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Elected Officials

Municipal Council
The political structure of RM of West St Paul consists of the Head of Council (Mayor) and four Councillors.

Council Meetings
Council meetings are held in Council Chambers at 3550 Main Street. Council will meet the 2nd Thursday and 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00pm. The 2nd Thursday of the month will be reserved for planning matters. 
Council Committee of the Whole meetings are held at 6:00pm on the Tuesday before the scheduled Regular Planning Meeting of Council.

My family and I have been residents of West St. Paul for 20+ years and truly enjoy the rural lifestyle with all that it offers.  Along with my wife of 36 years, Laura and I raised 4 wonderful children in this community.  Prior living in West St. Paul we lived in Winnipeg for 14 years but grew up in St. Andrews, attending St. Andrews School and Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive High School.  

We have also been volunteering with COPP for the past 7+ years to patrol the various neighborhoods of West St. Paul.  I find this to be very rewarding working with a group of like-minded residents who willingly patrol the various areas of West St. Paul and passing along information to the RCMP regarding areas of concerns, helping to make West St. Paul a safer community. 
Phone: 204-951-1687

Peter moved to West St. Paul over a decade ago. He bought a lot and acted as the contractor for his home, choosing West St. Paul because of the spacious lots and the country-style living, but still being close enough to the amenities of the city. He felt this community would be a great place to raise his son Declan with other children close by to make lasting friendships.
Peter's experience working in various industries will allow him to bring his knowledge to use to further progress our community.
As a previous councillor, he is honoured to have this opportunity to again serve the residents of this municipality and is committed to keeping West St. Paul a great place to live and raise our families in. He looks forward to serving our community.
Phone: 204-801-4444
Giorgio has called West St Paul home for over 45 years. Over the years, Giorgio, his wife Tammy and son Marco have all enjoyed being a part of the West St Paul community - participating in community events, youth sports and summer camp. He truly enjoys to live, work and play in West St Paul!

As he begins his 3rd term, he is honoured to have this opportunity to continue to serve the residents of this municipality, as he has for eight years, and again thanks them very much for their support.

He looks forward to working as a team with the other members of council and administration, while being open and transparent and ensuring to communicate with residents. He is looking forward to what can be accomplished for all of us in West St. Paul!
Phone: 204-228-4216
Mike Pagtakhan was born in the Philippines and emigrated with his family to Winnipeg at the age of 3. He grew up in St. Vital and is a graduate of Dakota Collegiate Institute.  Mike started working part-time at Manitoba Hydro’s corporate library while pursuing his undergraduate degree. After completing his Bachelor of Arts, he started full time at Hydro, where he worked in a few departments including Accounts Payable, Energy Management, and Purchasing.  During this time Mike enrolled in evening courses to attain his Certified in Management (CIM) designation from the Canadian Institute of Business, and his Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP) designation from the Purchasing Management Association of Canada.

Mike has a long history of community involvement. When he was 13 years old, Mike started volunteering with St. Amant where he was a recreation team member supporting a variety of fun activities for youth with developmental disabilities. Over the years, Mike served as a volunteer with the Winnipeg Boys & Girls Club, the Folk Arts Council Inc, Folklorama, the Manitoba Museum, the Health Sciences Centre, and with Junior Achievement of Manitoba.  During his time on Winnipeg City Council, Mike served on many Boards & Commissions including Chair of the Winnipeg Housing & Rehabilitation Corporation, Chair of the Fred Douglas Foundation, Chair of the Winnipeg Committee for Safety, and Chair of the Citizen’s Equity Committee.  He was also a board member with the Exchange District BIZ, the Winnipeg Public Library Board, and the Seven Oaks House Museum Board.

Mike looks forward to serving residents as a newly elected member of the RM. Before this, he served as a Winnipeg City Councillor for 16 years.  In October 2002 he took a leave of absence from Manitoba Hydro and was elected to City Council representing the Point Douglas Ward.  He was subsequently re-elected in 2006, 2010 and 2014.   During his political tenure on Council, he was appointed Acting Deputy Mayor by Glenn Murray, appointed as Deputy Mayor by Sam Katz, and appointed as Deputy Mayor by Brian Bowman.   Mike also served as the Chairperson to several Standing Policy Committees of Council including Downtown Development, Planning Property & Development, and Protection & Community Services. Some notable projects that Mike successfully advocated & championed include the designation of the Centennial Neighbourhood as a Housing Improvement Zone, the redevelopment and renaming of Sergeant Tommy Prince Place, renovations to Sinclair Community Centre, the twinning of Inkster from Keewatin to Brookside, the twinning of Keewatin from Inkster to Jefferson and renaming to Dr. Jose Rizal Way, the creation of a public plaza at Waterford Green with a statue of Dr. Jose Rizal, the development of the North End Boxing Club, the development of Roger Le Grand Park, and the development of Gord Dong Park. 

In 2018 Mike made the decision to retire from City Council and return to Manitoba Hydro where he is a Project Liaison Officer in the Project Management Division.  In 2019 Mike and his family moved from Winnipeg’s inner city to Ward 3 on 2.5 acres, where they absolutely love the space, the beautiful sunsets and the strong sense of community.  Mike is also a Lieutenant in the Canadian Armed Forces, as a member of the Cadet Instructor Cadre Unit, where he is a Senior Instructor with the 1226 Fort Garry Horse Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps. Mike enjoys spending time with family, working in the garden, cooking, baking, creating wood-fired pottery and arm-wrestling.
Phone: 431-278-6305
Dorothy and her husband Arnold have lived in West St. Paul for over 30 years and have raised both their children Michael and Jacqueline in the community.

Dorothy is a former banker, retired teacher, and currently works as an account manager. She obtained both her Arts Degree and Education Degree from the University of Winnipeg. She has been active in the community serving on large boards such as Ducks Unlimited, and her children’s sports teams, as well as serving on the board of directors for the Seven Oaks Hospital Daycare.  She also successfully lobbied the provincial government for $1,000,000 in funding for pediatric speech therapy, and helped with the reorganization of speech therapy departments.
Dorothy has been elected as Councillor for Ward 4 after serving as Councillor for Ward 3 in the 2018-2022 term. Dorothy would like to see strong fiscal planning and budgeting along with council review of development agreements. She would also like to see service for road, drainage, paving, and culverts to be a high priority for taxpayers along with thoughtful development that considers the taxpayer and the country lifestyle of West St. Paul.
Dorothy is committed to an open, transparent, and accountable council who considers the taxpayer in all decisions, now and well into the future. 
Phone: 204-509-6574
The RM of West St Paul is located in the federal riding of Kildonan-St Paul.

The elected official representing the RM of West St Paul in Parliament is:

Member of Parliament
Hon. Raquel Dancho
Phone: 204-984-6322 

Parliament Hill Office:
House of Commons
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A6 
Phone: 613-992-7148
Constituency Office:
27B Red River Boulevard
Winnipeg, MB R2V 4E2
The RM of West St Paul is located in the federal riding of the provincial constituency of McPhillips.

The elected official representing the RM of West St Paul in Legislature is:

Member of the Legislative Assembly
Hon. JD Devgan - McPhillips
878 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3G 0P1