Council

The Municipality of Killarney - Turtle Mountain is governed by a Mayor and six councillors.

KIllarney - Turtle Mountain Mayor & Council

Rick Pauls, Mayor:
Served one term as councillor and ran in By-Election for Mayor and was elected in June, 2007. He owns and operates the local Blarney Stone Pub & Restaurant (Chicken Delight) and has been involved with the hospitality industry for 20 years. Rick was re-elected as Mayor in 2010, in October, 2014, and acclaimed again in October, 2018.

Killarney – There’s no better place!

Randy Hodge, Councillor:
Randy is semi-retired after many years with the Co-op Retailing System in several communities. He lives on a small farm with his wife Sharon and raises grass, cattle, and horses. He has been involved in many community committees over the years such as the Ag Society, Little Irish Downs Racetrack, and the Justice Committee. He is serving his second term with the Municipality of Killarney – Turtle Mountain. Randy sits on the Personnel and Policy Committee, Kerry Park & Agricultural Grounds Committee, Lake Quality Committee, LUD of Ninga, Turtle Mountain Conservation District. Randy was re-elected to Council in 2010, October, 2014, and again in October 2018.

Connie Blixhavn, Councillor

Connie has lived with her husband Bruce on the family farm since January of 1976. They have two married children Harley(Natacha) and Jeremy(Melissa) and 3 grandchildren. She retired from her job as Payroll Benefits Administrator at the local school division 3 years ago and has become active with the local Communities in Bloom Group, volunteered with the youth curling and has a small hobby helping people design their yards. She has been a member of the Provincial Farm Products Marketing Board for 4 years. She is an active partner in the farm and is looking forward to a move to town as they transition the farm to their youngest son and daughter-in-law. Connie was re-elected to Council in October, 2014, and again in October, 2018. 

Greg Ericson 
Elected to Council October, 2018.

Joan Kemp, Councillor 
Elected to Council in October, 2014 and re-elected to Council in October, 2018.
 
Gary King, Councillor
Elected to Council October, 2018.

Janice Smith, Deputy Mayor, Councillor

Janice moved to Killarney in 1996, from Brandon. Her husband Paul, son Payton and herself were thrilled to come and live in this rural area. Janice works in town and enjoys meeting the public. She loves to garden and she takes advantage of all the lakeside activities Killarney has to offer. Janice has volunteered for many community events and groups and looks forward to serving the community as a new councillor. Janice was elected to Council in October, 2014, and re-elected to Council in October, 2018.