Mayor & Council

2023 - 2025 Term of Office

The new Council for the Town of Diamond Valley was elected on November 28, 2022; and was sworn into office on January 9, 2023.  

Council Committee Representation

Each year, Council is required to hold an Organizational Meeting of Council. At that meeting Council sets its committee representation for the following year.  

Contact Council Members

You may contact the Mayor and Councillors by leaving a message at the Town Office 403-933-4348 or click on the email link on each individual profile below.

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Mayor Barry Crane

Mayor Barry Crane has been a part of the Diamond Valley community for the past 15 years. His family was initially drawn to Diamond Valley for the small-town feel, the eccentric and friendly people, the safety of knowing your neighbours, and the spirit of volunteerism that runs through the veins of small-town folk. Since arriving in Turner Valley 15 years ago, he has been part of the volunteer community via the Lions Club and has received major recognition for his work. "Actions speak louder than words," Mayor Crane often says. His greatest desire is to see more affordable seniors housing and recreational opportunities for our youth.

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Councillor Jonathan Gordon

Councillor Jonathan Gordon settled with his family in the Diamond Valley area in 2014 to help support his parents so they could age in place. They were drawn here for the small-town feel and the beautiful Rocky Mountain backyard, as they enjoy the outdoor lifestyle this provides. Councillor Gordon enjoys volunteer work, often behind the scenes, and has been involved in multiple non-profit startups across the globe over the years. Some of his commitments include transparent governance; stewardship of resources; asset management; and strategic community planning; including water, housing, economic and recreation master plans.

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Councillor Cindy Holladay

Councillor Cindy Holladay has been a resident of Diamond Valley for over ten years and has served as a Councillor for the past five years in the Town of Turner Valley. As a busy mom of four kids, she enjoys volunteering with her children's schools, basketball teams, and church youth programs. Councillor Holladay has a background in accounting and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a specialization in Forensic Accounting. She is serving a second term on the Alberta Municipalities Municipal Governance Committee, and has enjoyed working with the Municipal Planning Commission and other inter-municipal committees. She is excited about the future of our community and will focus on understanding what is best for residents when making decisions.

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Mayor Brendan Kelly

Deputy Mayor Brendan Kelly

Councillor Brendan Kelly and his family chose the Diamond Valley as their home because they believe this is the best place in Alberta to raise their kids and grow deep roots. He has been a proud English and Social Studies teacher in Eden Valley for the past nine years. During the past year, as the Mayor of Black Diamond, Councillor Kelly worked hard to increase communication and transparency for residents. His goals remain to keep the communication lines wide open. He wants to maintain the unique and diverse community of Diamond Valley by building up local businesses, upgrading infrastructure, increasing affordable housing, and growing the community purposefully. You are his priority.

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Councillor Veronica Kloiber

Councillor Veronica Kloiber

Councillor Veronica Kloiber and her family have called the Diamond Valley home since 2009 when she and her husband moved back to the area to raise their son in a small-town setting, close to extended family. Councillor Kloiber studied communications with a minor in journalism at Mount Royal University (then Mount Royal College). Having sampled life in other small communities, she can genuinely say this area is her true home. As the current chair of Community Futures Highwood, a member of the Intermunicipal Economic Development Committee, and through her work with the Foothills Tourism Association, Veronica supports economic growth, business development and retention, and of course tourism in the Foothills region. You can often find her out on the trails west of town exploring Kananaskis on horseback or walking her two dogs around town.

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Councillor Hazel Martin 

Councillor Hazel Martin was born and raised in the Diamond Valley area, graduating from Oilfields High School and then setting out to work in the oil and gas industry, which is where she met her husband. They returned to the community in 1981 to raise their children. They also have two darling grandchildren who live close by. For over 25 years, Hazel worked for the Town of Turner Valley, first as a water-meter reader and progressing to a role organizing community events such as Discovery Day and the annual New Year's Eve Party. Before retiring in August of 2021, she provided administrative support for all departments within the organization. Councillor Martin's goal over the next three years is to continue to support managed community growth and maintaining the qualities that make Diamond Valley such a great place to live, work and play.

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Councillor Heather Thomson

Councillor Heather Thomson

Councillor Heather Thomson has lived with her family in the Diamond Valley area for over 46 years, raising her children and now continuing to live, work, and play here with her grandchildren. She has been avidly involved in the community, volunteering on non-profit boards and organizations, including as current Director of the Future Cowboys and Cowgirls Rodeo Society of Alberta. After retiring from the town of Turner Valley as the Legislative Services manager and acting as Interim Chief Administrative Officer, Councillor Thomson has been heavily involved in the amalgamation process. "Moving into the future together; we have a better chance of sustaining financial resiliency, economic development, responsible growth, asset management and residential service levels."

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