Her Worship Mayor Sheryl Spence was raised and educated in the City of Saskatoon. In 1983 Sheryl, her husband Dave, and young family moved to the then, small town of Warman.
She was hired as an Early Childhood Educator that very same year and her love for children and the rewards of working with people kept her in this position until she retired in 2003. Her favorite past time is spending time at Candle Lake with her family and six grandchildren.
Sheryl has participated over the years in community boards, school boards, advisory groups, committees, commissions, just to name a few. In recognition of her years of volunteering and service in and around the community of Warman, she was named Warman's 2005 Citizen of the Year.
Mayor Spence was first elected to Warman Town Council in 2000, a spot sought-after by 18 individuals running for Council that year. In 2006, Sheryl Spence was elected as Mayor for this fast growing community. She was acclaimed in 2009 and again in 2012, this making her the first Mayor for the City of Warman. In 2016 she was re-elected as Mayor for another 4 year term.
Mayor Spence works on empowering and engaging our youth in the City of Warman. With visits to the classrooms of the schools in her city and welcoming the students to City Hall she continues to encourage the youth to take an active interest in Warman and to encourage them to be a voice in the future for municipal politics.
Mayor Spence was recently nominated as the 2018/2019 Chair for the Increasing Women Participation in Government Standing Committee with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The mandate of this group is to seek and support initiatives to increase women's political participation in municipal government.
Mayor Spence strives to be an active listener and participant in growing the City of Warman forward. Whether it be in the classroom, visiting with seniors or visiting with businesses she welcomes the opportunity to lend an ear and in turn provide a voice for the City and its residents.