Honourable Greg Weadick – MLA for Lethbridge-West

Lord God we are grateful for
Honourable Greg Weadick and that you enable his circle of influence to grow in
Lethbridge and region.  We pray for a
good report with both individuals and organizations, also that he will have
words of wisdom and good advice that will move Albertans towards success.  Lord we ask You now that Mr. Weadick’s family
will be strengthened and that their family bond will be reinforced.  Amen.

Associate Minister for Recovery and Reconstruction of Southeast Alberta

Greg Weadick was elected to his second term as a Member of the
Legislative Assembly for Lethbridge-West on April 23, 2012. On June 25, 2013,
he was sworn in as Associate Minister for Recovery and Reconstruction of
Southeast Alberta.

From May 8, 2012, to June 25, 2013, he served as Associate Minister of
Municipal Affairs and during his first term, on February 18, 2011, Mr. Weadick
was appointed Minister of Advanced Education and Technology and a member of the
Cabinet Policy Committee on the Economy.

Previously, Mr. Weadick also served as Parliamentary Assistant to the
Minister of Advanced Education and Technology. He has also served on the
following committees:
  • Special
    Standing Committee on Members’ Services
  • Standing
    Committee on the Economy
  • Standing
    Committee on Public Accounts
He has deep roots in Lethbridge, being the fourth generation of his
family to call the city home. He was among some of the first students at the
University of Lethbridge’s new west side campus, earning his bachelor of
science in 1976 before beginning his career as a certified irrigation design
consultant. He has also owned and operated several successful small businesses
in Lethbridge.

Mr. Weadick was first elected to Lethbridge city council in 1991 and
continued to serve for nine years. As a member of council, he helped guide the
city’s pay-as-you-go strategy that put the city on firm financial ground. Mr.
Weadick also served on provincial task forces on police funding and air
transportation while on council.

During his 25-plus years of volunteer service, in Lethbridge he helped
found the Lethbridge Rotary Dragonboat Festival, which has gone on to become
one of the most anticipated events of the year. He was the founding president
of the Lethbridge Youth Foundation and 5th on 5th Youth Services, which has
helped thousands of young people get their education back on track and become
contributing members of society.

He also helped promote the city as chairman of the Economic Development,
Agriculture & Tourism Committee and as a member of the Downtown LA Board.
He has served on the Lethbridge & District Exhibition Board and the
Lethbridge Senior Friendly Committee, the police commission, and is a longtime
Rotarian. As a businessman, Mr. Weadick has long been associated with the
Lethbridge and District Chamber of Commerce, including several years as a
director.

He and his wife, Joanne, also a former alderman, recently celebrated
their 31st anniversary. They have two children, Josh and Lauren, both currently
attending University.