Mayor & Council Profiles:
Mayor Dale Bumstead was born and raised in Dawson Creek and has raised his family here. He is married to LuVern and they have three adult children and six grandchildren. Dale enjoys spending time at the family cabin at One Island Lake with his family. Dale worked his 32 year career with ICBC, the last 12 years as Regional Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Broker Relations and Sales. The highlight was negotiating ICBC’s sponsorship agreement with VANOC for the 2010 Winter Olympics and developing the Provincial Olympic License Plate program. Dale worked for approximately eight months at the Constituency Assistant for Blair Lekstrom, MLA, Peace River South.
Dale served a six year term on the Board of Northern Health, chairing the Performance and Planning Committee and serving two years as Vice Chair of the Board. Dale served two terms on Dawson Creek City Council from 1993 – 1999. Dale also served on the Board of the Lakeview Credit Union for 13 years and served as Chair of the Board for 10 years. He spent countless hours volunteering for all of the minor sports his children participated in over the years including; minor hockey, lacrosse, baseball and speed skating . He also served as the District Coaching Coordinator for BCAHA for approximately 10 years.
Councillor Rogers is serving his first term on Council. Mark moved to Dawson Creek in 1979 from the lower mainland. He started and completed his plumbing apprenticeship in Dawson Creek. Next, he moved to Vancouver to further his career, working on many multi-million dollar projects in Vancouver, and internationally. In 2001 he returned to Dawson Creek with his three children and wife Louise, who is a third generation resident of Dawson Creek. Mark owned and operated a plumbing business for 10 years until retiring in 2012. During his time here Councillor Rogers has invested in the community through buying, building, leasing and selling commercial real estate. In his spare time, Councillor Rogers enjoys coaching rugby at Dawson Creek Secondary School.
Councillor Gevatkoff and his wife Sharon moved to Dawson Creek in 1973. He was employed by the British Columbia Forest Service until retirement in 2003. Paul and Sharon’s two children were born in Dawson Creek and continue to reside in the area. Councillor Gevatkoff previously served on Council for 9 years from 2002-2011. He has been extensively involved with various societies and has played multiple volunteer roles in the community.
Councillor Charlie Parslow
Councillor Parslow is serving in his first term on Council. He has been an educator all his working life – high school teacher and high school principal in the Lower Mainland and near Victoria. He served as School Superintendent and C.E.O for School District #59 (Peace River South) from 1981 to 2001. He was instrumental in the formation of the Kiwanis Performing Arts Centre and the Kiwanis Enterprise Centre. As Superintendent of Schools he served on the Provincial Educational Finance Committee for many years. He was a pioneer in the implementation of School Based Management and focused a lot of his leadership on the empowerment of staff. Since retirement he works as a workshop presenter on personal and organizational effectiveness, governance, leadership and team building. He and his wife, Mary, do a lot of facilitation work across the province.
Councillor Terry McFadyen
Councillor McFadyen is currently in his second term on Council. A former RCMP Officer, Terry has lived in Dawson Creek since 1991 and has volunteered over the past several years on several committees including the Dawson Creek Library Board, Home Support Society, Citizens on Patrol and the Northern BC Winter Games.
Councillor Cheryl Shuman
Born in the Yukon, Cheryl moved to BC at the age of 10 spending time in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and the Northwest before making Dawson Creek her home 26 years ago. Cheryl has deep roots in the region, her great grandfather settled in the Pouce Coupe Valley in 1898.
Cheryl and her husband of 20 years enjoy an active lifestyle in Dawson Creek with their three children. Cheryl participates in many organizations in Dawson Creek. Kidsport, Success by Six, Dawson Creek Harm Reduction Committee, Dawson Creek Watershed Society and the Kiwanis Performing Arts Society. In her spare time Cheryl enjoys playing baseball, soccer, skiing and participating in Dawson Creek’s active arts community.
Cheryl is very passionate about the environment and sustainability and is a member of the BC Mayors Climate Leadership Council, board member of the Recycling Council of BC and board member of the Community Energy Association.
As a third term Councillor for the City of Dawson Creek, some of Cheryl’s committee and liaison appointments have been Peace River Regional District Alternate Director, Site C Regional and Local Government Liaison Committee Alternate, two years as the Peace Regions North Central Local Government Association Regional Representative and is currently serving a second term as Director at Large at the Union of BC Municipalities.
Councillor Shaely Wilbur
Councillor Wilbur was born and raised in the interior of BC. (Hixon/Prince George) Shaely and her spouse Bruce Endicott have 5 children and 3 grandchildren. Shaely is the Graphics/Production Manager for Busy Bee Signs & Graphics. She has been a volunteer in our community since her arrival in 1997. Both in the sports & arts community, past advisory boards to City Council, volunteer chair for sports in the 2005 & 2008 NBCWG; as well as Sports Chair for Gymnastics in 2008 and is currently the past president of Northern Lights Bingo Association.