Mayor Bob Lehman
Bob Lehman was born and raised in Onoway. His parents had a
cabin on Lac Ste. Anne in the 1940s and it serves as a second home
to Bob's family. Bob built a home in Val Quentin in 1992 and in
1999 he officially retired to the lake.
Bob has been actively involved in the community. He played
hockey, baseball and curled. He coached Pee Wee hockey for 12
years. Bob was the founding president of the Onoway Agricultural
Society, helping to fundraise and build the Onoway arena.
Bob is also the past president of Onoway Curling Club. He is
currently the chairman of the Regional Recreation Board in Lac Ste.
Anne County. He is a member of the Alberta Beach Snowmobile Club
and volunteers on the Trail Committee as a groomer-operator. He is
also a member of the Onoway Fish and Game Club.
Bob was elected to County Council, Division 1, for two terms;
one year as Deputy Reeve. While on council, he was appointed a
voting member of the Edmonton Regional Planning Commission. He was
also elected chairman for the Yellowhead Regional Commission. While
on these two Commissions, Bob was involved in land use plans,
subdivisions, regional plans and lake management plans. As chairman
of the lake management plans for Lac Ste. Anne, Lake Isle, Lac La
Nonne and Sandy Lake, Bob promoted lake stewardship to protect
these lakes for future use.
In 1982, Bob was recognized by Alberta Recreation and Parks for
outstanding volunteer contributions to municipal recreation
Deputy-Mayor Marlene Walsh
I am looking forward to working collaboratively with
Council and the residents of Val Quentin during the next four
years. I place a high value on community involvement and
volunteerism and really enjoy meeting and working with people.
My community involvement includes having served as a
Director for the Chamber of Commerce, being a small business
owner, a Volunteer Coordinator for Community Events, FCSS
Advisory Board Member and Chairperson for the Parent Advisory Board
Enthusiasm for public involvement, along with
a passion for environment and community outreach also motivate
me to participate in the ongoing development of our Summer
I enjoy summer evenings around the campfire, spending time
with family and friends, gardening (which recently I
discovered that some of my prize plants are really noxious weeds)
and just enjoying our lakeside lifestyle!
Roger fell in love with Lac Ste. Anne at a very young age as his
family has owned property near the lake since 1958. Roger
personally has owned a cabin in the area since 1971 and became a
permanent Val Quentin resident in 1994.
Roger has served on the Tri-Village Sewage Commission during his
previous two terms. He was also on the Wild Water Committee from
2010 to 2013. His background in the Electrical Engineering Industry
and volunteer work in his community in Edmonton and as past
Director and Vice-President of the Maple Leaf Hockey Athletic Club
have provided him with excellent resources for his work as a
As the walking trail and flood plan have been completed Roger
intends to work at finding methods to mitigate blue green
algae and to maintaining and improving the resources and
quality of life in Val Quentin.