Running for Council

Running for Council


Below you will find the information you'll need to know about running in the by-election and becoming a City Councillor.

Submitting Nomination Papers

Nomination Papers (Form 4 and 5) must be completed and submitted in person by noon on September 19, 2022. Papers are to be signed by and submitted to the City's Returning Officer or Substitute Returning Officer.

To submit your papers: 

  • Prior to September 19 - please book an in-person appointment by emailing
  • On September 19 - drop-by City Hall in the North Conference Room between 8:30 a.m. and 12 noon.

Candidate Information Package

The Candidate Information Package provides detailed information that applies to all candidates:

Onboarding, Orientation and Training 

The newly Elected Official is required to attend mandatory Onboarding, Orientation and Training sessions.

Additional Information

The role of elected officials is to lead. Elected Officials determine the long-term goals and priorities of their municipality. Doing this effectively takes skill and an understanding of how to separate the day-to-day from the big picture.  Below are a few examples of priorities and planning determined by elected officials (Council) throughout an Election term.

Capital and Operational Planning

The City of Grande Prairie administration works diligently every year in creating budgets. 

Financial planning and management is key to supporting a healthy municipality that can ensure that its current and future service commitments are funded in a sustainable manner.

View the City's current Capital and Operating Budget.

Council Remuneration and Expense Reimbursement Policy