Council & Staff


2016 Mayor and Council

Councillor Kevin Maine; Deputy Mayor Fred Rapati; Councillor Cathy Chaney -(Resigned)

Mayor Ralph van Assen; Councillor Tina Smith



2017 Village Council- Please note updates will be made to this page following the October 2017 Council Meeting


Deputy Mayor 

Councillor Ivan Laing



Councillor Dwayne Mayr

Dwayne is on his 2nd year on Village Council.  As a business owner at Warburg Village Market, a father and a grandfather, he along with his wife and family are also very active in the community.


Councillor Kevin Maine

Kevin is in his 4th year on Council and enjoys his involvement in disaster services  planning.  Kevin and his wife have lived in the area for a long time, and are actively involved in the curling club as well as other community events.


Councillor Tina Smith

Tina was born in Toronto and grew up in Aurora Ontario.  She moved to Alberta in 1980 and has called Warburg “HOME” for the last 24 years.  Tina is a mother of 3 and has 3 grandchildren.  Tina works in town at Warburg Village Market, is going into her 4th year on Council and can be found running and enjoying time with her grandchildren.


Councillor Steven Swartz


Administration & Staff

Municipal Administrator Christine Pankewitz

Chris  was born and raised in the community, is married and has also raised  their 2  children  (both married and therefore gaining a wonderful daughter  in law and son in law) in the Warburg area.  She is  blessed with 6   wonderful grandchildren, 4 grandsons and 2 granddaughters.  “Spending time with my grandkids is my favorite hobby! It is so true that being a grandma is simply amazing!”  Chris enjoys living close to 3 of her grandsons, camping, quadding, curling and volunteering for the community.  She has been involved in the community from a young age including volunteering for the school, hockey, baseball, Ag Society, United Church, Arena Board, FCSS as well as other community events.

Chris began working for the Village part time in 1988, and accepted the Municipal Administrator position in 1995.  Chris truly loves and enjoys working in the community and believes that Warburg is a wonderful and safe place to live, work and play.


FCSS/Recreation Coordinator Terri Syniak

Terri was born and raised in the community.  Terri was a teacher for 30 years, specializing in special ed and counselling.  She has been working as our FCSS / Recreation Coordinator for the past 4 years and enjoys helping others in our community.


Administrative Assistant Nicole Rapati

Nicole is a long time village resident who has been working at the office for 18 years.  In her spare time Nicole is a figure skating judge, evaluator and technical controller.


Administrative Assistant Tasha Harrop 

Tasha was born and raised in the Warburg area.  She has been working for the Village since April of 2015 and enjoys interacting with our residents each day.  Tasha is a member of the Warburg & District Parks and Rec Board as well as the Pioneer Ag Society and enjoys running the concession at the Warburg Arena, camping, and spending time with her family.


Public Works Rob Tessier



Public Works Shane Blosky