My name is Heather Colberg and I am the Mayor of this beautiful town of Drumheller.
I was born and raised in Drumheller, the community I love. I have been married to my best friend Kelly for the past 33 years and we were blessed with 3 amazing children, Trent, Taylor & Madison. I spent most of my working career with my family working at Hi-Way 9 Express Ltd. My parents John & Irene Kohut started the business in 1969 with one truck. My brothers, John, Darrell, Dean and I became involved in the company at an early age. I was so blessed to be able to work beside my family for so many years. I learned many of my business, life, and people skills from these amazing people. By the time we sold in 2011 we were servicing over 70 communities in Alberta and employed over 500 people. After Hi-Way 9 Express, I started a blind and drapery company called Made in the Shade Blinds & More South-Central Alberta, which I sold in February 2017.
I have been involved with different boards and groups throughout the community, however my real passion was helping the Salvation Army keep the food banks full. I organized the Annual November one night food drive blitz as well as Stuff the Bus every August, which both continue to run and help feed Drumheller and surrounding areas. Thank you to Shannon Wade, Summer Manca and Kim Suntjens for taking on these endeavours. I am very involved in organizing the Earth Day Clean-up. This is so important to me as it is a representation of how we look after our community. It is great to see so many individuals and companies involved in making a difference. These events would not have been successful without the support of so many great people in our valley and that is why I love it here! My parents, brothers, husband and children have been fortunate enough to grow up in this safe and fun community and my hopes are to continue to allow other people the same luxury. I believe with a firm commitment from everyone that lives here, together we can make positive change, grow our community, fill our empty buildings and continue to make Drumheller a great place to raise a family, start a business and retire.
Our Vision “To be the cleanest, friendliest, most sought after community in Alberta” is within reach. I am so fortunate because I have the best job in the Valley.