Council

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

  • Kevin and his wife Sheila have lived in the Beaver County region for over 28 years, raising four children. 
  • Kevin was first elected to Beaver County Council in 2013.  A year later he was elected as Reeve and continued to serve in that capacity until 2017.  He was subsequently acclaimed as a Councillor in the 2017 and 2021 elections and on October 27th he was elected to lead Council as Reeve.
  • Kevin studied broadcast journalism at Mount Royal College in Calgary in the mid 80s.  From there he went on to a radio career in Rosetown, Swift Current and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. 
  • In 1993, Kevin and Sheila returned to Alberta where he took over management of a local insurance agency, and in 1999, they opened Home-Time Realty.  

Lionel Williams
Councillor, Division 2 (Southwest of Tofield)
Phone: 780-906-6314
Email: lwilliams@beaver.ab.ca

  • First term elected to office
  • Born and raised in Tofield. The Williams side of my family moved to the Tofield area in 1910 and farmed in Division 2 of Beaver County. The Ferguson side of my family moved to the Tofield area in 1920 and farmed primarily in the Division 1 area of Beaver County.
  • Played Hockey with the Spruce Grove Mets in the AJHL, with the Medicine Hat Tigers in the WHL and the Tofield Satellites in the BHL.
  • Graduated from the Construction Engineering Technology program at NAIT 
  • Career spanned 40 years in the Construction industry working across Canada and the USA. The last 25 years in Management Positions including 12 years as President of a large specialty contracting company.
  • Married to Susie and we have 3 daughters, Aimee (Brian), Dayna (Ryan) and Krystal (Tyson) and 9 grandchildren.
  • Coached Minor Hockey and Minor Softball teams in Tofield for many years.
  • Moved from Tofield to Division 2 in Beaver County in 2002
  • He and Susie are active in both the Ryley and Tofield Agricultural Societies

Gene Hrabec
Deputy Reeve, 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 third term in office.
  • Deputy Reeve as elected by Council - October 27,2021
  • Mixed farm operator
  • Served as Chairs of Zone 5 Rural Municipalities of Alberta, Beaver Foundation, and Beaver Emergency Services Commission
  • Community activities include coaching, volunteering on the Holden Ag Society, board member on various sports teams and non-profits
  • He and his wife Carrie have 3 children - Sarah, Josh, and Matt

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

  • Second term in office
  • Lives on a 3rd generation family farm north of Bruce
  • Worked at Blue Sky's Country, (John Deere and Dodge Chrysler) from 2003-2009
  • Worked for Dennill's Agricenter from 2009-2015
  • Retired in 2015
  • Barry and wife Anita have 3 children and six grandchildren
  • Enjoys spending time with family, friends, and neighbours,
  • Enjoys hobby gardening

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

  • Second term in office
  • Journeyman mechanic, employed through the years by Whitehorse Construction, Lakeland College (instructor), Atco Gas compressor mechanic and operator
  • Began cow/calf operation in 1985 and manages repair service in conjunction with cattle operation to the present day
  • Worked casually at U of A Research Ranch until 2012
  • Born in Viking, attended school in Kinsella and Viking
  • Never left the family farm and still working with cattle

Business Hours for Beaver County Service Center

Our regular business hours are Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 4:30 pm. Closed all statutory holidays. 

Effective July 2 2021, the County Services Centre will open to the public.

When attending the Services Centre, all visitors will complete a health check and may sign a contact tracing register (optional).

The County strongly encourages residents and visitors to take advantage of the many options for conducting business. Staff are available and happy to assist you with any questions you have and are accessible by phone at 780-663-3730 or by e-mail to administration@beaver.ab.ca.

In addition, please check our website at www.beaver.ab.ca for access to on-line forms, information regarding methods of payment, notices and announcements, etc.

Thank you for respecting the health and safety of our employees and for helping to prevent the spread of the virus. Your patience is appreciated.

After regular business hours your call will be answered by our dispatch service, who will take all your details. If an emergency arises it will be addressed immediately.  For non-emergency requests, your request will  be forwarded to Council or staff on the next business day.

During regular and after regular business hours please contact the Beaver County Service Center @ 780-663-3730 or toll free 1-866-663-1333.