Mr. Wayne Drysdale – MLA for Grande Prairie-Wapiti

Father, as we lift up MLA Mr. Wayne Drysdale to you today. We ask you to be
with him guiding him in all his deliberations and bringing his plans to
fruition. As he travels may he experience your hand of safety and we pray that
he would connect with those who also want success and growth for the people of
his constituency. May he and his team be of one mind as they make decisions for
our province. 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
  • 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
  • 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.