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Ian Hamilton – Mayor

Mayor Ian Hamilton was first elected as a Councillor in 2006. He ran for and was elected as Mayor in 2009 and won by acclamation in the 2012 Municipal Election.

Hamilton was born and raised in the Battlefords. He and his wife Charlotte raised three daughters and have always been active members of the community. Hamilton obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1980 and has worked at BTC, NWRC and Clements & Kwong Chartered Accountants.

Hamilton is dedicated to helping the City of North Battleford grow and progress by creating an environment that will keep families and businesses here. E-mail Mayor Hamilton


Ryan Bater – Councillor

Ryan Bater was elected to North Battleford City Council in 2012. Bater was raised in North Battleford and educated at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Waterloo. He is a professional Economic Developer, operates his own consulting business, and is the Tourism Development Manager with Battlefords Tourism and Convention Association. He is the former General Manager of the Battlefords REDA. In 2005 he was named the “Economic Developer of the Year” by SEDA.

Councillor Bater is an active volunteer in the community. He is a Director of the Battlefords Union Hospital Foundation and the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Ryan is also a musician and plays bass in the band Jackwagon. E-mail Councillor Bater  Phone: 306-445-1968


Don Buglas – Councillor

Don Buglas is in his fourth term on North Battleford City Council, having first been elected in 2003.

Buglas was born, raised and educated in the Battlefords and returned home after University to raise a family with his wife. The teacher and elementary school principal ran for council to actively get involved with filling in the gaps present in our community.

Councillor Buglas enjoys being involved in the overall process of creating a vibrant and liveable community where people can afford to live. E-mail Councillor Buglas



Ray Fox – Councillor

Ray Fox was first elected to North Battleford City Council in 2003. Fox is long time and active resident of the City, and together with his wife Krista, has two school aged children.

Fox has an interesting and varied background – journalist, communicator, actor, entertainer, manager, CEO and is currently employed as the Director of Justice for the Battlefords Tribal Council Professional Services Corporation. Fox was awarded the “Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee Medal” in 2002, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Citizen of the Year Award in 2006 and the North Battleford Citizen of the Year Award in 2008 – among many other awards.

Fox vows to continue playing a role in the lives of his children and his family, who he says motivate him to be involved in the community. E-mail Councillor Fox  Phone: 306-445-4709 (home) 306-937-6898 (work)

Greg Lightfoot – Councillor

Greg Lightfoot was elected to North Battleford City Council in 2012. Lightfoot, his wife Brenda and their two children have lived in the Battlefords since the 1980s.

Councillor Lightfoot owns and operates Hein Financial Group in North Battleford. He is a founding member and Chairman of the former Battlefords REDA and was named the "Economic Development Volunteer of the Year" by SEDA in 2006. He is currently the Vice President of Catholic Family Services and has been involved in a number of local organizations over the years.

Lightfoot feels with a dynamic and focused City Council, goals toward an even more beautiful and successful North Battleford will be reached. E-mail Councillor Lightfoot


Cathy Richardson – Councillor

Cathy Richardson was one of three new Councillors elected in 2012. Richardson moved to North Battleford in 1984 and is a Speech and Language Pathologist with the Living Sky School Division. She and her husband Ken have two children.

Councillor Richardson has served on a variety of boards including the Battlefords Allied Arts Council, Battlefords Big Sisters, Third Avenue United Church, Kiwanis Music Festival and Bready Home and School.

Richardson believes North Battleford is a community of opportunity and wants to play a role in the revitalization and continued development of North Battleford. E-mail Councillor Richardson  Phone: 306-481-6583 (mobile)


 Kelli Hawtin - Councillor

Kelli Hawtin was elected to North Battleford City Council in a by-election on April 16th, 2014. She has lived in the Battlefords since 2007 and is a Licensed Practical Nurse in the Operating Room at Battlefords Union Hospital. Hawtin was educated locally at North West Regional College and at the University of Saskatchewan for two years in the College of Commerce.

Councillor Hawtin has always had an interest in enjoying and bringing the positives in her community. She wants to play a role in engaging young people and families to participate in shaping the City, and ensure North Battleford is a safe and community focused place where people want to live, work, and play. E-mail Councillor Hawtin.

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