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Rodney Audette
Town Manager

Town of White City

Rodney is the former CAO/Administrator for an inter-municipal office and contributes a unique perspective to the peer mentor program. He also brings a strong background in council/administration relationships and governance that could provide positive assistance to both municipal administrative staff and elected officials.

Cell: 306-631-3421
Phone: 306-781-2355 ext. 224
Availability: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Available anytime, in case of emergency

Don McCallum
Retired Administrator
RM of Cut Knife

Don is the past-president of the Rural Municipalities Association of Administrators, past Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities board member, and has the unique perspective of being a joint town/RM office administrator for more than 15 years.  Throughout his career in municipal administration, he has seen the profession evolve and intensify. For this reason, Don believes that the new administrators in local government would benefit from peer mentorship.

Cell: (306) 398-7840
Phone: (306) 398-2353
Availability: Anytime, within reason

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Barry Elliott
Town of Maple Creek

Though Barry began working for municipal government in 1980, it was not until 2007 that he completed the Municipal Administration Program at the University of Manitoba and then made the leap to administration. Barry has had the opportunity to work in all provinces from Ontario through to British Columbia. 2020 marked his 40th year working in municipal government, and what a ride it has been. It never ceases to amaze him how different each jurisdiction can be and yet how alike they all are.

In 2012, while working in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Barry also graduated from the University of Alberta’s National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration Program. He recently completed two terms on the Board of the Saskatchewan Economic Development Alliance and he currently has the honour of serving as president of the Urban Municipal Administrators’ Association of Saskatchewan.

Phone: (306) 662-2244

Cell: (306) 661-9968

Availability: Anytime

Aileen Garrett
Town of Unity

Aileen brings more than 19 years of experience to the municipal peer network. She is a good listener and is looking to support members who are less experienced. Aileen hopes to share her knowledge and help find solutions to common issues.

Phone: (306) 228-2621
Availability: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – noon, 1 – 5 p.m. 

Donna Tymiak
RM of Leroy

Donna began her career as a RM administrator in 1997 and received her Rural “Superior A” Certification in 2008. She credits her success as an administrator to a positive attitude, supportive husband, progressive councils, and fantastic mentorship throughout her career. Her involvement with the Municipal Peer Network stems from the knowledge that administrative colleagues may benefit from networking or reaching out to a fellow professional as a confidential sounding board. Donna’s career has provided her with experience in several fields, most notably with governance, land development, and inter-municipal relationships.

Phone: (306) 286-3261
Availability: Monday – Friday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

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Michelle McKenzie
Town of Maple Creek

Michelle was born and raised in the town of Maple Creek. She was first elected to council in 2012, for a four-year term as councillor. On September 12, 2018, she was elected mayor of Maple Creek in a by-election and served for the remainder of the 2016-2020 term. On October 8, 2020 she was acclaimed as mayor for another four-year term. 

Cell: 306-661-7717


Availability: Anytime

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Pat Jackson
Town of Kipling

Pat was born and raised in Manitoba, where she earned her college and university degrees, married her husband Larry, and had her sons, Allan and Richard. 

After the family's move to Kipling, Saskatchewan, Pat joined the town council in 1988. Since then, she has served multiple terms as councillor and mayor. Some of the more notable projects Pat has worked on are the Red Paperclip Trade, construction of the new integrated health facility, and updating the towns bylaws and policies.

Family, community, and church are the pillars of Pat’s life, and she looks forward to serving the larger, provincial community.

Cell: (306) 736-8676


Availability: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Anytime during the day)

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Harvey Malanowich
RM of Sliding Hills

Harvey grew up in the Donwell district, southeast of Canora, Saskatchewan. For over 35 years, Harvey was Reeve for the RM of Sliding Hills No. 273. In 2006, Harvey was elected as Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) Director of Division 4 and represented the northeast region of Saskatchewan, consisting of 43 rural municipalities. He served as Director until 2023. Throughout his time, Harvey has served on many different boards and committees. 

Harvey and his wife, Stella, operate a grain and hay farm and have raised three children.

Cell: 306-563-7694

Availability: Anytime, within reason

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Carmen Sterling
Former Reeve
RM of Weyburn

Carmen served on council for the RM of Weyburn No. 67 for 18 years with 16 of those years as Reeve. She has served on multiple committees on behalf of the RM, the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM).  Carmen sat on the SARM Board of Directors as the Division 1 representative for two years before being elected Vice-President from Spring 2016 to Fall 2020. Experience in the financial services industry has been an asset.


Along with her husband, Carmen has raised two daughters and has recently retired from grain farming.


Cell: 306-861-1097

Availability: Anytime, within reason


 Saskatchewan's mentors are experienced elected officials and senior administrators  who volunteer their time to help guide their peers.


The mentors have been trained in coaching, communication, facilitation, and dispute resolution, and can provide coaching and advice on interpersonal conflict, governance practices, services provisions, and public issues. They can also provide guidance on roles and responsibilities.

Contact a mentor for free, one-on-one confidential advice. 

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