John Lehners

John Lehners


Resident of Grande Prairie

  • Since 1963


  • Wonderful Wife Donna and two great children, Adam and Analise
  • Two fur kids, Hugo and Tory


  • B.Sc. in Engineering and P.Eng.
  • Alberta Land Surveyor Designation

Current Occupation

  • City Councillor
  • Professional Consulting Engineer

Business and Professional History

  • Started working out of University for Dome Petroleum in High Level before coming back to Grande Prairie
  • Partner at Beairsto Lehners Ketchum Engineering for 21 years before starting Design Works Engineering, a full service building design with offices across Canada. 
  • Present owner of Design Works Inspections

Current Community Involvement

  • Rotary
  • Grande Prairie Legends of Hockey
  • German Canadian Club
  • Treasurer for Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Director on the Alberta Cancer Foundation

Past Community Involvement

  • Twenty years on the Grande Prairie Public School Board, nine of those as Chair
  • Helped host the Royal Bank Cup as VP of Special Events
  • Fund raised and built the original facilities on the west half of South Bear Creek
  • Involved in coaching various sports and was a hockey referee for many years

Notable Accomplishments and Awards

  • 2020 Maclean's Magazine top 100 start-ups in Canada
  • Lifetime achievement award for Peace Region Engineering Association
  • 4 years on the Alberta Health Services Board
  • 3 years on the Alberta School Boards Association
  • 20 years on the Grande Prairie School Division

Current Council Committees

  • Chair - Corporate Services Committee
  • Member - Infrastructure & Economic Development Committee
  • ICF Negotiating Committee
  • Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance
  • Regional School Sites Committee
  • Combative Sports Commission
  • Economic Development Strategic Planning and Advisory Committee
  • Subdivision and Development Approving Authority