MAYOR & COUNCIL
District of Hudson’s Hope Council is comprised of a Mayor and six Councillors, elected for four year terms. Municipal Councils are elected by the people and make decisions on behalf of the residents of our municipality.
Meet our 2022-2026 Council members:
Mayor Travous Quibell
Living in Hudson’s Hope has never been a question for me. Like many I have spent time living in other communities throughout
the province, exploring work and educational opportunities and making many friends along the way. I grew up in Hudson’s Hope and have built a life and a family here. It excites me to see so many of the people I grew up with returning to this community to put down roots. Indeed, many of my extended family continue to call Hudson’s Hope their home.
As an avid volunteer I have spent a great deal of my time with our Local Lions Club, I have enjoyed the personal reward that come from giving my time to enrich Hudson’s Hope. I love to host Karaoke nights in my shop, enjoy the outdoors and the recreational opportunities that my community offers, and spend some of my free time operating a small business out of my home.
New opportunities to grow present themselves to us every day, my recent election to the office of Mayor is just one such opportunity. I look forward to the opportunity to share my love of Hudson’s Hope, and my volunteer spirit, with everyone.
Councillor Kelly Miller
Kelly and his family moved to Hudson’s Hope in 1974, settling on Beryl Prairie. He has served on the boards of the Hudson’s Hope Fall Fair, RTS, and the Music Festival. Presently he is the Council Liaison for the Library and the Museum boards, as well as a member of the Parks and Recreation, and Tourism Committees. Councillor Miller lives and works in Hudson’s Hope, and his hobbies include gardening, music and the arts, as well as doing local charity work. Kelly has worked at the Hudson’s Hope Health Centre with Northern Health for the past 19 years. A proud native of B.C., Kelly is honored for the opportunity to continue to serve his community.
Councillor Tashana Winnicky
My family has deep roots within the community. I grew up here, I have two beautiful children here, and extended family living within the community. Hudson’s Hope has shaped me in so many ways, that I look forward to giving back to our amazing community and it’s people.
I went to the University of Northern British Columbia for a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries and have worked in the industry for 11 years. I currently work as an Environmental Scientist and Registered Professional Biologist at a consulting firm (Matrix Solutions). I have worked in data collection, analyzing information, project management, and team coordination. I have plenty of experience that I plan to bring to the table on behalf of Hudson’s Hope.
My goal on council is to see my community and all who live here not only have their needs met but to thrive. To help support local services, I have been involved with the Hudson’s Hope Public Library board for six years including being the Vice President. My husband, Trent Winnicky, volunteers on the Hudson’s Hope Fire Department as a Captain. I support him and our valued emergency services provided in our town. I want to keep the wholesome parts of our community while supporting the maintenance and growth of our medical services, community infrastructure, and opportunities for residents.
Correta King said, “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” I want to lend a voice and a hand for Hudson’s Hope, because I believe if we can raise each other up, we will all reach great heights together.
Councillor James Cryderman
Councillor Tina Jeffrey
Councillor Debbie Beattie
My name is Deborah Beattie but everyone calls me Debbie. I have been married to my husband Dennis for 46 years. We have raised our family in the Peace region. We now have three grandchildren and one great granddaughter. We have lived in a sub-division of Hudson’s Hope called Beryl Prairie for a little better than 17 years. I grow a large garden on our 40 acre hobby farm, which we also have a couple of horses with the cows we have over the summer. I have been very actively involved in the community during these 17 years as a caterer, bus driver, served on many different boards, co-owner of the RV park, manager of the Paquette apartments.
I am committed and looking forward to serving on the Council of Hudson’s Hope, along with the rest of the team. I have always lived in a rural part of the Peace Region, which I hope will help serve me when representing the rural constituent’s interests along with the urban. Hudson’s Hope is one of the best places to raise a family or retire in.