Councillor Ted Dillon

Coun. Ted Dillon

As a new member of Council, I am committed to open and transparent governance. I will strive to make the best decisions on behalf of our citizens and to serve our community to the very best of my ability.


  • Born and raised in Ponoka, and graduated from high school here
  • Married Barb in 1973. Raised three sons and now enjoys the lively company of five grandchildren (three girls; two boys)
  • Worked in the lumber business running lumber yards before becoming the Town’s Fire Chief in 1989. Served as the Fire Chief for 26 years
  • During his years with the Town of Ponoka Administrative team, he also served briefly as interim acting CAO, Director of Community Services, and Director of Protective Services
  • Served on the board of the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association for eight years as a Director and later as a Vice-President. Today he is a life member of the Association and attends the annual convention each year


Community Involvement:

  • Assisted the Ponoka Stampede Association with the creation of its Emergency Management Plan and is currently the Emergency Management Coordinator for the Stampede Association
  • Involved in hockey all of his life – refereeing, coaching, score keeping, etc.
  • Was president of the Ponoka Stampeders Sr. Hockey Club for several years