2023 Board Members
RMAA Executive Director: Rose Zimmer
Rose is the Administrator of the Rural Municipality of Wolseley No. 155 in Wolseley, Saskatchewan.
Rose holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Regina. Her Administrative carreer began in 2002 as the Assistant Administrator training for the position of Administrator which she began in 2003. In 2005 she received her Rural Class "A" and in 2011 she received her Rural Class Superior "A".
Rose and her husband Barry have a blended family of four grown children and five grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys camping, fishing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends. Rose is an active member of the Wolseley Curling Club and the Wolseley & District Lions Club!
RMAA President: Guy Lagrandeur
Guy Lagrandeur is the Administrator for the R.M. of Redburn No. 130 and the C.A.O. for the Town of Rouleau.
Born in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario and raised in Aylmer, Ontario Guy moved to Saskatchewan in 2001.
He received his LGA Certificate in June of 2004. In 2007 Guy trained at the R.M. of Excelsior No. 166. Before completing his training Guy accepted the position of Administrator in the R.M. of Redburn and the Town of Rouleau in November of 2007. He received his Rural "C" Certificate in January of 2008 and his Urban "C" Certificate in January of 2012.
Guy and his wife Sue live in Caronport with their son Wayde. Guy loves to golf, read and travel.
RMAA Past President: Wendy Gowda
Wendy’s Administrative career began in the Town of Kelvington in 1991, when she began training and taking classes towards a "C" Certificate in Municipal Administrator Certification. She accepted a Rural Municipal Administrator Position for the R.M. of Big River No. 555 in 1995, obtained an "A" Certificate and moved to the R.M. of Buckland No. 491 in 1998 until 2012 when she was drawn back to her roots and to Rural Saskatchewan, to the R.M. of LeRoy No. 339 until her retirement December 1, 2020.
Wendy spends her personal time between her homes at Bell’s Beach on Christopher Lake and LeRoy, enjoying the outdoors, spending time with family and friends and travelling.
Wendy served as President of the RMAA Board from 2015-2020, following one year as Vice-President and eight years as Director for Division 5. Wendy continues to be involved with Rural Municipal Government through mentoring and as the Designated Advisor for the newly formed RMAA TSS Program.
RMAA Vice President: Sheila Keisig
Sheila grew up on a mixed farm south of Kisbey, Saskatchewan. She attended Lampman School from K-12 in Lampman, Saskatchewan.
Sheila started her training at the R.M. of Tullymet No. 216, with the office located between Ituna and Balcarres, in 2005. After receiving her Rural Class "C" Certificate, Sheila was hired as the Administrator of the R.M. of Tullymet No. 216 in November 2006 upon the retirement of the previous administrator. In May 2010, Sheila received her Rural Class "A" Certificate.
Sheila and her husband Travis farm south of Ituna. They have two grown daughters, Shannara and Sharlize. Between work and the RMAA Board, Sheila keeps busy with farming and family, In her spare time, Sheila enjoys yard work, vacationing in the winter, and camping in the summer.
Sheila was elected Vice President of the RMAA board in 2020 and served as the Division 1 Director since 2013.
RMAA Director Division 1: Cheryl Barrett
Cheryl is the Chief Administrative Officer of the R.M. of Martin No. 122.
She has over 20 years of administrative experience - 6 years as the Chief Administrative Officer of the R.M. of Martin as well as 14 years as the Accountant/Controller/Human Resource Manager of the Langbank Co-Operative Association Ltd. Cheryl received her Rural Class "A" Certificate in May 2017 and her Urban Standard Certificate in December 2017. As well she serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Southeast Municipal Healthcare Corporation which is a group of 16 municipalities who own the local doctor's clinic in Moosomin.
She has been married to her husband David for 32 years and they own a cow-calf operation. Cheryl and David have 3 grown daughters as well as 2 granddaughters and 3 grandsons. In her spare time Cheryl enjoys spending time with her family (especially grandchildren), friends, tinkering in the yard and just relaxing on the deck!
RMAA Director Division 2: Carol Bellefeuille
Carol is the Administrator with the R.M. of Baildon No. 131, located in Moose Jaw in the Regional Municipal Plaza where 5 RM's, 3 Resort Villages and 1 Village all have their offices.
She started her career with the R.M. of Pense in 1992 as the Assistant Administrator. She obtained her LGA course in May 1993 from the University of Regina, and received her Rural Class "C" and Urban Class "C" in 1995. In 1995 she took a full time Administrator position with the Town of Pense, following the retirement of the previous Administrator. Following her family move from Pense to Moose Jaw she held various Administrative positions and when the opportunity came up to return to a RM Administrator position in July 2016, she took it, in the R.M. of Baildon No. 131.
Carol grew up in Moose Jaw and Shaunavon where she met her husband. They farmed in the Pense area, raising their three sons there. As is in any small towns they were busy volunteering on various boards and committees.
She enjoys spending time with her sons their families and especially her five granddaughters and three grandsons. She also enjoys camping, yardwork and generally being outside as well as travelling in the winter.
RMAA Director Division 3: Raylene Packet
In November 2013, Raylene received her Rural Class "A" Certificate and her Urban Standard Certificate. She served as the administrator in Webb at the R.M. and Village for twelve years and recently accepted the position in Richmound at the R.M. of Enterprise No. 142. Raylene calls Fox Valley home with her parter Sean and children Tenley and Jace. When not running with hockey or ball Raylene enjoys keeping up with the yard work and volunteering in the community.
Raylene contributes to the southwest by sitting on the Community Futures Board of Directors and is an advocate for the Canadian Mental Health Accociation - Swift Current Branch.
She was elected to the RMAA Board of Directors in May of 2020.
RMAA Director Division 4: Kelly Rea
Kelly was raised in Canmore, AB and moved to a farm near Pelly in 1992. She started her career with the R.M. of St. Philips No. 301 and the Village of Pelly in 2003. She achieved her LGA in September 2007 when she received her Rural Class “C” and Urban Standard certificates.
She changed offices in 2009 to the R.M. of Clayton No. 333 and obtained her Rural Class “A” in 2012. In 2019 Kelly move next door to the R.M. of Livingston No. 331.
Kelly loves Saskatchewan and the rural way of life, living on an acreage with her dog, Koda. She volunteers for Prairie Women on Snowmobiles as the last executive to keep the Comfort Quilt program going, as well as works with the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan raising money for the Breast Screening Program. Koda and Kelly are also a Therapy Dog Team and can be found at hospitals and senior facilities as well as Physio Therapy sessions around the area.
When not working or volunteering Kelly is exploring the province and many other places on her motorcycle, snowmobile or car.
RMAA Director Division 5: R. Doran Scott
Doran began training for a career in municipal administration in 2001 at the R.M. of Blucher No. 343 and the Village of Bradwell. Since then, he has served as Administrator in the R.M. of South Qu’Appelle No. 157, the R.M. of Edenwold No. 158, and finds himself right back where he started as he has been the C.A.O. of the RM of Blucher and the Village of Bradwell since 2008.
RMAA Director Division 6: Michelle Buechler
Michelle Buechler is the Administrator for the R.M. of Paynton No. 470 located in Paynton, Saskatchewan.
Michelle began her municipal career as an office clerk for the Town of Kerrobert for 3 years. After staying home to raise her children she re-entered the municipal field and worked casual as the office assistant for the Village of Dodsland and the R.M. of Winslow No. 319 in Dodsland, Sask.
She took the LGA course and received her Rural Class "C" Certificate in 2004. After exploring other career options Michelle re-entered the municipal field in 2005 as the Assistant Administrator for the R.M. of Marriott No. 317 and the R.M. of Pleasant Valley No. 288 in Rosetown, Sask. In 2007 she became the Administrator for these two municipalities and held that position till July, 2015. She obtained her Rural Class "A" Certificate in 2009.
After moving to Sherwood Park, Alberta in July 2015, she took a position with Enbridge Pipelines in the Property Tax department as a Tax Analyst on March 1, 2016 and held that position until December 31, 2016 when she decided to return to rural Saskatchewan. She accepted the position as Administrator for the R.M. of Paynton No. 470 on January 1, 2017. She was elected to the RMAA Board in May, 2017.
She has two grown sons Jesse and Cody who reside in Dodsland, Sask.
RMAA Director Exofficio: Ray Orb, SARM President
Ray Orb is currently the Reeve of the RM of Cupar No. 218. Ray and his wife, Val, operate a mixed farm in the Cupar area and have raised three children, Chelsey, Jocelyn and Jerod.
Ray represents SARM on the following committees: Audit Committee, Board of Examiners, Canada Grains Council, East Central Transportation Planning Committee (alternate), Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Gas Tax Partnership Program, Municipal Employees Pension Plan, Municipal Forum, Municipal Sector Strategic Plan, New Gas Tax Program, Potash Tax Sharing Admin Board, Resource & Economic Development Committee, SARM Ag Committee, Staff Relations Committee, Task Force on Policing and the Administration of Justice, TransCanada Trail Advisory Committee and the Western Canada Municipal Organization (WCMO)