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Mr. Wayne Drysdale – MLA for Grande Prairie-Wapiti

Dear God, we are
grateful for MLA Mr. Wayne Drysdale and all the work he does in our
province.  May he see new possibilities
as he travels and talks to the people of Alberta.  Renew his strength and help him to see how
important the work is that he has been called to do.  Give him times of rest and refreshment with
family and friends.  Amen.   (Grade 6 student)
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.