Alan was first elected to Strathcona County Council in October 2004 and re-elected in 2007, representing the rural residents of Ward 6.
From a Royal Canadian Air Force family, he was born in Edmonton and grew up in Ontario. He attended the Royal Military College and the University of Waterloo, graduating in 1972 in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer with over 40 years of experience in design, project management, energy marketing, operations, and risk management in the Energy sector. He is now retired from engineering and thus able to devote full time to the ever increasing demands of municipal government.
While he has lived and worked in many parts of the world, Alan has well-established roots in Strathcona. His grandparents homesteaded in the Deville area of Strathcona County in 1912 where some of their descendants still farm. His wife Marie-Hélène and he have lived in Ward 6 since 1980. They also own agricultural land in the Ministik region.
Reasons for running:
“Alan Dunn has the integrity that we would like to see in every politician. He has a history of common sense decisions, during his previous terms on council, that are always made with the best interests of rural Strathcona County. Alan has the knowledge to unravel complex topics, and approach them with common sense. I appreciate his financially conservative approach, rather than project approvals made based on “returning favours for campaign donations.”
“I support Alan seeking a Council seat. I served 6 years with him and know his competence, his commitment to residents and his desire to ensure financial responsibility.”
“You are absolutely qualified to bring some much needed order to the governance process, and your professional background will bring a skill set that has been sadly lacking these last four years.”