Councillor Clayton Nelson

Clayton Nelson - CouncillorPonoka is a great place to raise a family. My vision for Ponoka is to create a stronger and more robust economy through the manufacturing and technology sectors. Ponoka offers many opportunities for these businesses, which are economic drivers and would create more jobs in our community. With a continued focus on recreation, parks and trails, Ponoka can provide the perfect work/life balance for its citizens. This makes our community the best place to work, relax and thrive. 

Contact Information

Phone: 403-913-5274
#200, 5604 50 Street
Ponoka, AB T4J 1G5


  • Born and raised in Ponoka (third generation).
  • Has three sons (one teenager and two are adults) and a grandson.

Council History

  • Served one term (2017-2021) as Town Councillor.

Council Standing Committee Appointments


  • Fort Ostell Museum
  • North Red Deer River Water Services Commission
  • Pě Săkăstěw Centre
  • Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework/Intermunicipal Development Plan

Current Occupation

  • Director of Operations at Battle River Pharmaceuticals.
  • Formerly was a field services inspector for the Alberta Recycling Management Authority.

Community Involvement

  • Has been busy raising his family and working two to three jobs for the past 20 years.
  • Served as Vice Chair of the Southern Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Institute of Management, 2013-2017.
  • Loves serving the community as a member of Town Council and Council committees.


  • Mount Royal University Cannabis Production Plant and Facility Management Certificate.
  • Fourth Class Power Engineer through SAIT Polytechnic.
  • Currently taking management certification from Canadian Institute of Management, which has been put on hold due to Town Council responsibilities.

Personal Interests

  • Loves cooking Sunday dinners at his house and spending time with family.
  • Enjoys gardening, hunting and reading.