MLA Everett McDonald, Grande Prairie-Smoky

God, thank you for
MLA Everett McDonald and the blessing he is to the people he represents in his
work. Lord, bless him and his family. Give him wisdom and strength in the
decisions he makes for the future of this province. Thank you for his faithful
service and his servants’ heart, so important for an MLA to have. Let his
efforts be appreciated and let your love and presence be known to him and loved
ones. Guide him in all he does. In your name we pray, Amen.

Everett McDonald was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Grande Prairie-Smoky on April 23, 2012.

In addition to his duties as an MLA, he also serves on the following

  • Standing Committee on Legislative
    Offices (deputy chair)
  • Standing Committee on
    Alberta’s Economic Future
  • Special Standing Committee
    on Members’ Service
  • Select Special Conflicts of
    Interest Act Review Committee

He previously served as a member of the Standing Committee on Privileges
and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing.

Mr. McDonald was born and raised in Grande Prairie and is a
third-generation farmer; he has been farming in the same district of the county
that his grandfather homesteaded in 1911.

First elected to the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 Council in 1992, Mr.
McDonald served in various capacities during his tenure, including as chair of
numerous commissions and boards and as deputy reeve. He then served as reeve
from 2004 until his election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Mr.
McDonald was the chairman of the Crystal Creek Conservation Society and also
represented the county on various provincial committees, including the Alberta
Growth Summit and the provincial Mountain Pine Beetle Advisory Committee. In addition,
he was also a founding board member of Aquatera, a municipally owned utility
corporation, the first of its kind in the province.

Golf, fishing, hockey and curling are some of Mr. McDonald’s favourite
pastimes. He and his wife, Tina, have four children and are also the proud
grandparents of two grandsons.

March 18, 2013