Chief Administrative Officer
I grew up in Carnduff and am married to Randy Pickard who grew up in Fertile. We have been married since July 1, 2006 at were married at the International Peace Gardens. Together we have two children, Camdyn Pickard and Daxson Pickard. My parents Ken & Therese Martel also live in Redvers and I love having them close to myself and my family.
I started at the Town of Redvers as the Secretary in September 2011 after changing careers from being the Director of the Early Learning & Child Care Centres for 12 years. I have a Level “C” Certificate in Municipal Administration as well as an ECE III in Early Childhood Education. I have been a waitress in many capacities including the Silvermoon Inn, Java Junction and House of Wong. For a few summers I worked as a strawberry picker and my first ever job was being a concession worker at the Carnduff Community Theatre.
Currently I sit on the Redvers Minor Ball Board (8 years) and am the Task Manager for the Redvers Wildlife Archery Club (15 years). In the past I have been the Chamber of Commerce Chairperson, sat on the Redvers Health Foundation Fundraising Committee for 8 years and have helped out in several capacities throughout the community. I believe that many hands make light work and it is important for people to step up within the community.
During my spare time I enjoy golf, softball, slo-pitch, and archery. I love to watch my kids play their sports, volleyball, baseball, softball and hockey as well as other numerous friends’ and community minor sports. Something that is new to me but I find very fun, is announcing at hockey games! I am very passionate about many things including sports so if you see me cheering loudly, don’t be surprised! My moto in life is Live, Laugh & Love.
I wanted to be employed at the Town of Redvers at first to simplify my work life, but after a few years I knew I wanted to make it my career. I strive for challenges and out of the box thinking and ideals. Being involved in the Municipality peaks my interest because I love a challenge, enjoy creating bylaws and policies and working as a team to provide the best small town dynamic possible.
My goals in being the CAO are to maintain the small town feel where everyone knows your name, prioritize recreation dynamics, safety, kindness, equality, forward thinking and beautification of our community.
The projects I would like to see within Redvers are a new water treatment plant, provide unique community aspects such as a skate park, excursions for the Transit Bus, outdoor rink, etc. Provide safety measures on our streets, sidewalks, and highways are also key projects.
The current project I am especially invested in is the Water Treatment Plant. Providing adequate and above grade potable water is essential in maintaining community members. If our water tastes good and is above safety protocols, in my opinion, it sets the stage for the dynamic of our community as a whole.
The biggest thing I have learned about our community since being employed by the Town is that people care. People care about their community and its members. Young and young at heart can all be invested for different reasons within the community but the end goal is the same. Everyone wants to live in a safe, respectful community that offers an array of businesses, events and things unique to a small town.
My favorite aspect of being a part of the Town of Redvers team is to be knowledgeable about the community and our people. Knowing the behind the scenes operations, working with Council, and my team, to reach our goals truly energizes me. It makes me very happy when the community is happy! When they are not, and if there is an issue, I want to create the trust that it can be brought forward and worked out to the best interest of the community as a whole.
I look forward to continuing to dedicate many more years to Redvers and its residents!
Assistant Chief Administrative Officer
My husband Justin and I moved to Redvers in 2014; we bought an acreage about 10 minutes north on Highway 8. Justin works for Canadian Plains in Carlyle, he is a Journeyman Mechanic. We have two children, Reece and Jace!
I started with the Town of Redvers as the Secretary in November 2015. Recently I was certified as a Notary, and obtained OH&S Level 1. While completing high-school in Carnduff, I studied in the evenings to earn my ECE I, as childcare was my career for a long time before entering the administrative world.
I am kept busy and on my toes as a working mom to my young kids! I aspire to be a reader again, as I used to read a new novel every week! Justin and I, along with the majority of his extended family, have a cabin at White Bear and we spend almost every weekend there in the summer.
Having a career at the Town is something I take pride in. It is a stable position that I can rely on, and it is fast paced and important work. Anyone I am close with knows I am a “planner” so a structured and organized workplace like ours is my dream. It is my intention to stay here for the rest of my working years.
My goals for the future of Redvers would be to amplify the beautification with new projects. Things such as new street signs, murals, flower gardens, cement planters, more public benches (to name a few) are small touches that can add warmth and vibrance to a community. I would love for Redvers to become a destination, a “must see!”
Since it has been approved by Council, I am especially invested in the current rebranding, with the new colors and logo! I have many ideas with our new brand that I hope one day come to fruition. One of the parts I enjoy the most about working here is creating and posting content for our social media and website!
If I could choose one main thing I have learned from working for the Town, is that there is much more to running a municipality than invoices, taxes, and water bills.
My favorite aspect of working here is the team and family dynamic of the Staff and Council as a whole. A support system is key when the tasks pile up! I feel heard and my ideas and voice are embraced. I am thankful for every opportunity I have been given here!
I grew up on the Berard Family Farm, just outside of Storthoaks, and now live there with my husband Curtis and our three children: Katie, Tucker and Chase. Curtis is a Maintenance Operator for Saturn Oil & Gas and the kids go to school in Carievale.
I am the Administrative Assistant for the Town of Redvers and started on January 26th, 2022. My first job in high school was waitressing and I’ve always enjoyed working with the public. After graduating from Carnduff High School, and with the hopes of one day becoming a flight attendant, I obtained my Travel & Tourism Diploma from Medicine Hat College. I was required to complete practicums for this program and as a result, I was offered permanent positions at Tourism Saskatchewan and the Hotel Saskatchewan Radisson Plaza, both located in Regina. I accepted the Tourism Visitor Information Councilor position at Tourism Saskatchewan and was employed there for four years before a certain ‘boy’ from back home stole my heart and I moved to Carnduff to be closer to him. We then bought our first home together, were married and started to expand our family. During that time, I was offered a position at Carnduff Agencies and worked there until we switched homes with my Mom in 2011. I decided to be a stay at home Mom and over the years I was treasurer for St. Anthony’s Parish and the Storthoaks Rink. After our family was completed and as the kids were getting older, I was excited to join the work force once again.
In our spare time, the winter months have kept us busy with the kids involved in hockey and volleyball and in the summer time we enjoy camping, golfing and boating as a family. We also have a small herd of cattle (which are more like pets!).
I wanted to be employed with the Town of Redvers as the office team dynamics were very appealing to me. I very much enjoy the feeling of being part of a family at work and was looking to find a place where I could settle in and hopefully one day retire. Another feature of this position that peaked my interest was the community involvement. As a neighboring community to my hometown, many of the services that Redvers offers have always been essential to myself and my family.
Goals that I would like to see for Redvers are to maintain the close-knit community feeling in these ever-changing times that we live in and at the same time incorporate new ideas and projects that would benefit all age groups of this community.
There are several projects that I am currently learning about and assisting with. I am anticipating the progression of an updated Water Treatment Plant that will benefit all community residents.
One thing that I have learned about since being employed here are the details on the Perreaux Residential Subdivision. This looks like an exciting addition to the community and a great opportunity for Redvers to increase its population.
My favorite aspect of being employed with the Town of Redvers so far is that I feel like family here and I enjoy being able to help and be part of a vibrant growing community.
I grew up on a farm just west of Redvers. Redvers has always been my home. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Valery. We have 4 kids, Hailey, Nate, Asia, and Jase. Currently I live on a farm northeast of Wauchope.
I started with the Town of Redvers in September of 2011, as the Town Maintenance Man. I have my Water Treatment Level 1, Water Distribution Level 2, Wastewater Treatment Level 1 and Wastewater Collection Level 1. I became the Foreman for the Town of Redvers in October 2021. It has been a fun and challenging learning curve. I also cattle farm to fill my days and weekends.
In my spare time I enjoy working on the farm, camping, hunting, ski-dooing, quadding, and I also enjoy watching my children in their activities.
I wanted to be employed by the Town if Redvers to leave the shiftwork lifestyle and have the ability to be home more with my family.
The #1 project I would like to see happen in our town, is a new Water Treatment Plant, to provide great tasting safe water for our community.
The biggest thing I have learned about our community is the expression of gratitude from the public. We live in a great community where someone is always willing to lend a hand.
My favorite aspect of my employment at the Town of Redvers is the great teamwork shown. It is a great working environment!
Assistant Maintenance Foreman
I started with the Town on August 1, 2017. I was hired as one of the Maintenance Crew. I have earned Class 1 Water and Class 1 Waste Water. In my spare time I am taking courses in Astrophysics, and working on a degree.
Outside of work, I do computer and small motor repair. I’m also a member of the Redvers Fire Department and South East Search and Rescue.
I do a lot of reading on many different topics as well as photography. Specifically astrophotography. I also do a lot of camping and fishing on my time off.
I wanted to be employed by the Town of Redvers because I saw there was a good staff and a large variety of different jobs to do, with lots of learning, keeping me on my toes.
One of my main goals for Redvers is a new water treatment system and upgrades to infrastructure.
The current ongoing project I am especially invested in is the water treatment facility upgrade that will hopefully begin soon.
One thing I’ve learned by being an employee here is that people here are very active and invested in their community, and that’s great to see. I enjoy my work because there’s never a dull moment and always lots to do!
I grew up in Redvers and have lived in town most of my life. I started with the Town of Redvers on September 27th, 2021. I graduated from Redvers High School in 2019. During high school I worked at Subway, Triple LB and the Co-op Gas Bar. I worked at the gas bar right up until I moved to Brandon for 6 months in March of 2021. I worked for Westman Custom Cabinets and Garage Interiors right up until I decided to move home in mid September.
I just purchased my first home in town and plan on sticking around for many years to come!
In my spare time I enjoy anything hockey related from watching, coaching and playing. In prior years I goalie coached for younger age groups during my Minor Hockey days. When I wasn’t coaching or playing I was running the clock as much as I could just so I could be at the rink. As for playing, I played my entire minor hockey career with the Redvers Rockets. My last years of Minor Hockey were pretty amazing as we won Provincials twice, South Provincial Champions three times, and won the league twice.
During my summers I would play AAA with a team based out of Minot called the Bakken Oilers. I played for the Oilers for three years from 2014 to 2017. That playing opportunity also brought up the chance to go play with Team North America in Germany during the summer of 2017. It was a team based out of Minneapolis and was an amazing experience. Now I split my winters between the Wawota Flyers in the Big Six and the Storthoaks Wings Rec Hockey teams.
I wanted to be employed by the Town of Redvers to be closer to my family and have consistent, full-time hours while helping out in the town I grew up in.
I would like to see the improvement of our treatment plant, that way we have clean and delicious water for everyone. I would also like to see the town grow and have many more job opportunities for the younger generation so that we can keep expanding!
A major thing I’ve learned from my short time here is that everyone is very grateful for the hard work and commitment we’ve had for snow removal this winter. Our residents are the best around and don’t get much more generous than anywhere around! We are very fortunate to work in a community that is so friendly and willing to help out a friend in need.
My favourite aspect of working for the town is how close of a group we are. The teamwork and eagerness to get things done to the best of our abilities is amazing and such a fun place to work. No matter what, our team is supportive and always willing to lend a hand. It’s honestly a blast going into work everyday!
My husband Neil farms north of Redvers. Together we have two daughters, Chelsy & Tiffany, and one son, Andy. They are all adults and on their own. I have four grandchildren: Peyton, Jaxon, Emily, and Caleb.
I worked for the Saskatchewan Health Authority for 21 years with the Ambulance, laundry, housekeeping, and finishing off in the kitchen when I retired. I still felt I needed something to do so I signed on with the Town of Redvers as their Transit Bus Driver.
In the summer I enjoy camping as much as possible! In the winter months I focus on my side business, Needful Things, where I craft and bake.
One thing I enjoy about being the Transit Driver is being able to help those in our community. My favorite part is taking special trips for lunches, activities, etc. I enjoy working for the Town, the staff are a great bunch to work with.