Kevin Smook
Reeve, Division 1 (Northwest of Tofield)
Phone: 780-995-9339

  • Kevin and his wife Sheila have lived in the Beaver County region since 1993, 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. 
  • Upon their return to Alberta in 1993, Kevin and Sheila took over management of a local insurance agency, and in 1999, they opened their own real estate brokerage.

Lionel Williams
Councillor, Division 2 (Southwest of Tofield)
Phone: 780-906-6314

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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