Barnwell 2021 Municipal Election Candidates


Shayla Anderson

I grew up in Raymond Alberta.  I have always loved living in small communities, I can’t imagine raising my kids anywhere else.  Being active has always been important to me.  I played rugby when I was younger, and now enjoy coaching the Taber High school team.  I am married to Joshua Anderson, who was raised here. He is now a Denturist and practises in Taber.  We have four children, Malin (11), Seviya (9), Corbin (7), and Haven (5).  I have always enjoyed baking, and have recently started my own business, Sugar Mama Baked Goods.  I love creating and sharing my talents through delicious goodies.

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Del Bodnarek

I am running for village council in the wonderful community of Barnwell.

I have had the honor of being on Council and being mayor for almost 15 of the last 22 years I have lived here. During that time, I have had the pleasure of working with some of our community’s wisest, community minded people.  Together we have grown our community responsibly, being responsible with our spending, keeping low taxes while also keeping our civic infrastructure well maintained.

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Kent Bullock

My wife and I have lived in Barnwell for 40 years. I grew up in Welling, Alberta on a small irrigation farm where I learned the value of hard work. Education was also very important to me and I enjoyed learning. After high school, I attended university and received a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering.  My wife and I have been married for 47 years and have 6 children and 29 grandchildren.  All of our children received their K through 9 education here in this community in the public school system.

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Missy Foster

I attended university in Lethbridge, where I earned degrees in both Fine Arts and Education. Both of these fields continue to play an important role in my life. Currently, I am working part time as a substitute teacher and piano instructor.  Both of these endeavors have given me opportunity to build relationships with members of our community.  I am married to Travis Foster, and we have 3 wonderful children. 

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Lori Jean Fowler

Our family relocated to Barnwell in 2019 after receiving glowing reviews about the Village and community members. Growing up in a small village I highly value the small community feeling and have always felt that community involvement is very important.

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Debra Hansen

Hello Village Residents. My Name is Debra Hansen. I am currently running for Village council. I have been a resident of this great place for 45 years and my husband Bob and I have raised our 5 children here. 

I have been involved with the village for many years. Currently serving as Deputy Mayor for the past 4 years and would especially like to participate and help this great community grow. I have been a big part of planning and assisting in the Barnwell celebration for a long time.

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Jake Hiebert

I have built a number of homes here in Barnwell as a home builder, during this time it became obvious that this is a great place to raise our family. So my wife, Tina and I moved our family to Barnwell in 2015.

Since then, we have come to enjoy and appreciate the small town feel and quiet comfortable lifestyle.

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Ian Matheson

I’m a native Albertan, born in Grande Prairie. From 1955 to 1958 I learned to “lean into the wind” when our family moved to Cowley, where my Dad was station manager at the airport. After years of city living, and a career with ACSA (Alberta Construction Safety Association), I moved back to Southern Alberta.  I like the peace I feel here, even the trains have a prairie sound.

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Cornelius Neudorf

I grew up in Southern Alberta and made the decision to move my family to Barnwell 6 years ago. My wife and I found Barnwell to be a wonderful and friendly community to raise 7 amazing children. Over the years I have had the opportunity to meet so many friendly people in town and look forward to meeting many more. 

I started my career at a grain elevator and eventually went into the trades. I am a Journeyman Electrician and have worked in the electrical industry for 10 years.

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Verl White 

I have been a Barnwell resident since 1987, the year I moved our family to this great community. One year prior to that, I purchased C & A Automotive, which you know as Verl’s Automotive. During my thirty-four years of living here, I have watched our village grow and prosper. We have welcomed many families from all walks of life, which has added greatly to the richness of our community.

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