Mayor Chris Warwick
Town of Hanna, Alberta
Chris is a 3rd generation hardware store owner in Hanna, AB. where he was born and raised. He entered into municipal politics in the fall of 2004 when he successfully ran a campaign for position of councillor in the Town of Hanna. He ran another successful campaign for councillor in 2010, and in 2013 Chris put his name forth for Mayor and was fortunate to be acclaimed. Chris was once again acclaimed as Mayor in the fall of 2017.
Since the announcement of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan in the fall of 2015 Chris has worked tirelessly with the Government’s of Alberta and Canada to initiate a transition plan for not only Hanna and Special Areas, but all coal affected communities in Alberta.
Chris is considered to be an expert on Municipal Coal Affected Community Transition. He was humbled to have received Alberta Urban Municipalities Association’s Award of Excellence for his work toward a solution for his region in 2017.