Council Member Bios
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 development.
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 Committee.
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 Village.
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!
Councillor Roger Montpellier
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 Councillor.
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.