Local Government


Municipal Council

Elected Officials

Arnthor Jonasson



Portfolio:Ex officio on all Committees.

Other Committees: Fieldstone Ventures, West Interlake Planning District, Boundary Diversion Committee.

Paul Murphy

Council Member


Portfolio: Finance, Personnel & Policy (alternate), Protective Services, Transportation, Utility, Asset Management.

Other Committees: CEWDG, Lake MB Flood Rehabilitation, WIWD, West Interlake Planning District

John Bezemer

Deputy Reeve (alternate)


Portfolio: Protective Services, Transportation,Ashern WDG.

Other Committees: CEWG (alternate), Lake Manitoba Flood Rehabilitation, WIWD (alternate), Ashern & District Vet Board, Boundary Diversion Committee.


Lyle Finney

Council Member


Portfolio: Protective Services (alternate), Transportation, Utility, Ashern WDG (alternate), Asset Management.

Other Committees: Lake Manitoba Flood Rehabilitation (alternate), Fieldstone Ventures,WIWD, West Interlake Planning District (alternate), Lundar Vet Board, Ashern & District Vet Board


Edith Peterson

Council Member


Portfolio: Finance (alternate), Personnel and Policy, Health and Safety (alternate), Utility (alternate), Asset Management (alternate).

Other Committees: Ashern LUD (alternate), Cemetery Board, West Interlake CDC, Interlake Tourism, Lakeshore Handivan, Parkland Regional Library, Community Resources.

Keith Lundale

Council Member



Other Committees: 

Randy Helgason

Deputy Reeve


Portfolio: Personnel and Policy, Transportation (alternate), Health and Safety, Ashern WDG.

Other Committees: Ashern LUD, Cemetary Board (alternate), Lake Manitoba Flood Rehabilitation, Weed Control, Boundary Diversion Committee.

Trevor Emilson - Chairperson

LUD CommitteeMember /Ashern


Karen Carmichael - member

LUD CommitteeMember /Ashern


Stefan Jonasson - member

LUD CommitteeMember / Ashern



Council Meetings

Regular Meetings of Council shall be held every third Tuesday, in the council Chambers of the Rural Municipality of West Interlake at 9:00 am. Regular meetings shall alternate between the Ashern Council Chambers, #38 Main Street, Ashern MB and the Eriksdale Council Chambers, #10 Main Street, Eriksdale MB of the West Interlake Municipal Offices.

LUD Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month commencing at 5:00 pm at the Ashern Council Chambers, #38 Main Street, Ashern MB of the West Interlake Municipal Office.


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