First elected to St. Albert Council in 2010, Cathy Heron served two terms as Councillor and is now serving her second term as Mayor.

Mayor Heron has been a lifelong resident of St. Albert and has dedicated her life to public service. She is committed to meeting the needs of her community and her Region, and has made many contributions to both over the years.

One of the Region’s advantages is our relative affordability… We need to work together to tell this story to the rest of the world.

Mayor Cathy Heron
UDI Regional Realities
Nov. 29, 2022
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Leadership within the EMRB

  • Member Growth Plan Five-Year Interim Review Task Force (April 2022 to present)

  • Member Shared Investment for Shared Benefit (SISB) Task Force (April 2019 to August 2021)

    Chair SISB Task Force (December 2018 to March 2019)

Impact across the Region

Mayor Heron is passionate about creating a sustainable and prosperous Region. In 2013, she sat on the initial task force to update the regional growth plan. This work culminated in 2017 with the release of Re-Imagine. Plan. Build. The update delivered a comprehensive long-term plan to enable growth in the Edmonton Metro Region for generations to come. 

In 2022, when the EMRB initiated a five-year interim review of the growth plan, Mayor Heron stepped up to Chair the related task force leading the review process. Mayor Heron also served four years as a Director of the Alberta Capital Region Wastewater Commission. Her commitment to supporting municipalities extends beyond her own city and region. Mayor Heron recently completed her term as the President of Alberta Municipalities, where she had been a Board member since 2015.

Mayor Heron is a firm believer in ensuring everyone is welcome in our communities as we all do our part to reduce our environmental footprint. She is focused on affordable housing and complete communities, knowing higher density for new residential development is essential to preserve the surrounding agricultural lands and to lower municipal servicing costs into the future. Making the most effective use of scarce resources is important to her, as reflected in her ongoing role as Director on the Board of the Alberta Recycling Management Association.

St. Albert Municipal Profile