Mr. Everett McDonald – MLA for Grande Prairie-Smoky

Dear
Heavenly Father, we are in prayer today for MLA Everett McDonald.  May he feel Your smile upon him and
experience Your presence with him as he goes about his day.  May You go before him and pave the way so
things go smoothly and work efficiently. 
Thank You for the good things You have stored up for him and his family,
may they enjoy many good times together. 
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 Alberta’s Economic Future
  • Special
    Standing Committee on Members’ Service
  • Treasury
    Board
  • Government
    Operations 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 deputy chair of the
Standing Committee on Legislative Offices and as a member of the Select Special
Ethic Commissioner Search Committee, 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.