Meet Your Town Council
The Town of Indian Head mayor is the highest-ranking government official. The Town also elects aldermen or councilors to form the municipal council. Indian Head is within the constituency of Indian Head-Milestone served by our current member of legislative assembly within the Provincial government.
The Town also has an ad hoc committee supported by Town Council that is committed to the promotion and development of the Town. The Community Development Committee or CDC consists of volunteers who are residents of the R.M. and Town of Indian Head.
Town of Indian Head Council
Mayor - Steven Cole
Steven was born, raised and has lived in Indian Head for what will soon be 50 years. He has been on council for 11 years and takes great pride in this town. Steven and his wife Dianna own and operate the Sunshine Motel and Sunshine Mobile Home Park. He has sat on multiple town boards and committees while on council, in addition to being a scout leader for many years and a member of the Broncs’ parent association since it was created in 2012. He is community minded and passionate about small town living and all that it represents.
Personal statement:I believe in the heart and soul of this great community and all that it has to offer. I would like to see us continue to move forward while keeping it an affordable place to live. I take great pride in calling Indian Head my home.
Councilor – Lisa Craigie
Lisa was born and raised in Indian Head. Remaining to call Indian Head Home, Lisa and husband Bob have raised their children, JR and Amanda here. Lisa has been actively involved in the community throughout the years serving on numerous organizations and committees. She is currently the Secretary/ Treasurer of the Indian Head Cemetery Committee and is a member of the Indian Head Curling Club. Alongside Bob and JR, Lisa is involved in the operation of a farm in the RM of Indian Head, of which a portion is a century family farm. She is employed as part of the team at Indian Head Chrysler as the Comptroller.
Personal Statement: In the past, I have served the community to the best of my ability to make it a better place to live, play and work. I will continue this motto into the future as an ambassador in any capacity of the great place for those of us that call Indian Head home.
Councilor –Ben Friesen
Ben has been a lifelong resident of Indian Head and one of the town’s most positive promoters. Ben’s parents, Pinky and Harry came to town in the 1940’s to start Clip and Curl Beauty Salon and decided that Indian Head was the place to be! Ben took over the business in 1983 and this year the salon is celebrating 70 years of continuous service. Ben and his wife Terrea raised both their children, Sara and Troy in town and Terrea worked as a speech-language pathologist within the local school division. Sara and her husband Eric along with one year old Henrik decided to make Indian Head their home due to the beauty, safety as well as the many assets our town has to offer.
Personal statement:I am proud to call Indian Head my home; a wonderful place to live, work and play. During my term with town council we have worked diligently to improve the town’s infrastructure, operations and appearance so that our town is continuing to grow and develop. Given the opportunity by the residents of Indian Head I will continue to work hard on your behalf to represent you.
Councilor - Gwen Johner
Gwen Johner has lived in Indian Head for the past 38 years. She came to this community as a teacher, and retired after 34 years from Indian Head Elementary School. She and her husband, Andrew, (a volunteer fireman) raised their daughter Victoria here. Over the years she has been very involved as a volunteer in many and varied capacities. She has served on boards and organizations, her church and various town committees. Currently, she has completed her first term as Councillor, she also sits on Indian Head CDC. She and Andrew chair Indian Head EMO. She has been the Chairperson of Communities in Bloom since 2006.
Personal statement:I have learned so much in the last four years! Indian Head is a community rich in history and future possibilities. I am extremely proud of our community. I believe our best resource is our residents. I will be pleased to represent you as Councillor. Maintaining services and the wonderful quality of life we enjoy here is important. I will do my best to keep moving our community forward: keeping tourism, business and environment as a focus. Thank you for your friendship and support!
Councilor – Melissa Moses
Melissa came to Indian Head in 2006 as a Nursing student and fell in love with the people and beauty of this town. In 2008, she moved to Indian Head with her husband Byron, and their eldest child, Gillian. Since then, her family has grown by two more children Brynn and Calvin. She is currently the district representative for Saskatchewan Union of Nurses, and has also served as the local union president. She has been involved in Girl Guides as a member of the executive, and the local skating club as both a member of the executive and the president. Her time is also spent volunteering for the many activities that her three children are involved in. Melissa is proud to call Indian Head her home.
Personal Statement:I moved to Indian Head because I love living and raising my children in a small town. I want to advocate for an active, healthy, and a safe community for all citizens.
Councilor - Armand Palmer
Armand Palmer has lived in Indian Head for 37 years. He and his wife Charity are raising their 3 children and have always spoken highly of our town. Armand has also been a part of the Volunteer Fire Department since 2004, and owns a Tree Removal, Insulation and Portable Welding business in Indian Head.
Personal Statement:I’ve had the pleasure of watching this town grow over the last 37 years and would like to see it continue. The people in this community have always been very friendly. I enjoy being able to raise my children in the safety of this town and have always spoken highly of the place we live in.
Councilor - Chris Simpson
Chris has always had roots in Indian Head; his grandparents were established farmers in the area until Chris’s parents relocated and took over the family farm when he was 10 years old. Chris, along with his wife Crystal, are proud to call Indian Head home and have chose to raise their three sons, Tyson, Jesse and Kasey, here as well. Chris has been involved with the Cubs/Beavers/Scouts parent committee in the past and for the last 14 years he has been active with the Indian Head Eagles Soccer Club as both a coach and coordinator.
Personal Statement:I am extremely proud to live in Indian Head and speak highly of the community and what it has to offer whenever I have the chance. If given the opportunity, I look forward to working with, and for, the people of Indian Head.
Community Development Committee (CDC)
The CDC is an ad hoc committee mandated by Town Council to promote, expand and enhance the Town of Indian Head. Specific areas of focus include: community development, economic development, recreation and tourism. The CDC consists of volunteers who reside in the Town and representation from the R.M. of Indian Head.
CDC Vision Statement
The Community Development Committee believes in sharing our collective wisdom and creating opportunities to enrich the quality of life for the citizens and businesses of Indian Head.
Projects the CDC is currently working on include:
- AJM Davies Reviltalization Project
- Canada 150 Event
- Advertising and promotion