Councillor Erin Stevenson

Previous terms on City Council
  • 2017-2021 (councillor)
Professional background
  • Marketing Manager for Athabasca University
  • Held various communication roles for the Government of Alberta in various ministries
  • Had my own marketing and communications company for several years
  • Have worked in marketing and sales and senior leadership roles in private industry and not for profit organizations
  • Masters of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communications Studies
  • Radio and television diploma
  • Women in leadership certificate
  • Disruptive strategy certificate
Current community involvement
  • 100 Women Who Care Tri Municipal Region
  • Volunteer at public markets
  • Involvement through various boards and committees keeps me plenty busy including community fundraisers, walks etc.
  • Sit on numerous non-council committees including the equity committee for Athabasca University
  • World Vision sponsor since 2006
Significant accomplishments and awards
  • In 2021 was awarded a scholarship for highest GPA in the NACLAA program at University of Alberta
  • Queen Elizabeth II scholarship awarded for honours GPA (pursuing my master’s degree)
  • Numerous awards for marketing and communications over the last two decades including Marketer of the Year
  • Student of the Year when I attended MacEwan University
  • High school valedictorian
  • Won AMPIA award for best interactive website in 2012
Hobbies and interests
  • Wine: I have my level 1 WSET and founded a wine club in 2011 that is still running strong and meets monthly
  • Gardening: I am a certified organic master gardener and have over 300 species of plants in my backward. I also have over 250 indoor plants in my own. Very much into growing our own food all year long 
  • Travelling: I’ve been to 35 countries - love experiencing new culture, foods, language, history etc.
  • Trekking: multi-day hikes in the mountains. My longest one to date is the Everest Base Camp trek in 2011
Family and pets
  • Dogs (Marley, Dexter, and Stella)
  • Family lives here in Spruce Grove (one brother and nephew live with me)
Favourite amenity in Spruce Grove
  • Jubilee Park. It's walking distance and offers year-round activities I can participate in. Last year I started ice skating again which I haven't done since my junior high days. It's nice to have the skating oval right there. And of course there's so many events there that access is very easy. And I can enjoy it as is – a beautiful park with lots of trails and opportunities to explore.