Honourable Wayne Drysdale, Grande Prairie-Wapiti

Dear Father God, we give thanks for
the Honourable Wayne Drysdale, MLA for Grande Prairie-Wapiti and all he does
for this province. We pray that you will give him wisdom and guide him through
the tough decisions he has to make from day to day. Help him to take the time
he needs for rest and relaxation. In Your name, Amen.

 
Minister
of Infrastructure

Mr.
Drysdale was elected to his second term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Grande Prairie-Wapiti on April 23, 2012. On May 8, 2012 he was appointed
Minister of Infrastructure.

Previously
Mr. Drysdale had served as deputy whip and was also a member of the following
Standing Committees of the Legislative Assembly:

  • Private Bills
  • Finance

In
addition, Mr. Drysdale is a member of the Treasury Board. Previous committee
involvement includes serving on the cabinet policy committee on Public Safety
and Services and the Standing Committees on Public Accounts and Resources and
Environment.

Prior
to serving with the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Mr. Drysdale spent 15
years as councilor for the municipal district of Greenview and served as chair
of both the Agricultural Service Board and the Municipal Planning Commission.

Active
in his community, Mr. Drysdale has served on the following boards:

  • Grande Prairie Regional Emergency
    Medical Service (vice-chair and founding member)
  • Community Futures Grande Prairie
    & Region
  • Grovedale/South Wapiti Recreation
    Board
  • Alberta Milk Producers
  • Alberta Beef Producers
  • Grovedale Volunteer Fire
    Department

Mr.
Drysdale and his wife, Sherry, live on the family farm in the Grande Prairie
area. Their daughter, Jodie, along with her husband, Don, and daughter Tory
also live in the region. In 2001, following the tragic death of their son,
Troy, the family established a bursary for local students pursuing a career in
emergency services, fire or EMS in Northern Alberta. To date the bursary has
helped fill 49 emergency response positions in the region.

June
6, 2012