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Mr. Wayne Drysdale – MLA for Grande Prairie-Wapiti

Heavenly
Father, we pray for MLA Wayne Drysdale today. Guide him in the exact things
that he has need of. You God, see all the issues that he will face as he walks
through this day in the legislature with his colleagues and all the challenges
ahead. We pray courage for him to stand for the good of Albertans and those in
Grande Prairie – Wapiti. Amen

Wayne Drysdale was elected to his third term as a
Member of the Legislative Assembly for Grande Prairie-Wapiti on May 5, 2015.

He currently serves as a member of the Standing
Committee on Private Bills and the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship.

He had previously served as Minister of
Transportation and as Minister of Infrastructure.

Mr. Drysdale has also served as deputy whip and as
a member of the following Standing Committees of the Legislative Assembly:
  • Private
    Bills
  • 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 Environment.

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 Commission.

Active in his community, Mr. Drysdale has served on
the following boards:
  • Grande
    Prairie Regional Emergency Medical Service (vice-chair and founding
    member)
  • 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 daughters Tory and Sydney 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.