Councillor Ted Dillon

Ted Dillon - CouncillorAs a 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 with the information I am given.


  • Born and raised in Ponoka.
  • Graduated high school (Ponoka Composite High School) in 1968.
  • Married Barb from Fort MacLeod in 1973. Raised three sons and now enjoys the lively company of six grandchildren (three girls and three boys).

Council History

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

Council Standing Committee Appointments


  • Police Advisory Committee
  • Ponoka Victim Services
  • Emergency Advisory Committee
  • Rimoka Housing Foundation
  • Pě Săkăstěw Centre
  • Ponoka Stampede and Exhibition Association
  • Human Resources Committee
  • Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee

Current Occupation

  • Retired. Served as the Town of Ponoka 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.
  • Prior to that, Ted worked in the lumber business running lumber yards. Started in 1968 in Ponoka and then Fort Saint John.


  • Lakeland College Fire Training

Community Involvement

  • 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.
  • 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, scorekeeping on the Minor Hockey Board (Senior and Junior B) and was president of the Ponoka Stampeders Sr. Hockey Club for several years.

Personal Interests

  • Busy with family and grandkids.
  • Certified safety coach – help with Ponoka County Fire Services when required.
  • Drives the shuttle for the local Ford dealership when required.