Since 1998, Melissa Blake has served two terms on Council and three as Mayor. Melissa brings a range of experience from her corporate career including public affairs, materials & services, and human resources. In addition to her regular council duties, Blake has also served on numerous committees, including those related to development, protective services, community services and affordable housing. She holds a Business Administration diploma from Keyano College and a Bachelor of Administration degree from Athabasca University.
Melissa has been recognized in Alberta as a leader through various organizations, such as:
Alberta Venture Magazine's 'Top 50 Most Influential People'
'Woman of Vision' by Global Television in 2006
the recipient of the Canadian Hadassah-WIZO organization 'Woman of Achievement Award' in 2008
Girl's Inc. Woman of Inspiration this past month
Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Sustainable Community Recognition Award.
When Melissa is not advocating for the Region, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Peter, and two sons. As a long term resident of Fort McMurray, Melissa and her family love their community and plan to live here for many years to come.