Mayor & Council

The Town is governed by a council-administrator form of government where the Town Council sets Town policy and the Chief Administrative Officer is responsible for Town operations. 

The council consists of a mayor and six council members. All council members are elected for a four-year term and must be residents of the Town of Wadena. Only residents of Wadena can vote on election day for mayor and council. 

Listed below is the contact information for Mayor & Council as well as any appointments outside of Council. 

Present Term: November 10, 2020 - November 13, 2024

Mayor Sara Sobchyshyn

Phone: 306-338-7868
Email: wadena.mayor@gmail.com

Council Committees: 
  • Committee of the Whole
Representative on Boards & Committees established under Town Bylaw:
  • EMO Executive Committee
Other Recognized Membership Appointments
  • Wadena Health Action Group
  • Wadena and Area Health Foundation
  • Saskatoon Health Region  

Deputy Mayor Travis Fogg

Phone: 306-338-8100
Email: wadena.councillor3@gmail.com

Council Committees: 
  • Committee of the Whole
Representative on Boards & Committees established under Town Bylaw:
  • Wadena & District Museum Board
Appointment Required by Agreement or Contract
  • Weneeda Park Lodge
Other Recognized Membership Appointments
  • Wadena Van Corporation

Councillor Marcus Elphinstone

Phone: 306-338-8558
Email: wadena.councillor1@gmail.com

Council Committees: 
  • Committee of the Whole
Representative on Boards & Committees established under Town Bylaw:
  • EMO Executive Committee
Appointment Required by Agreement or Contract
  • Central Regional Landfill Waste Management Authority

Councillor Samantha Fehr

Phone: 306-338-8561
Email: wadena.councillor2@gmail.com

Council Committees: 
  • Committee of the Whole
Representative on Boards & Committees established under Town Bylaw:
  • Wadena Crisis Cares Fund
Appointment Required by Agreement or Contract
  • Wadena & District Fire Association
Other Recognized Membership Appointments
  • Quill Lakes Watershed Authority



Councillor Ashley Kolach

Phone: 306-338-7214
Email: wadena.councillor4@gmail.com

Council Committees: 
  • Committee of the Whole
Appointments Required by Agreement or Contract
  • Weneeda Park Lodge
  • Central Regional Landfill Waste Management Authority
Other Recognized Membership Appointments
  • NE Area Transportation Planning Committee

Councillor Alison J. Squires

Phone: 306-338-7941
Email: wadena.councillor5@gmail.com

Council Committees: 
  • Committee of the Whole
Representative on Boards & Committees established under Town Bylaw:
  • Wadena and District Museum
  • EMO Executive Committee
Appointments Required by Agreement or Contract
  • Parkland Regional Library (Wadena Branch)

Councillor Jordan Theisen

Phone: 306-541-5882
Email: wadena.councillor6@gmail.com

Council Committees: 
  • Committee of the Whole
Representative on Boards & Committees Established by Council and under Town Bylaw:
  • Cemetery Committee
Appointments Required by Agreement or Contract
  • Wadena and District Fire Association