Why has Mayor Melissa Blake in Fort McMurray been so successful in prying money out of the province? Because every time they said no, she smiled, thanked them for their consideration, and came back the next day with a better, very well researched argument.

Gladys Blackmore,
2010 Mayoral Candidate, Grande Prairie

Mayor Melissa Blake of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Makes a Difference. … (Mayor Blake’s) approach (in creating a better understanding of the efforts around oil sands environmental mitigation, reclamation and restoration) is just so much more effective because it is about having real conversations with real people meeting face-to-face to form real relationship that focus on finding the real problems and figuring out the real solutions.

Ken Chapman,
Principal, Cambridge Strategies Inc

“Melissa is a leader with a true vision for the entire Region. She has been extremely supportive of our rural initiatives and is the best choice to continue to lead in our positive development.”

Dwayne Roth LL.B. NCSO
Chief Executive Officer, Fort McKay Métis Group Ltd.