"... as politicians in local government, we are more alike than not. Sharing of knowledge, skills and the networking between seasoned elected folks and those recently elected enhances service to our residents."
A resident of Parkland County since 1975, Phyllis Kobasiuk became actively involved in the community she chose to raise her three children. A graduate of the business studies program at NAIT, Phyllis worked in administration with Alberta Agriculture, the Alberta Legislative Assembly, and was a freelance writer with the Community Voice newspaper.
Phyllis brought her background and experience to the community in her many volunteer roles in local organizations and was first elected to Parkland County Council in 1989 and in 2004, she became the first Mayor of Parkland County to be publicly elected by the residents.
For all her contributions to community and to the region, Phyllis has been recognized with a number of awards, including the Parkland County Award of Excellence for Community Volunteerism, the Premier`s Centennial Medal, and the Premier`s Municipal Excellence Award.
As a peer mentor, Phyllis believes that "as politicians in local government we are more alike than not. Sharing of knowledge, skills and the networking between seasoned elected folks and those recently elected enhances service to our residents".