Wiebe returns as town’s treasurer

Terri Wiebe, new treasurer for the Town of High Prairie.
Terri Wiebe, new treasurer for the Town of High Prairie.

Richard Froese
South Peace News

A former treasurer for the Town of High Prairie is back in her previous position.

Terri Wiebe returned as treasurer April 20 to a role she previously served from 2009-11.

“I never thought I would come back,” says Wiebe, who has nine year’s experience in municipal administration.
“I left in April 2011 and came back in April 2016.”

Both times, she filled the vacancy when Hermann Minderlein left.

“It’s like I slipped back into my former role, and it’s comfortable,” says Wiebe, who has roots in Falher.

Getting paperwork organized and caught up, she is waiting for the lead of council to work on the future on the finances.

“When council discusses the strategic plan this month, I’ll know better the direction council wants me to take with the finances,” says Wiebe, who has 25 years experience in finances.

After serving as chief administrative officer for Taber and District Housing Foundation in 2015, she was assistant CAO and development officer and financial officer for the Summer Villages of Pigeon from 2011-14.

She was also employed with the Town of Three Hills as finance manager from 2007-08, and with the M.D. of Spirit River as assistant administrator in 2004-07.

Wiebe has other financial experience as controller of St. Isidore Co-op from 1998-2001, Quintel Communications from 2001-2004, Duncan’s First Nation near Brownvale from 1995-1997, and bookkeeper-secretary with the Sagitawa Friendship Centre from 1991-95.

For municipal administration, she is a Certified Local Government Manager with the University of Alberta and the Society of Local Government Administrators; and holds a Bachelor of General Studies with Applied Studies in Accounting from Atha- basca University and a Certificate of Applied Land-Use Planning with the U of A.

Wiebe serves in a senior management position that is directly responsible to the CAO, provides advice on financial investment and policy to council and supervises staff in the finance department.

While not figuring out the finances, Wiebe is active as a member of the High Prairie branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

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