Mayor - Rod Frank
Office location/mailing address:
2001 Sherwood Drive
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 3W7
Statement on regional shared benefits
Strathcona County works collaboratively to increase efficiencies of service delivery and lower costs for all citizens, and to grow prosperity across the region. The Edmonton Metro Region Board (EMRB) and Edmonton Global are the mechanism by which this work is done constructively, and we believe these discussions should continue at these venues.
The County maintains a competitive economic climate by creating positive conditions for growth, while also focusing on priority-based budgeting and fiscal responsibility. We provide exemplary service levels and recreational amenities out of our own resources, and citizens of all municipalities are welcome to use them.
We look forward to continued regional collaboration. At the same time, we will protect our citizens’ fair taxation rights and the financial independence of the County.
Mayor Rod Frank
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Rod was elected to his first term as Mayor of Strathcona County on October 16, 2017. Mayor Frank moved with family to Sherwood Park in 1963, and now lives here with his own family.
Rod has Business and Law Degrees from the University of Alberta, and brings 30 years’ experience in business and law to Strathcona County Council. He was also a former Lawyer In Your Corner columnist for the Sherwood Park News.
Leadership credentials in the business world include co-leader of Legal Services at TELUS, and practice lead to the wholesale, business, and wireless divisions; as well as lead competition law advisor. He was lead counsel closing a $1.2 billion-dollar deal, one of the single largest telecom services transactions in Canadian history.
In the legal field, he headed the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section, comprised of over 1,000 expert antitrust lawyers. Rod is also a former member of the American Bar Association’s Compliance & Ethics Advisory Board.
In the non-profit sector, Rod was one of the original incorporators of the Elk Island Education Foundation (REAL Foundation), and a former President and General Manager of the Edmonton Wildcat Junior Football Club.
With two sons who grew up in the Park, Rod has also volunteered for more than 15 years in local schools, and “every sport out there – football, hockey, soccer, baseball, lacrosse”.
Rod is committed to serving the citizens throughout this four-year term. The core of his plan is to provide financial certainty for individuals and industry, and a citizen-centred culture.
“I respect the trust citizens have placed in me. I dedicate my service over the next term to advancing the best interests of Strathcona County, and to this community being a leading light in Alberta.”