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Episode 28 – Fort Sask Mayor, Gale Katchur

This week I sit down with the Mayor of Fort Saskatchewan, Gale Katchur.  She shares how and why she became the Mayor and a few other interesting stories!!

Katchur was born Gale Lewchuk in Fort St. John, British Columbia, but raised on a farm near Spirit River, Alberta, Alberta.[1]

Katchur served as a civil servant in the Alberta government before moving to private industry with Baker International. A few years after the birth of her second child in 1983, Katchur was hired as a civil servant for the City of Fort Saskatchewan where she worked for 17 years.

Katchur was first elected to political office in 2007 as a Fort Saskatchewan city councillor, officially resigning her job within the city government upon her election.

In 2010, she defeated incumbent mayor Jim Sheasgreen by earning 54.8% of the popular vote in the two-candidate mayoral race.

Katchur is the second female mayor in the history of Fort Saskatchewan. Muriel Abdurahman was the first.

Katchur is married to husband Wayne, a retired banker. They have two children: Ryan and Erin. Both are married and have children.

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