Honourable Wayne Drysdale; Grande Prairie-Wapiti

Father God, it is our prayer that You
would bless Hon. Wayne Drysdale as he serves in our legislature representing
the constituents of Grade Prairie-Wapiti. May You grant him a measure of wisdom
and the insight he needs as he puts plans in motion for our province. May he
also feel appreciated and know how important his role is. In Jesus Name, Amen

Minister of Infrastructure

Mr. Drysdale was elected to his second term as a Member of the
Legislative Assembly for Grande Prairie-Wapiti on April 23, 2012. On May 8,
2012 he was appointed Minister of Infrastructure.

Previously Mr. Drysdale had served as deputy whip and was also a member
of the following Standing Committees of the Legislative Assembly:
  • Private
    Bills
  • Finance
In addition, Mr. Drysdale is a member of the Treasury Board. Previous
committee involvement includes serving on the cabinet policy committee on
Public Safety and Services and the Standing Committees on Public Accounts and
Resources and Environment.

Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Mr. Drysdale
spent 15 years as councilor for the municipal district of Greenview and served
as chair of both the Agricultural Service Board and the Municipal Planning
Commission.

Active in his community, Mr. Drysdale has served on the following
boards:
  • Grande
    Prairie Regional Emergency Medical Service (vice-chair and founding
    member)
  • Community
    Futures Grande Prairie & Region
  • Grovedale/South
    Wapiti Recreation Board
  • Alberta
    Milk Producers
  • Alberta
    Beef Producers
  • Grovedale
    Volunteer Fire Department
Mr. Drysdale and his wife, Sherry, live on the family farm in the Grande
Prairie area. Their daughter, Jodie, along with her husband, Don, and daughter
Tory also live in the region. In 2001, following the tragic death of their son,
Troy, the family established a bursary for local students pursuing a career in
emergency services, fire or EMS in Northern Alberta. To date the bursary has
helped fill 49 emergency response positions in the region.

June 6, 2012