural Society Board.

In 1990, we moved to Southern Alberta where I managed a Forage seed farm.  In 2007, we returned to Bashaw.  I am very involved with many aspects of my community.




Bryan Gust – Councillor









Darren Pearson – Councillor

I was born and raised in the Bashaw Area.  I am married to Carrie and we have two daughters, Presley Age 11 and Ireland Age 8.  My wife and I have owned and operated Bashaw Meats  & Sausage Ltd. for 10 years now.   My wife and I have always been very involved with our community.  We both sit on several Boards in our Community and devote much of our spare time to Volunteering throughout.  I am currently in my first term at Council. 


Town of Bashaw Portfolios – 2015-2016

 (A) Tourism & Economic Development
 Bashaw Ag Society Councillor Pearson
(B) Appeal and Review Boards
 Regional Assessment Review Board  Rosemary Wittevrongel
Subdivision & Development Appeal Board Deputy Mayor Peterman and Councillor
Citizens at Large:  Dwayne Bamber,
Dale Baden and Carolyn Hoyle
 (C) Protective and Safety Services
 Disaster Services  All Members of Council
 Director of Emergency Management  Town Foreman, Murray Holroyd
 Deputy Director of Emergency Management  County currently advertising position
 Emergency Public Information Officers  Mayor or Deputy Mayor
Emergency Alert System Town Council and appointed Staff –
Fire Chief Mike Andriatz and Public Works Foreman Murray Holroyd
Fire Department Councillor Pearson
Regional Emergency Management Services Councillor Pearson
(D) Community Services
Bashaw Municipal Library Councillor Gust
Parkland Regional Library Deputy Mayor Peterman
Camrose Area Lodge Authority Mayor Shantz
Bashaw and District Support Services Deputy Mayor Peterman
Bashaw Youth Foundation/Boys and Girls Club of Canada  Deputy Mayor Peterman
(E) Public Facilities and Transportation Management
Bashaw Airport Commission Councillor Schultz
Citizen at Large:  Mel Hay
Bashaw Area Recreation Board Councillor Schultz, Deputy Mayor Peterman
as Chair
Bashaw Bus Society Councillor Gust
Highway 12/21 Regional Water Services Commission Mayor Shantz, Councillor Gust
Alternates:  Deputy Mayor Peterman,
Councillor Schultz and Councillor Pearson
Bashaw Community Centre Board Councillor Pearson


Town of Bashaw Council Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd  Thursday of the month, Council Chambers, Town of Bashaw Office, 5011 – 52nd Avenue, at 5 pm.  EVERYONE WELCOME!!!