Mayor and Council
David Gillan – Mayor
David Gillan was elected Mayor on November 9, 2020. Prior to entering political life, Mayor Gillan worked as Finance Director for the Town of Battleford for three years and before that Finance Director for the City of North Battleford for three years as well.
Mayor Gillan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Prince Edward Island as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Saskatchewan.
Mayor Gillan has worked most of his professional career in the private sector working for many multi-national companies in senior management positions.
Mayor Gillan believes the City of North Battleford has many tremendous assets, the greatest being the people who live in North Battleford. The Volunteerism in the City is amazing, this allows possibility to become reality!
Kelli Hawtin – Councillor
Hawtin has served as North Battleford City Councillor since 2014. She and her husband Mitch own and operate Hawtin Plumbing Services, while raising their two daughters. She spent over a decade as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the Battlefords Union Hospital, before venturing into motherhood, radio advertising sales, and now full time business management.
Councillor Hawtin enjoys participating in shaping her community. She wants to ensure the community’s issues continue to be addressed through regional cooperation and solutions, while maintaining amenities to enjoy a high quality of life. She believes that asking good questions and communicating with residents are essential in good community decision-making.
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Thomas Ironstand - Councillor
My name is Thomas (Bill) Ironstand, and I am a lifelong resident of North Battleford.
I have been married to Patricia Whitecalf-Ironstand for 26 years. We have four sons Robin (Tyne), Zachary, Riley and Tommy (Madison), along with four amazing grandchildren.
I am employed as an Emergency Management Coordinator for Battle River Treaty 6 Health Centre and have worked in the trades for most of my life as a carpenter and in the electrical field. I also worked as a Project Manager for the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies where I led a team, developed training and employment opportunities for community members. These jobs have given me an insight into the blue-collar and hardworking values of North Battleford families.
I volunteer with many community groups including; the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Battleford Immigration Resource Centre and have had the great fortune of being awarded a Lifetime Friend of the Boys and Girls Club award. I have coached Girls Softball, Minor Baseball, Boys and Girls Club Hockey, Battlefords Outdoor Hockey League and Battlefords Minor Hockey.
North Battleford is an amazing place to raise a family; our schools, citizens and community facilities are first class. The diversity of the community brings so many rich and colourful cultures together with the potential to learn and grow as people and as a community.
I look forward to working for all the citizens of North Battleford and can be reached by my email.
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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.
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Kent Lindgren – Councillor
Kent Lindgren was first elected to North Battleford City Council in 2016, and re-elected in 2020. 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 represents the City on the Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts Board, Table Mountain Regional Park, and Destination Battlefords. Councillor Lindgren is also a member of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Battlefords Board member outside of Council.
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Ross MacAngus – Councillor
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 neighbouring 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.
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