Gladys Blackmore

Gladys Blackmore

Councillor Gladys Blackmore

Resident of Grande Prairie

  • Since 1990


  • Married to David Blackmore for 45 years; 1 daughter, 2 sons, 6 grandchildren. Grew up west of Beaverlodge, have lived in various places in Alberta and BC, but primarily Grande Prairie.


  • Highschool Beaverlodge Regional
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts, English major, Canadian History minor

Current Occupation

  • City Councillor
  • Retired

Business and Professional History

  • Retired in 2019 to travel extensively
  • Resource Centre for Suicide Prevention CEO 5 years
  • United Way Alberta Northwest CEO 8 years, prior to that worked in Business

Current Community Involvement

  • Focus on Councillor Duties

Past Community Involvement

  • Served as Alderman (Councillor) from 2001-2010
  • Ran for Mayor in 2010, not elected
  • Alberta Mental Health Services Task Force 2014-2019
  • Number of provincial committees relating to mental health and suicide prevention 2014-2019

Notable Accomplishments and Awards

  • Published Short Story Author
  • Registered Financial Planner 1996-2005
  • During previous Council terms, closely involved in the construction of the library, art gallery, police station and Eastlink Centre
  • Travelled to Germany as part of FCM Waste Management delegation to examine alternative options for waste to power applications

Current Council Committees

  • Corporate Services
  • Infrastructure & Economic Development
  • Downtown BIA Board 
  • Grande Prairie Airport Commission
  • Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association
  • South Peace Regional Archives
  • Alternate for Local Immigration Partnership
  • Alternate for Regional School Sites Committee