Edmonton's City Council is made up of 13 elected representatives including one Mayor and 12 City Councilors.
The mayor is elected by all Edmontonians who vote in the civic election.
Councilors are elected by voters in the wards they represent. Edmonton has six wards and each ward is represented by two councilors who serve three-year terms.
Edmonton's most recent election occurred on October 18, 2004, and the next civic election is October 15, 2007.
Stephen Mandel has served as Mayor of Edmonton, Alberta’s Capital City, since October 2004. As Mayor, he leads a city at the heart of a region of more than one million people that serves as the major transportation, logistics and manufacturing hub supporting growth in northern Alberta.
Mayor Mandel works closely with his Council colleagues to support Edmonton’s position as one of Canada’s most significant healthcare hubs; one that is an international pacesetter in health innovation, discovery and education.
As Mayor, he has also focused on preserving Edmonton’s role as a global environmental leader, and as a culturally diverse centre with a passion for the arts and sports. In 2005, Edmonton was again rated by the Conference Board of Canada as the national leader in economic growth.
An astute and accomplished businessman, Mayor Mandel brings 30 years of business and community experience to City Hall.
As President of the privately-held Mandel Group, he has been involved in business development, residential and commercial real estate development, construction, as well as operations of hotels and sports enterprises.
Stephen has also been an active community volunteer for organizations including the Alberta Heart Institute, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Jewish Community Centre, and Allen Gray Continuing Care Centre.
He is married, with two grown children.