Rod Frank is Mayor of Strathcona County
Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, vibrant community of close to 100,000 residents.
Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park, and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages, and smaller hamlets.
With a focus on economic, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.
Strathcona County is the center of Alberta's Industrial Heartland and the Strathcona Industrial Association - Canada's largest hydrocarbon processing regions. It is home to 50+ world class companies, with a combined total investment of over $35 billion.
Strathcona County is also home to 75 per cent of the refining in Western Canada.
Strathcona County is a member of the Edmonton Metro Regional Board and Edmonton Global.
The region has a population of 1.3 million people, produces 30 per cent of Alberta's GDP, and supports 725,000 jobs.
Rod was elected to his first term as Mayor of Strathcona County on October 16, 2017.
Mayor Frank moved with family to Sherwood Park in 1963, and now lives here with his own family.
Rod has Business and Law Degrees from the University of Alberta, and brings 30 years’ experience in business and law to Strathcona County Council.
Leadership credentials in the business world include co-leader of Legal Services at TELUS, and practice lead to the wholesale, business, and wireless divisions; as well as lead competition law advisor. Rod was lead counsel closing a $1.2 billion-dollar deal, one of the single largest telecom services transactions in Canadian history.
In the legal field he headed the Canadian Bar Association’s National Competition Law Section, comprised of over 1,000 expert antitrust lawyers. Rod is also a former member of the American Bar Association’s Compliance & Ethics Advisory Board.
In the non-profit sector, Rod was one of the original incorporators of the Elk Island Education Foundation (REAL Foundation), and a former President and General Manager of the Edmonton Wildcat Junior Football Club.
With two sons who grew up in the Park, Rod has also volunteered for more than 15 years in local schools, and “every sport out there – football, hockey, soccer, baseball, lacrosse”.
Rod is committed to serving the citizens throughout this four-year term. The core of his plan is to provide financial certainty for individuals and industry, and a citizen-centered culture.
“I respect the trust citizens have placed in me. I dedicate my service over the next term to advancing the best interests of Strathcona County, and to this community being a leading light in Alberta.”
- Chief Elected Official, Strathcona County
- Director, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association
- Board Member, Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board
- Representative, Edmonton Metro Region Economic Development (Edmonton Global)
- Representative, Edmonton Regional Airports Authority
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