Dale Bumstead, Mayor for the City of Dawson Creek will be retiring from his position on City Council effective Friday September 9, 2022.

Mayor Bumstead has proudly served as the City’s Mayor since 2013.  During his time on Council, his passion has been with the regional Health Care system, the City’s financial health and the City’s connections with the local indigenous population.  The City’s goal to move a minimum of 70% of the Peace River Agreement revenue from its current use in Operating back into the Capital program is well on track to be complete by 2030.  Progress has been made through working with the South Peace Health Services Society to assist the health care sector, with the creation of the Bultery’s House; and the City’s relationship with the local indigenous community remains strong, which recently included jointly hosting the Collaboration BBQ at this years the 100th Anniversary of the Fall Fair.

“We will see municipal elections in Local Governments throughout British Columbia take place in October of 2022, and the City will see a transition with changes on Council” said Mayor Bumstead.  “I have been honoured and humbled to serve as the Mayor of Dawson Creek, the city where I was born and raised, and will truly miss the daily challenges, excitement and enrichment that this role has provided me.  Thank you to everyone who provided me with the opportunity to serve and the support shown over the past nine years.”

“On behalf of Council and all the employees and residents of Dawson Creek, we want to offer our sincere appreciation to Dale for his significant contributions, positive impact and lengthy community service to the City of Dawson Creek and Peace region” said Blair Lekstrom, Chief Administrative Officer.  “We also want to extend very best wishes to Dale upon his retirement from Council and wish him and his family every success in his next chapter.”

Information provided by the City of Dawson Creek