Honourable Wayne Drysdale – MLA for Grande Prairie-Wapiti

Father in Heaven, we thank You for
Honourable Wayne Drysdale and that You are with him as he makes critical
decisions and interacts with fellow colleagues and constituents today.  Give him renewed strength and good health to
carry out his calling.  Bless him and his
family and may their lives be filled with Your peace.  Amen

Minister of Transportation

Minister of Infrastructure

Wayne Drysdale was elected to his second term as a Member of the
Legislative Assembly for Grande Prairie-Wapiti on April 23, 2012. He was
appointed Minister of Transportation on December 13, 2013. In addition, he was
also sworn in as Minister of Infrastructure on May 15, 2014, a position he had
held previously as well.

Mr. Drysdale has also served as deputy whip and as a member of the
following Standing Committees of the Legislative Assembly:
  • Private
  • Finance
Previous committee involvement includes serving as a member of the
Treasury Board, chairing the cabinet policy committee on Resources and the
Environment, and serving on the cabinet policy committee on Public Safety and
Services and the Standing Committees on Public Accounts and Resources and

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

Active in his community, Mr. Drysdale has served on the following
  • Grande
    Prairie Regional Emergency Medical Service (vice-chair and founding
  • 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.