Mayor & Councillors

Coaldale Town Council consists of a Mayor and six Councillors. The current Council was elected on October 18, 2021, for a term of four years. For more information on Coaldale’s elected officials, please read the bios below. To contact members of Council, please use the or send an email to the addresses listed in each of the bios below.

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Mayor Jack Van Rijn
Jack Van Rijn was born in Taber, Alberta and his family farmed in the Readymade area until 1966 when they moved to Coaldale. Jack is the youngest of 18 children and the only one born in Canada. Coaldale has been his home all his life and is where his…
Councillor Jacen Abrey
Coaldale has been Councillor Jacen Abrey’s home since 1982 which is when he first met his wife Kim. They have been married for 34 years and have four lovely daughters, Kandace, Darcee, Raegan and Kaci. Coaldale is currently home to three generations of…
Councillor Jason Beekman
As a first-term Councillor, Jason is excited for the opportunity to represent the citizens' concerns and help navigate Coaldale into the future. Jason is committed to spending the next four years working to build and grow Coaldale together with everyone…
Councillor Bill Chapman
First elected in 2007, Councillor Chapman is no stranger to municipal politics. Alberta provincial politics is also of great interest, and he has been following it closely for almost 30 years! In fact, it was a source of Bill’s research and study at the…
Councillor Dale Pickering
My name is Dale Pickering. I was raised on the family farm in the Coaldale area. I attended Kate Andrews High School where I met my wife Cheree. We have been married for 38 years. We have made Coaldale our home for 36 years. We have two daughters we…
Councillor Lisa Reis
Lisa Reis was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta. Her family immigrated here from Guyana, South America, in 1981. Lisa is the youngest of 5 and was the only child born in Canada amongst her two brothers and two sisters. Lisa moved to Coaldale in 2005…
Councillor Jordan Sailer
As a newly elected Councillor, Jordan is looking forward to serving on Town Council and bringing citizen opinions and concerns to the table when decisions are made.  Jordan was born and raised in Lethbridge and is a graduate of Lethbridge Collegiate…