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Mervin Dueck

Born and raised on the farm, between Rosenort and Morris, in the area that was known as Trump Siding or just East of Riverside. Graduated from Rosenort School in 1980 and took over the family farm a few years after. Farmed there until last year when I retired from farming. I’m a veteran of 7 floods, learning to cope with it almost like a right of spring the last few years. Currently I still live on the farm with my wife Susan and 5 children. Having 5 children active in sports   has given me opportunities to be involved with numerous communities and sporting organizations. This has allowed for numerous travel excursions, thereby enabling us to get to know various people across North America.

This is my first term on council. I’m involved in the Finance, Economic Development and Drainage Committee for the RM of Morris. I also represent on the Rosenort Community Centre District, Rosenort Chamber of Commerce, Rosemor Development, and Red River Basin Committee-South Chapter.  I am enjoying representing and bringing issues to Council regarding flood issues as well as Rural and Urban issues.

 

Rick Giesbrecht

I grew up southwest of Lowe Farm, attended Kronsweide School, and graduated from Morris School in 1970.  I have been farming for 44 years, first with my parents, and later with my wife Liz, and our children.  In 2009 we moved to Lowe Farm and continued to farm for a few more years. We are now both retired from farming, and have started a small storage rental business in Lowe Farm.

I married my wife Liz in 1975 and together we raised 2 children and now enjoy 5 grandchildren. We enjoy attending their activities as well as some camping, motorcycling, and holidaying. Over the years we have always enjoyed numerous sports including baseball, softball, hockey and curling. I have always enjoyed music, sang in a gospel quartet for many years as well in Prairie Chaff (Morris and area choir).

Community Service has always been an interested to me and I have served on several boards, including the Lowe Farm Chamber of Commerce, the Lowe Farm Co-op, Lowe Farm Credit Union and the Manitoba Pool local sub district council.  I have served as Treasure for the Lowe Farm Bergthaler Mennonite Church, the Secretary Treasurer of the Living Grains Project (Lowe Farm/Kane Canadian Foodgrains Bank growing project) and most recently Chair of the church. 

I have served on Council for 8 years serving in whatever capacity and continue to enjoy serving our residents and ratepayers of the entire municipality to help sustain continuing growth in the RM of Morris.

 

Shane Kroeker

Shane Kroeker enjoyed growing up on a grain farm in Riverside, MB and played various sports while representing numerous local community teams based out of Rosenort, Morris, and Lowe Farm. The small-town, hardworking nature of life both on the farm fields as well as the baseball fields made a lasting impression. Shane graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) program with a double major in Business Management, and Marketing. With degree in hand, Shane married Trishia Kroeker (nee Siemens), and they set roots in Rosenort, where they now have a family with 3 children (Jet, Aria, & Nate).

Shane has been working for K-Tec Earthmovers since 2011, and holds the role of Director of Strategy. Shane has volunteered on Rosenort & District Chamber of Commerce, and is currently the President of the non-profit organization that promotes business growth and economic development in our area. Shane got his first experience in public office after being elected to the LUD of Rosenort committee in 2014, and later being elected to the RM of Morris Council in 2018.

Shane strives to create more tangible value for stretching the tax dollars that are incoming from residential, commercial, and agriculture streams. Shane is interested in attracting new businesses to RM of Morris industrial parks and commercial zones to provide for more local amenities and job creation for the area.  Sustainable growth and continuous improvement are two foundational pillars that have been important in Shane’s career.

 

Al Rowe

I was first elected to Council after winning the November 3rd 2021 bi election.
My decision to run at that time was not solely that I could bring a fresh perspective to council it was also my belief that all areas of the RM should be represented.
My wife Kathy and I have have resided in Sperling for the past 19 years we have 2 grow up sons Mike and Dave and 5 grandchildren.
Kathy and I are active volunteers both locally as well as in other areas of the RM.
I have worked in the shipping dept at Sperling Industries for the past 11 years 8 of those years as the Shipping Supervisor.
My main hobby is walking I usually do around 5 K a day this also gives me the opportunity to discuss issues of concern when I run into people along the way.
Having been acclaimed in the 2022 municipal election I look forward to working with the newly elected council and serving all residents in the RM of Morris.

 

Chief Administrative Officer Larry Driedger

Growing up on a farm has taught me numerous invaluable items that have served me well in my personal life and also in my career. I have always enjoyed using a simple and common sense approach to tackling both simple and complex issues. This approach has served me well.

Educational opportunities have allowed me to complete the Business Administration Program at Red River Community College. After entering the workforce, I have also had the privilege of being able to acquire an Advanced Certificate in Accounting from the University of Manitoba, along with numerous municipal related courses, graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Certified Manitoba Municipal Administrators Certificate.

Having worked in an urban municipality for better than 23 years, and prior to that working in a school division office for 3+ years, has given me a broad perspective and a wide range of experiences that have led me to my current position here as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Rural Municipality of Morris.

On the family front, my wife Barb and I have three adult children who have been a wonderful blessing to us.

As a family we enjoy camping and travelling together. I also enjoy spending personal time in my woodworking shop creating various different projects over the years.