Mayor and Council
Ryan Bater – Mayor
Mayor Ryan Bater was first elected as a Councillor in 2012 and became Mayor in 2016.
Mayor Bater was raised in North Battleford and educated at the University of Saskatchewan. He is a professional Economic Developer whose career has focused on business retention and expansion, investment attraction, and destination marketing. In 2005 he was named the “Economic Developer of the Year” by the Saskatchewan Economic Developers Association for his outstanding contributions to the economy of the Battlefords region. He has spoken provincially at conferences on topics including indigenous economic development, community event hosting strategies, destination marketing models, and professionalism for economic developers.
In his spare time, Mayor Bater enjoys riding his motorcycle, playing bass and guitar, listening to records, and developing his craftsmanship in lapidary. He is married to Heather Munn and they have one son named Gordie.
E-mail Mayor Bater Phone: 306-445-1728
Don Buglas – Councillor
Don Buglas is in his fifth term on North Battleford City Council, having first been elected in 2003.
Buglas was born, raised and educated in the Battlefords and returned home after University to raise a family with his wife. The teacher and elementary school principal ran for council to actively get involved with filling in the gaps present in our community.
Councillor Buglas enjoys being involved in the overall process of creating a vibrant and liveable community where people can afford to live. E-mail Councillor Buglas
Kelli Hawtin – Councillor
Kelli Hawtin was first elected to North Battleford City Council in a by-election on April 16th, 2014. She has lived in the Battlefords since 2007 and is a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Operating Room at Battlefords Union Hospital. Hawtin was educated locally at North West Regional College and at the University of Saskatchewan for two years in the College of Commerce.
Councillor Hawtin has always had an interest in enjoying and bringing the positives in her community. She wants to play a role in engaging young people and families to participate in shaping the City, and ensure North Battleford is a safe and community focused place where people want to live, work, and play. E-mail Councillor Hawtin.
Greg Lightfoot – Councillor
Greg Lightfoot was first elected to North Battleford City Council in 2012. Lightfoot, his wife Brenda and their two children have lived in the Battlefords since the 1980s.
Councillor Lightfoot owns and operates Hein Financial Group in North Battleford. He is a founding member and Chairman of the former Battlefords REDA and was named the "Economic Development Volunteer of the Year" by SEDA in 2006. He is currently the Vice President of Catholic Family Services and has been involved in a number of local organizations over the years.
Lightfoot feels with a dynamic and focused City Council, goals toward an even more beautiful and successful North Battleford will be reached. E-mail Councillor Lightfoot
Kent Lindgren – Councillor
Kent Lindgren was elected to North Battleford City Council in 2016. He works for Battlefords Family Health Centre as the HIV Coordinator. Councillor Lindgren was born and raised in North Battleford, and after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan, he returned home to begin a career. Councillor Lindgren has subsequently earned a certificate in Harm Reduction from York University.
In 2015, Lindgren was selected as a CBC Future 40 Under 40 for his commitment to his community and area of work. North Battleford is a distinct community, and through his career and extensive local volunteerism, Lindgren strives to address critical underlying problems in the community.
Councillor Lindgren has a strong belief in North Battleford, and sees the future of this city as a centre for creativity and diversity. E-mail Councillor Lindgren
Kevin Steinborn – Councillor
Kevin Steinborn was elected to North Battleford City Council in 2016. He is a life-long resident of North Battleford. Councillor Steinborn has enjoyed a successful career with the North Battleford Fire Department dedicating 30 years with the last 16 years as the Deputy Fire Chief of Prevention. He served as the chair for the North Battleford Hub and is currently a board member for the Battlefords North Stars. Together with his wife Laura he has two children, Matéa (20) and Kiana (16).
Councillor Steinborn says that one of the biggest issues for the City is ensuring to listen to what the community wants. Many of the major issues from housing, to sports, to taxes, stem from a lack of communication, limited understanding, or residents just not being heard. He will work toward helping build a positive City that families and future generations will be able to experience and enjoy. E-mail Councillor Steinborn
Len Taylor – Councillor
Len Taylor was elected to North Battleford City Council in 2016. As former City Councillor, Member of Parliament, MLA, and Cabinet Minister, Councillor Taylor has an understanding of North Battleford’s history, and a strong desire to ensure its citizens have a prosperous and secure future.
A journalist, and manager, Len Taylor believes the municipality’s future depends on its Council being able to anticipate challenges and work with its citizens and all levels of government, organizations, and neighboring communities, including First Nations, to solve problems and make plans for future development.
The long-term security of our water supply, the relationship between the City and the new Saskatchewan Hospital, (and the future of the existing/historic building), the delivery of adequate housing, transportation, and recreational services will be in front of the Council within the next year. Understanding the past, present, and future with a proven history of common sense is the benefit that Len Taylor brings to this council table. E-mail Councillor Taylor
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