MLA Hector Goudreau, Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley

Heavenly Father, we  thank you for MLA Hector Goudreau and for his
many years of service in   Dunvegan –
Central Peace Notley. We pray for continued health and strength for him as he
works tirelessly for what is best for Albertans. We ask for creative solutions
to be given to him. We pray for protection for him, his wife and daughters. We
pray also for joy in his position at the Legislature as well as in his
community involvement, In Jesus name, Amen

Hector Goudreau was
elected to his fourth term as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for
Dunvegan-Central Peace-Notley on April 23, 2012. Currently Mr. Goudreau serves
on the Standing Committee on Private Bills, the Standing Committee for Public
Accounts, the Standing Committee for Families and Communities and the Select
Special Chief Electoral Officer Search Committee.

Mr. Goudreau has
served as chair of the Cabinet Policy Committee on Community Development, the
deputy chair of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and as a member of
the Standing Committee on Community Development, Standing Committee on
Alberta´s Economic Future, the Special Standing Committee on Members´ Services
and the Legislative Review Committee.

Previously, Mr.
Goudreau served as Minister of Municipal Affairs, Minister of Employment and
Immigration and Minister of Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture. He also
served as Deputy Government House Leader.

Mr. Goudreau has
served as a member of the Standing Policy Committee on Agriculture and
Municipal Affairs, vice-chair of the Alberta Grain Commission, a member of the
Historic Dunvegan Advisory Committee and a member of the Heritage Savings Trust
Fund Committee. He has also served as a member of the standing committees on
Private Bills and Public Accounts as well as the Standing Policy Committee on
Learning and Employment.

Mr. Goudreau sat as
a council member with the town of Falher and also spent some time as deputy
mayor.

Born on October 11,
1950, Mr. Goudreau was raised on a dairy farm in Beaumont. He graduated from
the University of Alberta with a bachelor of science degree, majoring in
agriculture. He also completed a number of courses at the universities of
Duluth, Minnesota and Montana.

With 27 years as a
district agriculturist, he has worked as a crop specialist for the provincial
government, was the assistant manager of Falher Alfalfa, an agronomist in
Australia, farmed with his family and has his own farm. Mr. Goudreau was a
recipient of the government of Alberta’s employee award for 25 years of
service.

Mr. Goudreau is and
has been involved with community and professional organizations, including:
  • Alberta Institute of Agrologists, member
  • Agricultural Society, member
  • Agriculture-related organizations: seed
    cleaning plants, AADC and a canola product team
  • Peace County Development Corporation, chair
  • Falher and Area Economic Development Committee
  • SCENO – Enterprise Centre
  • Smoky Applied Research and Demonstration
    Association (SARDA)
  • Northwest Corridor Development Corporation,
    member
  • Smoky River Water Co-op, member
  • Smoky River trade shows
  • Knights of Columbus, member
  • Canadian Parents for French
  • School committees, church committees
He received the
Knights of Columbus Knight of the Year award in 1987.

Mr. Goudreau lives
in Falher with his wife, Angeline. They have three daughters: Micheline,
Monique and Melanie. In his free time he enjoys travelling, fishing, curling,
reading and farming.

May 2, 2013