Council

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The RM of Portage la Prairie is comprised of seven wards, each with its own elected representative.
 
The Reeve is the head of the council and is elected by the entire municipality.
 
The council currently consists of the following representatives:


Reeve Kameron Blight

 

President:  Association of Manitoba Municipalities

Chairperson:  Board of Revision, Budget Committee, Hextall Recreation Fund, Nominating Committee, Portage Regional Recreation Authority, Tax Sharing Committee
 
Member:  Finance & Administration, Equipment, Roads/Routing & Gravel, Drainage, Planning/Municipal Buildings/Land/Economic Development, Utility/Fibre, Human Resources & Public Safety, Animal Control,
 
Director:  Assiniboine River Basin Initiative, Portage Regional Economic Development
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

Councillor & Deputy Reeve Garth Asham

ward1@rmofportage.ca

Chairperson:  Planning/Municipal Buildings/Land/Economic Development Committee, Animal Control,

Second:  Human Resource/Public Safety Committee

Vice-Chair:  Portage Regional Economic Development

Member:  Board of Revision, Budget Committee, Hextall Recreation Fund, Nominating Committee, Portage la Prairie Regional Landfill Authority,

Representative:  MDC Task Force, St. Laurent & District Recreation Commission, West Interlake Watershed Plan

Director:  Whitehorse Plains Community Futures 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Councillor Doug McAuley

dougmcauley68@gmail.com

Chairperson:  Roads/Routing/Gravel Committee, Portage la Prairie Regional Landfill

Second:  Drainage Committee

Member:  Animal Control, Board of Revision, Budget Committee, Hextall Recreation Fund, Nominating Committee

Director:  Fort la Reine Museum

Representative:  West Interlake Watershed Plan 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Ward 3 - Vacant
 
 
 
 
Councillor Roy Tufford

roy.tufford@gmail.com

Chairperson:  Utility/Fibre Committee

Second:  Equipment, Delta Beach & Park,

Member:  Board of Revision, Budget Committee, Portage la Prairie Regional Landfill Authority

Director:  Cartier Regional Water System, Portage & District Hospital Foundation, Portage Regional Recreation Authority

Representative:  Portage Health Services Community Stakeholders Committee, Whitemud Watershed 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Councillor Arnold Verwey

arnieverwey@gmail.com

Chairperson:  Finance & Administration

Second: Planning/Municipal Buildings/Land/Economic Development

Member:  Board of Revision, Budget Committee, Hextall Recreation Fund, Nominating Committee

Director:  Portage la Prairie Planning District

Representative:  Portage Local Immigrant Partnership, St. Claude Vet Services Clinic 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 

Councillor Dale Wood

daleward6@gmail.com

Chairperson:  Equipment Committee, Fort la Reine Museum

Second:  Utility & Fibre Committee

Member:  Board of Revision, Budget Committee, Hextall Recreation Fund, Nominating Committee, Tax Sharing Committee

Director:  Portage Regional Recreation Authority, Portage Regional Economic Development 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

Councillor Kevin Blight

kdblight@bnsltd.ca

Chairperson:  Drainage Committee

Second:  Roads/Routing/Gravel Committee

Member:  Board of Revision, Budget Committee, Hextall Recreation Fund, Nominating Committee, Tax Sharing Committee

Director:  Portage la Prairie Regional Library

Vice-Chairperson:  Portage la Prairie Planning District

Representative:  Portage Local Immigrant Partnership (alternate)

 

 
 
 
 
After conducting an internal review of what Council considers as the municipality’s strengths, areas for improvement, opportunities and challenges, the Council identified 5 key priority areas:

  1. Growth
  2. Partnership
  3. Roads
  4. Drainage
  5. Financial Stewardship
The Council Key Priority Areas provides a detailed description of the key priority areas. 

The 2021 Strategic Plan was approved at the RM Council meeting on January 26, 2021.