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Influencers and Go Getters

Defining Community Spirit LISA WARDLEY

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isa Wardley, 47, of Zama City, AB, is brimming over with passion for her community, and it shows. Not only does she have an impressive list of volunteer positions, both past and present, she has also instilled the passion of community involvement into her three adult children. Both of her daughters are volunteer firefighters, just as Wardley herself was for eight years. After moving to Zama City from Regina, SK, in 1992, Wardley co-owned a

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trucking company, which allowed her to work from home while her children were young. The experience taught her that “you do what you have to, when you have to,” which, with that job, could be at any time of the day or night. Wardley supplements the income from her current job as an elected Councillor representing Ward 10/ Zama City for Mackenzie County—a position she has held since 2004 with the additional title of “Deputy Reeve” since 2016—with

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a variety of other part-time jobs, including doing the accounting for the Zama City Community Library and the Zama Recreation Society (though she logs far more volunteer than paid hours). Over and above those responsibilities, she participates in nearly a dozen other boards and committees, including the Northwest Species at Risk (NWSAR) Committee, the Mackenzie County Library Board and the Mackenzie Frontier Tourist Association

(MFTA), to name only a few. Wardley is grateful that she got to raise her children in such a community-minded atmosphere and loves the experiences her family has had because of it. She attributes raising kids in a small town environment to producing people who think of others first, who aren’t afraid of hard work, who volunteer and who are confident and successful in what they do. That is what she believes her community is all about.

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In this Issue: 5 Influencers and Go Getters, North to Alaska Conference, Social Media Trends and more ~ Move Up Magazine is Northwestern Alb...

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