Having served as a leader, lawyer, local small business owner and elected official, Don believes in improving quality of life for those he serves. Educated at the University of New Brunswick for his undergraduate degree in law and Cambridge for his Masters in Law, Don spent the initial phase of his legal career clerking for the New Brunswick Court of Appeal and as a part of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry in England and Ireland. Don relocated to Fort McMurray where he has had an extensive legal career with experience in corporate law, litigation, real estate, employment law, municipal law, contract law, family law, and mediation and has represented a wide range of government, Indigenous, corporate and individual clients.
In 2012, Don was elected the Fort McMurray-Conklin Member of the Legislative Assembly, and also served as Associate Minister of Accountability, Transparency & Transformation, the Minister of Innovation and Post-Secondary Education, and Deputy House Leader. He also served on served on a number of Government Committees, including the Legislative Review Cabinet Committee, Standing Policy Committee on Education, and Standing Policy Committee on Economic Futures. Co-Vice Chair of the Alberta Innovation Council and Vice Chair of the Cabinet Policy Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment.
In 2017, Don was elected Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and served until October 2021, successfully leading the region through several significant challenges during his time in office including ongoing wildfire recovery, the historic flooding of downtown Fort McMurray in the spring of 2020, and the initial years of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2022, Don joined McMurray Métis Local 1935 as Executive Director, where he uses his skills and experience in leadership, law, intergovernmental relations, and policy development and execution to serve the Members of McMurray Métis and further the goals of the organization.
Jaye launched his career in politics with stints in advance, labor organizing and political journalism. He began work as an account executive and then Senior Vice
President and Creative Director at Clinton Reilly Campaigns, at the time the nation’s largest political consulting firm. In 1990, he founded his own firm, Terris and Jaye, which grew into one of the nation’s largest political consulting firms. In 2001, he founded Storefront Political Media to provide political client.
Every one of his works is covered with a mantle of sacredness, through which he demonstrates the importance of architecture as a means of expression of human memory. In 1998, he founded his own firm, Terris and Jaye, which grew into one of the nation’s largest political consulting firms. In 2006, he founded Storefront Political Media to provide political clients the full range of media and message services..
Master of Political Science
Columbia University, CL
UG Degree of Politics
University of Chicago School
Diplamo of Business Management
University of Business. NY
Higher School Education
School of Losangle