HIGH RIVER, AB: The reeve for the MD of Foothills is now a mayor. At the regular council meeting on January 6, 2016, Council of the MD of Foothills voted to change the name of reeve to mayor, with deputy reeve also changing to deputy mayor.
Whether called a reeve or a mayor, the duties for the position are the same.
“While many who have grown up in the country may recognize the term reeve, many more people who are moving to the country do not,” said Mayor Spilak. “The term mayor is universal and does not require any explanation.”
With this name switch from reeve to mayor, the M.D. of Foothills joins many other municipalities who have made the change.