Joan Atkinson moved to Mackenzie with her husband and two sons in 1997 and boasts there is no place she would rather live. Both of Joan’s sons and her husband, Jim, work in the Forest Industry in the area, so Joan recognizes the importance of maintaining a strong forest economy in our community.
As the Mayor of Mackenzie, Joan is very enthusiastic about the opportunities of good paying jobs, affordable housing and a great quality of life that Mackenzie can offer to families and young persons. She is also committed to ensuring the Senior Community in Mackenzie enjoy the respect and support that is due them.
Joan has been a member of Mackenzie’s Council since 2007. Joan’s involvement in the community has been vast and varied and she has been recognized as Volunteer of the Year. Joan sees the role of Council of being one that moves the community into the future, with strong fiscal management, good governance and exploration of all opportunities that are available to Mackenzie.
Joan is committed to ensuring Mackenzie is a safe, attractive and healthy community that people are proud to call home.