Dear Holy Father in Heaven, today we ask you to watch over Mr. Mark Smith, MLA for Drayton Valley-Devon. We ask that you bless his work on the Standing Committee on Families and Communities. We know that as the families thrive, so will our province. Your Word reminds us in Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (ESV) Bless Mark and his family today. We ask this in the Name of Jesus, Amen.
Mark Smith was elected to his second term as MLA for Drayton Valley-Devon, on April 16, 2019. He currently serves as chair of the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing. He also serves a member of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship. Prior to his election as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Smith was a social studies teacher with 30 years of experience as an educator. Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Mr. Smith completed his post secondary education in Alberta. He began studying at Concordia College in 1979 and later received his bachelor of education degree from the University of Alberta. An avid sportsman who enjoys football, hockey and basketball, Mr. Smith has dedicated a great deal of his personal time over the past 30 years to volunteering as a basketball coach. He has also volunteered on the board for Calvary Baptist church in Drayton Valley for many years. Mr. Smith and his wife, Lisa, have three children: Joshua, Luke and Sarah.