The town of Mayerthorpe has a new Mayor.
Janet Jabush was acclaimed on February 28th and officially sworn in on March 11th as the Mayor.
Serving on Council in 2017-2018, Mayor Jabush and her husband Darrel have called Mayerthorpe home for the past 13 years.
When asked why she ran for the position, Jabush said she is committed to advancing and serving the community.
“Now, two of our kids and their families, including five of our grandkids call this town home too. That’s why I ran for council in 2017 and why I decided to run for Mayor. I owe it to my family and to all the other families who live, work and play in Mayerthorpe.
I’m committed to advancing the interests of our community through sustainable economic development and advocacy with regional and provincial stakeholders. Working within our region on key initiatives in support of those interests is a focus for this council and our administration.
When I’m not busy doing ‘Mayor Stuff,’ you’ll find me with my family or, in the summer, riding my motorcycle. I work from home in the safety field and I’m a mature YouTuber.
The opportunity to serve this community as its Mayor is humbling and I will always do my best to be deserving of the trust you’ve placed in me.”
Mayor Jabush will serve as the Chief Elected Official until the next General Election in October 2021, unless she resigns beforehand.
The previous Mayor of Mayerthorpe, Kate Patrick, retired from her post in January after serving the position for 5 years, and as a Councillor for 6 years before that.