Town of Canmore

Mayor John Borrowman

Mayor John Borrowman

Office: 403.678.1517

Fax: 403.678.1524

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Expenses:  pdf Expenses Mayor Borrowman (385 KB)

To see a list of committees on which the mayor holds a position, please visit Council Committee Appointments.


My wife Lynn & I have been very active in the community since we first moved here in 1975. We have raised our three children in Canmore, and we both continue to do what we can to foster the family oriented nature of our community.

I have been making my living as a potter for more than 40 years, with a professional studio in Canmore for most of that time. As well, I owned and operated two commercial art galleries (in Canmore and Banff) over a 15-year period. While in the mayor’s job I find little time to be in the studio – and the pottery is now being operated by my eldest daughter, herself a professional potter.

I am now in my fourth term on Town Council - first elected as a Councillor in 2004, and again in 2010. I was elected to the Mayor’s seat in a by-election in 2012, and then in the general elections in 2013 and 2017.

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Wesley First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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