Tammy Burke is a long-time resident and former Mayor of Rocky Mountain House, a community which she has called home for most of her life. She had a keen interest in local governance and decided to get involved with Municipal Government in 2013, when she was elected as a Councillor for the town of Rocky Mountain House. Tammy went on to serve as Mayor from 2017-2021. During this later term she held seats on many various boards and committees both locally and provincially. Some of these include Alberta Urban Municipality Association’s Environment & Sustainability Committee, Parkland Regional Library Board, RMH Healthcare Recruitment Team, and many other municipal boards. She is currently serving on the Recycling Council of Alberta as Vice President, West Country Family Services Board in RMH, is a member of the Board of Governors for Red Deer Polytechnic and is working with O’Chiese First Nations on a few different projects. She believes strongly in being an active community volunteer whenever possible. Often there are partnerships to be made or ideas to be shared through the various boards and committees. This allows knowledge sharing and helps to strengthen our communities and organizations.
Tammy and her husband Stuart raised their two children in RMH and now enjoy spending time with their adult children and six grandchildren. Tammy and her daughter have also just started into a cut flower farm business. 2023 was their first year and they look forward to expanding next year. They are keenly intent on offering locally grown, pesticide free flowers to their region. Tammy is passionate about educating people on the benefits of waste diversion, curbing food waste and leaving a healthy earth for future generations. She believes we should always remain open to new and inventive ideas, and never be afraid of change and progress.