Colleen Mayer was elected as the new MLA for St. Vital on April 19, 2016. In addition to her duties as MLA, she proudly serves as the Minister of Crown Services. Prior to her current appointment, Colleen was the Government Whip, a member of Treasury Board, and acted as the Assistant Deputy Speaker.
Colleen was elected as a Trustee for the Louis Riel School Division in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. As a Trustee, she has helped strengthen the lives and education of our youngest citizens. This experience has provided further insight into the needs of the community and the importance of education in building a strong and vibrant St. Vital.
Colleen saw first-hand the impact public administration can have on her community and neighbours during her time at City Hall as Executive Assistant to a City Councillor. Colleen’s knowledge of issues that are important to the residents of St. Vital and her dedication to improving the community are two of her greatest strengths.
As Executive Director of the Old St. Vital Business Improvement Zone (BIZ), Colleen has built solid relationships with many city departments, local businesses and organizations, and the community-at- large. These relationships and her time with Old St. Vital BIZ have been fundamental in developing her understanding of the needs of St. Vital.
Colleen is passionate about giving back to her community. She has given her time to many organizations including the United Way, the Windsor Community Center Board of Directors and the Youth Justice Committee. Colleen and her family also participate in the Winnipeg Homestay program as a host for international students. Colleen is proud of St. Vital and feels this is an excellent way to showcase our community to students from all over the world.
Colleen and her husband Cory are long-time residents of St. Vital and live in the Elm Park area where they are raising their two children Quinn and Ethan. Colleen is proud to be a strong voice for St. Vital in the Legislature and will continue to deliver on the real priorities of Manitoba families.