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Small Town Charm

Meet the Council

Mayor Greg Rathjen

We have settled in to Bentley as Home since June 1987.

I believe Bentley is at the top of the list of the best communities in Alberta. I have served in the past as a council member for six years. After taking seven years off I have been honored to be elected as Mayor for this four year term.

My desire is for people to come to Bentley for a visit and as many have, maybe even decided to move and be part of this developing Model town with a bright future. People first moved here in 1899 and we became a village just over 1915.

Take a virtual tour and see a little of our changing pictures .

Thank you for looking into Bentley and as Mayor with a great council, staff, businesses and recreation opportunities, we know you will be coming back. Located between Sylvan Lake and Gull Lake, less than a minute off the Highway 12 bypass road you will find the greatest unique destination town in Central Alberta.

As Mayor, please feel free to call or contact me at any time. [text/call] 403-357-0188  or email

Councillor Neil Maki

I am proud to represent you on Bentley Town Council.  As a council we need your ideas.  Lets all work together to continue to make Bentley a "Model Town".

Contact me anytime. or 403-391-2645

Councillor Doug Talsma

I was born and raised in Bentley. I moved back about 20 years ago. This is a quiet community and my work moved here at that time. If you have any concerns please sent to the Town Office and as they come up we as a full council will deal with them as best we can.


Councillor Joan Dickau

I look forward to being back on council and hope my previous 12 years experience will help guide us through any challenges we face.  Thank you for supporting me. 


Councillor Cora Knutson

I have lived in Bentley for 19 years and enjoy Bentley and its residents.

I am pleased to be on Council and look forward to the next four years. I also look forward to the growth and improvements for the Town of Bentley.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with your concerns or ideas.

403-506-2696  or email:

Council Committee Appointments pdf file

Would you like to address Council but are unsure of the procedure?  The following guidelines are provided to help you.

Contact the municipal office, either by telephone, fax or e-mail, indicating the topic you wish to discuss with Council.  Once you have made your request to attend as a delegation, you will be advised of the date and time of your appointment at a Council meeting.

Any documents you have that will aid Council in making informed decisions would be appreciated.  These should be left at the municipal office the week prior to your meeting with Council so that copies can be made for the agenda packages.

At the meeting you attend, Council members will listen to your presentation and ask any questions of you to help them clearly understand.  A decision will not be made at that meeting but will be added to the next agenda.  This is to give administration sufficient time to research, if necessary.

Ethical Guidelines of Conduct for Members of Council  Bylaw(PDF)