Amber Link - Division 2 Councillor
I have deep roots in Wheatland County. I grew up on our family farm and ranch near Rockyford and, except for a few years of university to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree, I have lived in this area my whole life. My husband, Kevin, a paramedic with Wheatland EMS, and I moved to an acreage in Namaka in 2007, because we knew it was the perfect place to raise our 5 children. My two youngest children are both disabled, one with Down syndrome and one with a hypoxic brain injury. Mothering has taught me more than any university education or work experience ever could.
I currently volunteer at the Alberta Children’s Hospital and with our local Down syndrome association, Ups and Downs. I have previously served as the Vice President of the Namaka Community Association. I have volunteered in several ministries within our church, including teaching marriage courses, youth, and a meal ministry. I’ve always been actively involved with my children and their activities.
I enjoy time with my family more than anything. My favourite days are ones spent outdoors, hiking or camping. I delight in finding beauty in unexpected places and capturing it in photos.
I absolutely love where I live and I want to do my part to keep it the incredible place that it is. Wheatland County is diverse – a thriving, innovative county that prospers because of our hard-working residents. We need to balance development with the preservation of our heritage, rooted in farming and ranching. I will serve Wheatland County with integrity. I won’t make promises that I can’t keep. I can promise I will listen to our community and be a voice for all residents in our division. That’s my promise: to be your voice.
Division 2 Councillor, Reeve