Mr. Everett McDonald – MLA for Grande Prairie-Smoky

Dear Lord, we thank you for MLA
Everett McDonald and his service to the people of Alberta. May he find deep joy
in carrying out his significant role in the Alberta legislature. Give him the
strength and endurance he needs for the busy challenging days. Bless and
protect his family and keep them in good health. 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
committees:
  • Standing
    Committee on Legislative Offices (deputy chair)
  • Standing
    Committee on Alberta’s Economic Future
  • Special
    Standing Committee on Members’ Service
  • Select
    Special Ethics Commissioner Search Committee
Mr. McDonald was recently appointed as chair of the MLA implementation
team working on the review and implementation of the retail market review
recommendations to strengthen Alberta’s retail electricity market.

He previously served as a member of the Standing Committee on Privileges
and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing, the Select Special Conflicts of
Interest Act Review Committee and the Select Special Chief Electoral Officer
Search Committee.

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.