Councillor Bill Tonita - Ward 4
Office location/mailing address:
2001 Sherwood Drive
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 3W7
Bill Tonita was elected to his first term as Strathcona County’s ward 4 representative on October 16, 2017.
Married to his wife Marla for more than 35 years, Bill is a proud father of four grown children and loves spending time with his four grandchildren. His family has lived in Sherwood Park since 2003. Anyone that knows Bill will tell you that family comes first and that building strong communities is an important value in his life. As a parent Bill was actively involved in his children’s activities, as the team manager and coach for various basketball, volleyball and softball teams. He has also been an avid cheerleader of his daughter’s musical career and remains a strong supporter of the Arts. Bill continues to be an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, having served on the Finance Council and as a music minister.
Bill is committed to life-long learning and continuous improvement. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, a Bachelor of Education degree, a Post graduate diploma in Educational Administration, and a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration where his project focused was on “Servant Leadership”.
Prior to being elected, Bill spent 33 years in education including 23 years as an educational administrator at schools in Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan, Lloydminster and Nipawin, Saskatchewan. Bill also spent three years at Alberta Education as a Senior Manager with the School Accreditation and Standards Branch supervising Alberta’s Accredited International Schools. As an Educational Leader Bill was involved in numerous boards and associations. He was Chair of the Elk Island Catholic Division Administrator’s group, a member of the District’s financial allocation committee, and a member of the Negotiating Sub-committee of the Elk Island Catholic Teachers’ Association. Prior to moving to Sherwood Park, he sat on the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation internal review committee and served as President of the Lloydminster Teachers’ Association. Bill also enjoyed his involvement in the planning and design of Holy Rosary High School in Lloydminster while acting as Principal.
Since becoming an elected official Bill serves on numerous boards and committees including the Board of Directors at the Saffron Sexual Assault Centre, the Community Living Advisory Committee, the Economic Development and Tourism Committee, the Finance Committee, the Inter-municipal Relations Committee, the Beaver Hills Initiative Board, the newly created Youth Advisory Committee, the Capital Region Northeast Water Services Commission, and the Heartland Housing Foundation.
Ward 4 Update