First elected to Sturgeon County Council in 2017. Currently serving her second term as Mayor.

Mayor Hnatiw has come from four generations of farmers but has spent most of her adult life as a small business owner in the oil and gas service industry. She has been a Sturgeon County resident, as well as an active participant and volunteer in the community for 16 years.

There’s a lot of great work to be done [at the EMRB] but it’s often gritty work and requires our full attention and full passion to be able to deliver the decisions that are right for the Region.

Mayor Alanna Hnatiw
EMRB Board Meeting
Dec. 9, 2021
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Leadership within the EMRB

  • Board Vice Chair (October 2020 to December 2021)

  • Member Integrated Regional Transportation Master Plan (IRTMP) Task Force (June 2019 to August 2021)

  • Member Shared Investment for Shared Benefit (SISB) Task Force (December 2018 to August 2021)

  • Member Regional Agriculture Master Plan (RAMP) Task Force (February 2018 to August 2021)

Impact across the Region

Mayor Hnatiw actively engages federal, provincial, municipal, and Indigenous leaders to craft future opportunities and push out the boundaries of our economic, environmental, and social potential. For example, through RAMP, the Region is focused on creating value-added agriculture and agri-food sector jobs and increasing the Region’s economic prosperity by an estimated $10 billion. 

Mayor Hnatiw provides leadership and vision for the next generation of energy development in the Region, by creating and chairing the Edmonton Region Hydrogen Hub, and as past Chair of the Alberta Industrial Heartland Association, where she remains an active Board member.  

Mayor Hnatiw also brings a dynamic voice as a Northern Alberta Mayor and Reeves Caucus member. She works in close partnership with other municipalities through Edmonton Global, the Growth Management Board Rural Caucus and her personal leadership on the Villeneuve Landing Network. She is also working hard to honour relations with Indigenous groups to support meaningful approach to Truth and Reconciliation. 

Sturgeon Municipal Profile