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Mayor & City Council

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City Council 2017-2021City Council consists of a Mayor and eight Councillors, elected for a term of four years. The position of Mayor and Councillors are at-large elections, meaning that each person elected represents the City as a whole and not a particular ward or section of the City.

The Municipal Government Act sets out the powers of municipal governments. The Mayor is the Chief Elected Official of the municipality and has duties as both Councillor and Mayor. The Chief Administrative Officer of the City is in charge of day-to-day City operations and employees.

City Council Strategic Plan 2019-2022
Medicine Hat City Council has approved its Strategic Plan 2019-2022.  The strategic priorities focus the limited energy and resources of the organization on those issues/initiatives that are most critical to the organization’s success. Effective governance and leadership is integral to the organization’s ability to advance Council’s priorities.

The plan identifies six strategic priorities and will assist the City to move toward Council’s vision for Medicine Hat in 2040.

The six priorities identified are:

1 - Fiscal Responsibility
Fiscal Responsibility
We will be fiscally responsible in our decision making to support short and long-term sustainability of the City.
2 - Economic Development
Economic Vitality
We will grow and diversify our economy with increased employment and industry and tourism investment opportunities.
3 - Infrastructure Renewal
Infrastructure Renewal
We will focus on managing aging assets to ensure quality and sustainable infrastructure.
4 - Community Safety and Vibrancy
Community Safety and Vibrancy
We will maintain the safety of our community and continue to build vibrancy and a high quality of life.
5 - Sunshine Hospitality
Sunshine Hospitality
We will capitalize on our recreational, cultural and natural assets to promote our community.
6 - City Government
City Government
The City increasingly stands out as a well-governed and well-organized municipal corporation with a positive corporate culture.

Key results are associated with each priority area, outlining the specific outcomes Council expects to accomplish.

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City Council Travel Reports
In keeping with City Council’s commitment to public transparency, Administration has prepared an annual report of Councilors' travel for public information.   This Travel Report was completed in conjunction with the City of Medicine Hat year-end reporting.

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City Council Meetings Schedule

City Council Meeting

To view the council agenda information click here
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Contact Us
City Hall, 580 First Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8E8

General Inquires: 403.529.8181
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