Councillor Kathy Barnhart
This is Kathy Barnhart’s third term in office as a Beaumont City Councillor. During the 2021 campaigns, Kathy spoke to her priorities of strategic economic growth, affordable community services, and excellence in governance. For more details, you can check out her website www.kathybarnhartt4x.ca.
Kathy is a lifelong learner and holds two undergraduate degrees - one in Early Childhood Education and one in Liberal Arts, as well as, a Masters in Educational Administration. She has earned an Alberta Teaching Certificate and an Early Childhood Certificate and has taught adults at MacEwan College. She has successfully completed several professional development certificate programs and leadership courses including Leadership in the 21st Century, at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Tamarack Community Collaboration Institute. She retired from the City of Edmonton after 23 years as a senior manager in Community Services, and she is currently consulting and coaching in the early childhood field.
Born and raised in New York City, both Kathy and Ron met in high school and have been together ever since. They lived and raised their two children in Otterburn Park QC, Kinuso AB, Lacombe AB, and Beaumont AB. Ron taught high school in Beaumont for 23 years, where he headed up the Career and Technology Studies Department. He continues to teach adults ESL in downtown Edmonton.
Kathy’s interests and hobbies range from downhill skiing to flying small planes, travelling, golf, genealogy, reading mystery novels, dreaming of writing a novel herself one day, and riding horses. She loves to stay connected and busy with family, friends, colleagues and business partners. She is currently volunteering as the Chair of the Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Association, and a Director on the River Watch Institute of Alberta Board.