Mayor Heather Colberg
Heather Colberg is serving her second term as Mayor for the Town of Drumheller. She was born and raised in Drumheller, the community she loves. She has been happily married to her high school sweetheart Kelly for 36 years and is blessed with three amazing children: Trent, Taylor and Madison.
Heather spent most of her working career alongside her family at Hi-Way 9 Express Ltd. From humble beginnings, her parents – John and Irene Kohut – started the business in 1969 with one truck. As a true family-run business, her brothers, John, Darrell, Dean and young Heather, became intimately involved in the company from an early age. She considers herself fortunate that she spent many hours working with her family, gaining applicable business, life and people skills in the process. By the time they sold the company in 2011, Hi-Way 9 was servicing over 70 communities in Alberta and employed over 500 people.
After Hi-Way 9 Express, Heather applied her entrepreneurial skills by building a decorating company from the ground up in 2013 and sold it in 2017 as a thriving enterprise. Following this, she began a website alongside her daughter Madison called HCM Lifestyle that they continue to operate together. Heather and Madison love to share inspiring stories and informative blogs to help everyday people.
Heather has always been very involved in the community with numerous boards and groups. Her real passion was helping the Salvation Army keep the food banks fully stocked. She organized the first annual One-Night Food Drive Blitz and the Stuff the Bus initiative, which continue to help feed Drumheller and surrounding areas.
Heather also continues to contribute to Drumheller’s annual Earth Day Clean-Up. This is so important to her as it is a representation of how we look after our community.
Heather’s parents, brothers, husband and children have been fortunate to grow up in this safe and fun community. Heather hopes that her leadership can contribute to providing future generations with the same opportunity. She believes that with a firm commitment from everyone that calls our Valley home, together, we can make a positive, lasting impact. We can also grow our community and continue to make Drumheller a great place to raise a family, start a business and retire.
Heather’s community vision is to be the cleanest, friendliest, most sought-after community in Alberta. Every day she strives to reach this vision.
It is with this spirit of service and deep connection to the community that she approaches her role as the Mayor of Drumheller. She believes that each day is another opportunity to improve the lives of residents and businesses and set the course for a sustainable and prosperous future for generations to come.
- Drumheller Flood Mitigation Community Advisory Committee
- Drumheller Municipal Airport Commission (DMAC)
- Drumheller Emergency Management Association (DEMA)
- Inter-municipal Collaboration Framework (ICF) Committee
- Drumheller Revitalization Company
- Drumheller Economic Development Committee (EDAC)
- CN Trail Funding Task Force ("Rails to Trails")