Honourable George VanderBurg, Whitecourt-Ste. Anne

Dear Lord, I pray for the Honourable George
VanderBurg as he represents the people of Whitecourt, Alberta. We pray that you
will continue to guide him in his daily work. May he know that the long hours
he puts in serving are appreciated. We pray as well that you would show your
love to his family and keep them healthy and safe. Amen.

Associate Minister of Seniors (reporting to the Minister of Health)

George VanderBurg
was elected to his fourth term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Whitecourt-Ste. Anne on April 23, 2012. On May 8, 2012, he was named Associate
Minister of Seniors (reporting to the Minister of Health). During his third
term he was sworn in as Minister of Seniors.

In addition, Mr.
VanderBurg served as a member of the Cabinet Policy Committee on Public Health
& Safety, the Canadian Energy Research Institute.

In April 2006 Mr.
VanderBurg was appointed Minister of Government Services. In August 2006 he was
also appointed Acting Minister of Innovation and Science. Both positions were
held until December 2006.

Mr. VanderBurg has
also served as a member of the following:
  • Personal Information Protection Act Review
    Committee (deputy chair)
  • Standing Committee on Legislative Offices
    Committee
  • Standing Committee on Government Services
  • Seniors Advisory Council for Alberta (chair)
  • Standing Committee on Public Accounts
    (vice-chair)
  • Advisory Council on Electricity
  • Standing Committee on the Alberta Heritage
    Savings Trust Fund
  • Standing Committee on Private Bills
  • Standing Policy Committee on Agriculture and
    Municipal Affairs
  • MLA Tourism Funding Review Committee
  • School Construction and Operating Review
    Committee
  • Roles and Responsibilities Committee,
    Municipal Affairs
  • MLA Precious Minerals and Mines Strategy
    Committee
  • Northlands Park Board (director)
  • Transmission Advisory Commission (chair)
Prior to becoming
the MLA for Whitecourt-Ste. Anne in 2001, Mr. VanderBurg served 15 years in
municipal politics. He served as the mayor of Whitecourt for almost nine years
and spent six as a town councillor.

Over the years Mr.
VanderBurg was an active Rotarian, and he and his wife, Liz, were successful
owners and operators of various businesses in northern Alberta. He was
president of the Whitecourt Chamber of Commerce and was the recipient of the
Chamber of Commerce president’s award. Mr. VanderBurg has also been named
Whitecourt’s citizen of the year and been awarded the Alberta Chamber of
Commerce small business of the year award.

Mr. VanderBurg and
his wife have been married for 35 years, have two sons, Kris (Amanda) and Jake
(Crystal) and live in Whitecourt.

May 14, 2012