Beaver County Council

L to R: Councillor Kevin Smook, Councillor Gene Hrabec, Reeve Jim Kallal, Deputy Reeve Barry Bruce, Councillor Dale Pederson

L to R: Councillor Kevin Smook, Councillor Gene Hrabec, Reeve Jim Kallal, Deputy Reeve Barry Bruce, Councillor Dale Pederson

Kevin Smook
Councillor, Division 1 (Northwest of Tofield)
Phone: 780-995-9339
Email: ksmook@beaver.ab.ca

  • First elected to office in 2013, elected as Reeve by Council - October 16, 2014 and held the position for the balance of the term.
  • Graduated from Mount Royal College in 1986 with a Broadcasting Journalism Diploma. 
  • Broadcasting and business background. 
  • Opened Home-Time Reality in 1999 and continues to work as a Realtor.
  • Community activities include: member of the Tofield Lions Club, Tofield & District Chamber of Commerce, Tofield Agricultural Society and the Tofield Satellites Hockey Club.
  • Kevin and wife Shelia raised four children.

Jim Kallal
Reeve, Division 2 (South of Tofield) 
Phone: 780-662-4010 or 780-910-0233
Email: jkallal@beaver.ab.ca

  • Jim was first elected to office in 2004, Jim held the position of Reeve from 2007 until 2010.
  • Jim is trained in Business Management and Accounting
  • Self employed business man
  • Farmer and Rancher in the Tofield area
  • Active Pilots licence (45 years)
  • Enjoys competitive golf, hunting, fishing and spending time with the family
  • Jim and wife Peggy have two children and 7 grandchildren.  
  • Jim and Peggy continue to live off the original family farm just south of Tofield on the Tofield Golf Course.

Gene Hrabec
Councillor, Division 3 (Ryley/Holden) 
Phone: 780-235-1328
Email: ghrabec@beaver.ab.ca

  • Gene was first elected to office in 2007 - 2010, this is his second term in office.
  • Mixed farm operator
  • Current Vice Chair of Strathcona Special Olympics and member of 2021 Host of Special Olympics Summer Games
  • Community activities include: Coaching, volunteering on the Holden Ag Society, board member on various sports teams
  • Gene and wife Carrie have 3 children

Barry Bruce
Deputy Reeve, Division 4 (Holden/Bruce)
Phone: 587-280-2522
Email: bbruce@beaver.ab.ca

  • First term in office
  • Lives on the Family Farm 3rd generation
  • Worked at Blue Sky's Country, John Deere and Blue Sky's Country Dodge Chrysler & Dennill's Agricentre
  • Retired in 2015
  • Barry and wife Anita have 3 children and six grandchildren
  • Enjoys spending time with family & friends and gardening

Dale Pederson
Councillor, Division 5 (Viking/Kinsella)
Phone: 780-385-0545
Email: dpederson@beaver.ab.ca

  • First term in office
  • Cow/calf operator
  • Journeyman Mechanic
  • Manages Repair Service
  • Lives on original family homestead