Glenn McLean is a father, husband and community builder. He is a proud Albertan and an even prouder Canadian.
Glenn has had an interest in politics and leadership for as long as he can recall. That interest, along with a drive for public service, led him to serve two terms on Drayton Valley Town Council. That was followed by a successful run for the job of Mayor in 2013. As Mayor, Glenn led Drayton Valley through one of the toughest recessions in provincial history. He took a keen interest in growing and diversifying the local economy and in updating and modifying a number of Town policies to ensure that they best met the needs of residents and business. He worked to improve communication between Council and the community and to build relationships with neighbouring municipalities and other levels of government. Glenn completed his 4-year term as Mayor in October 2017. With encouragement and support from across Yellowhead, he is now seeking the Conservative Party nomination for the riding.
That same commitment to service had earlier led Glenn to serve as a Second Lieutenant in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves. That was an experience that taught him the importance of both self discipline and teamwork. He has also served as a volunteer board member for a number of community organizations including the City of Edmonton Non-Profit Housing Corporation and the Drayton Valley Community Foundation. While Mayor of Drayton Valley, Glenn was appointed to the Municipal Governance Committee of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, which reviews and makes recommendations relating to the roles and responsibilities of municipalities in the province.
Glenn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Lethbridge in 1987, and completed his Law degree in 1990 at the University of Calgary. After graduating Law School, Glenn worked for the Alberta Government in the early 1990's, in the department of Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Relations, which included work relating to softwood lumber and NAFTA. He later articled and practiced law in Edmonton before moving to Drayton Valley in 1997. He currently practices primarily in the areas of Real Estate and Business Law. His clients include a range of individuals and businesses in the agriculture industry, land developers, builders, as well as energy and forestry service providers.