About Councillor Stephen Dafoe

Stephen Dafoe was born in Belleville, Ontario in 1962 and spent the first 40 years of his life in that Town. Dafoe moved to Alberta with his wife in 2002 and lived in Hinton for the first four years. Soon after moving to Morinville he decided the next time he would move would be when they put him in a pine box.

Though he has worked in sales, as a professional magician, and a published author, Dafoe has spent his recent working years as a journalist. He worked for the Morinville Mirror and Sturgeon Light before starting The Morinville News in 2010. Now in semi-retirement, Dafoe is looking to spending more time serving the community.

Dafoe is a past member of the Morinville Public Library Board and served as Board Chair for two and a half years.

Council Appointments

Since being elected to Council, Dafoe has been Morinville’s Council appointee to the Northern Lights Library System, a 55-municipality library system. Dafoe has served on the executive for four years, been Vice Chair for two years, and served as chair until December 2018. As Chair, Dafoe lead a committee that rebuilt the system’s policies from scratch and served on the committee to develop the system’s plan of service.

Dafoe is currently the Chair of the Roseridge Landfill Commission.

Dafoe sits on the following boards and committees:

Roseridge Landfill Commission (Chair)
Capital Region Board (alternate)
Capital Region Board Executive (alternate)
Morinville / Sturgeon Intermunicipal Affairs Committee
Morinville / Sturgeon Intermunicipal Affairs Intermunicipal Collaborative Framework Taskforce
Northern Lights Library System Board Member