From the left, Councillors Claire Bishop, Mark Foster, Karen Koreluik, Maria Nahnybida, Jason Pennell and Jared Ruf
Councillor Claire Bishop
I am currently the Student Services Teacher at KCI. I have taught in the area since 1987, prior to that I taught at the College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, SK. I studied at the University of Saskatchewan where I received my B.A., B.Ed. I went on to obtain my
Masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Regina. I am committed to serving my community. I have sat on countless committees over the years. I am most proud of my work to bring notice to urgent community needs. I spearheaded the Save the Hospital campaign and led a delegation to the Provincial Health Ministers door. I was instrumental in forming the Band Booster Program during a time when the public school board cut our program. I am currently the chair of the Assiniboine Health and Wellness Foundation and a town councillor. I am not afraid to speak out and work hard for the public interest. Kamsack is an awesome place to live, raise children, work and retire. I share responsibility for the Wellness and Cultural Portfolios with Councillor Nahnybida.
Councillor Mark Foster
Born in Redvers, I moved to Regina in 1987 and then relocated to Kamsack with my wife Gwen in 1991 to work at Sas-Kam Sportsman. I have been involved with many small businesses including part owner of Western Cycle Source for Sports in Regina, owner of Toros Restaurant (1997-1999), and owner of Kandi’s Dari Korner (1992 – present). In 2007 I began my training in the oil/gas and mining industry as an Environmental Technician and eventually worked as a consultant to Prairie Mud Service for a period of 7 years. I performed work for such large companies as BPH Billiton, Agrium Potash, K+S Potash and many others. In the fall of 2014 I began my new adventure as the Broda Sportsplex Operator, where I and my staff make and maintain ice for both hockey and curling. I have been actively involved in minor hockey and minor baseball, both as a coach and member of the board for a number of years. I have also been on the Economic Development Board and most recently on the Kamsack Senior Flyers executive. I will be responsible for the Environmental Portfolio for the Town and will work with ARPA, SERM, AWSA and provide support & oversight to the Utilities Department.
Councillor Karen Koreluik
I am committed to community improvement and stand for sustainability and recruitment of small business; - a vibrant tourism and heritage presence; and a strategy for the future growth of our community, job creation. I was a member of Kamsack’s Town Council (2006-2009) and bring my knowledge and experience to table. The Planning and Development portfolio has been assigned to me and I look forward to working with the Development Appeals Board, SEDA, Tourism Sask and our local businesses.
Councillor Maria Nahnybida
Kamsack has been home for my husband and I, for the past 21 years. We raised our family of 3 sons in the community. I am currently an Agricultural Relationship Banking Manager with Affinity Credit Union, I have been with the Credit Union for the past 30 years. Over the years I have contributed to the community as a volunteer in many various roles, I currently Chair the Board with Eaglestone Lodge Personal Care Home. Continued growth and the sustainability of Kamsack are important to me. I share responsibility for the Wellness and Cultural Portfolios with Councillor Bishop.
Councillor Jason Pennell
I was born and raised in the Kamsack area and moved into town in 2014. I work as a Product Specialist at Nykolaishen Farm Equipment and have enjoyed seeing Kamsack prosper in recent years. I will be responsible for the Infrastructure and Regional Portfolios.
Councillor Jared Ruf
I am a small business owner who has owned and operated In Good Taste Food Service since 2008 and In Good Taste Tent and Event Rentals since 2014. I am married to Nicky and have two children Ella 7 and Flynn 4. While I was born and raised in the area, I have been a resident of Kamsack for the past five years. I am very community minded and have served on Kamsack Minor Ball, Kamsack Senior hockey club and Togo Centennial Committee. I also volunteer for various community events. I will be working with the Recreation Director on the Recreation Portfolio.
Mayor Nancy Brunt
I moved to Kamsack in 1997 after my husband Russ retired from Duck Mountain Provincial Park. Our two sons Keith and Neil loved their school here so we decided to make Kamsack our long-term home. I retired as librarian from the Parkland Regional Library in Kamsack after 14 years and now spend my time volunteering at Kamsack Victim Services, Holy Trinity Anglican Church and will be ordained Deacon of the Anglican Church in March 2014. I am an active member of the Kamsack Players Drama Club and serve on numerous other committees.
My husband enjoys his retirement here in Kamsack playing bridge, making maple syrup and doing all the hunting and fishing, he wants. Our sons are happy to call Kamsack their hometown. I believe that being on council allows me to give back to a community which has warmly welcomed my family.