Mayor Gene Sobolewski was elected as Mayor of the Town of Bonnyville on October 21, 2013 and re-elected on October 16, 2017. He was first elected as a Town Councillor in 2004 and enjoyed three terms as a Councillor before being elected as the Mayor.
Mayor Sobolewski has lived in the area since 1999 and his three children are grown. He is currently blessed with the addition of a son-in-law, new daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.
He is currently employed by Associated Engineering and has over 28 years of Municipal experience in terms of Engineering, Public Works Administration, Project Management and Financial. Gene also continues to volunteer his time and enjoys working with organizations in the community as follows:
- Lead Guitar player and vocalist with a local band
- Director of the Bonnyville Singers
- Board Director with the Bonnyville Pontiacs Jr A Hockey Team
- Volunteer with the Royal Canadian Legion
- Cribbage and singing for the Seniors
- Volunteer with Knights of Columbus
- Chairman of the annual Christmas Hamper campaign
- Coordinator for the Santa's Elves Program