Trustee Elections

On October 18, 2021 School Board elections will take place across the province of Alberta.  School board trustees are local politicians elected by and accountable to the community they serve.  The provincial government delegates to the school boards the responsibility for conducting the affairs of the school jurisdiction.  The school board has many responsibilities including (but not limited to):

  • setting school jurisdiction goals
  • planning school jurisdiction priorities
  • developing and implementing an annual budget
  • advocating on behalf of the school community to decision-makers and stakeholders
  • Ensuring regular opportunities for public input and access

Do I have what it takes to be a successful school board trustee?

Am I prepared to put my community and students first?

Successful school board trustees put the needs of students first.  They run for office because they passionately believe a quality education is one of the most important things a community can do to ensure students have the knowledge and skills that enable them to be better prepared for life.

Do I need to be an expert in education?

No, you don’t.  The school board trustee does not serve as a professional educator or as the spokesperson for a particular interest group or region.  The ideal school board includes people from all aspects of life and is as representative as possible of the community it serves.

Am I eligible to run for school board trustee?

There are some basic requirements you must meet:

  • be at least 18 years old
  • be a Canadian citizen
  • be eligible to vote in the election
  • have lived in the local jurisdiction and the ward if any, for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day

Interested and eligible individuals are encouraged to consider running in this fall’s election.

Notice of Nomination Day


Local Jurisdiction: Fort Vermilion School Division, Province of Alberta

Notice is hereby given that Nomination Day is MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2021, and that nominations for the election of candidates for the following offices will be received at the location of the local jurisdiction office set below within the period beginning on JANUARY 1ST, 2021 and ending at 12:00 noon on Nomination Day.


(# Of Vacancies)   Ward
Trustee (1)           Ward 1 – Rainbow Lake/Zama City
Trustee (2)           Ward 2 – High Level
Trustee (1)           Ward 3 – Rocky Lane
Trustee (1)           Ward 4 – Fort Vermilion
Trustee (1)           Ward 5 – Blumenort
Trustee (2)           Ward 6 – La Crete
Trustee (1)           Ward 7 – Buffalo Head Prairie/Tompkins Landing

Location of Local Jurisdiction Office:
Fort Vermilion School Division
Central Office
5213 River Road
Fort Vermilion, AB
Phone: 780-927-3766

Dated at the Hamlet of Fort Vermilion in the Province of Alberta this 1ST day of JANUARY 2021.

Norman Buhler
Returning Officer

The full nomination package is available here:

Nomination Package