Alberta Association of Municipal Districts & Counties Vice President
Carolyn Kolebaba was elected as the first female Vice President for the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties (AAMDC) and served from 2005 – 2008. In the fall of 2010, she was re-elected as Vice President. Carolyn sits on the Clean Air Strategic Alliance Board , Alberta Municipal Health and Safety Association, R.W. Hay Awards , and Local Authority Pension Plan Stakeholder Consultation Group to name a few.
Carolyn is the regional representative for the Northern Alberta Municipal Zone to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. These committees include the Northern and Remote, Transportation and the Environment and Women in Government.
Carolyn was born in Peace River and raised in the Municipal District of Peace. She and her husband Mike, operate a trucking company along with their sons in Northern Sunrise County. They retired from mixed farming in the spring of 2010 which they operated for over 30 years. Carolyn worked in the Educational System as a Certified Teacher Assistant with a Structure of Intellect background, for 15 years.
She entered municipal politics in 1998, and was elected Reeve of Northern Sunrise County in 2000. In her role as municipal Councilor and Reeve, Carolyn is the Chair of the North West Corridor Development Committee (NCDC) joint committee with membership that comprises of Industry and governments in British Columbia, North West Territories and Alberta. She is also on the executive of the Peace Regional Library System, Mackenzie Municipal Planning Association and Peace Synergy Group.
In 2012 Carolyn was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for her dedication to service to her peers, to her community and to Canada. In 2014 she was awarded Citizen of the Year by the Peace Regional Economic Alliance.
Carolyn has her Certificate of Completion on the Principals of Assessment for Assessment Review Board Member, Certificate on Disaster Social Services Planning Course, Certificate on Finding Agreement, and graduated from the Alberta Elected Official Program.
Her love for making the community a better place to live has her on a journey that she is very grateful for and greatly enjoys.