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Councillor Tom Zariski

Phone: 403-823-1339

Tom is currently serving his third term as Town Councillor. 

Tom moved to Drumheller in 1975 with his wife and raised two children in the Valley. He taught English and Art at Drumheller Composite High School and became Principal in 1996. Tom retired from his teaching career in 2010. 

Tom has been busy with many organizations in Drumheller. He was the Co-Founder and President of the Drumheller Community Football Association, Founder of the Drumheller Community Golf Association, Chairman of the Royal Tyrrell Museum Cooperating Society.  

Tom is also the President of the Newcastle Community Association. Citizen’s Advisory Committee to the R.C.M.P. 

Tom also enjoys sports, having coached soccer, volleyball, golf, and hockey. He was also Vice President of the Drumheller Minor Hockey Association and Vice President of the Dinosaur Trail Golf and Country Club. He currently participates frequently in Golf and Pickleball. 

With all of his community and not for profit work, Tom was chosen as the Town of Drumheller’s Citizen of the Year in 2001 and Golf Canada’s National Volunteer of the Year in 2017.  

Vision: I think that the Drumheller valley fosters a culture of resiliency - where people, businesses, ideas and a sense of community thrive. Centered by the Red Deer River valley and badlands and supported by thoughtful planning and design, a strong local economy and a vibrant civic culture, Drumheller offers an exceptional quality of life at every stage of life. Respect for each other and the natural environment makes Drumheller my home. 

Committees: Drumheller and District Seniors’ Foundation, Municipal Planning Committee, Assessment Review Board, Drumheller and Area Health Foundation and Flood Mitigation Planning Committee, Taxi Committee

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