Nolan Crouse

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Nolan Crouse

Nolan Crouse (born November 24, 1953) is the current mayor of St. Albert, Alberta, Canada.

Crouse's professional background includes managerial positions with a number of different companies, including Procter and Gamble, Alberta Energy Company, West Fraser Timber Co., Slave Lake Pulp Corporation, and Sunchild Forest Products (which he owned).[1] He has received a Master's of Business Administration from Cape Breton University.[2] He is also a longtime hockey coach, including stints as coach of the Alberta Junior Hockey League's Fort Saskatchewan Traders and Brooks Bandits,[3] as well as the St. Albert Merchants of Edmonton's Capital Junior Hockey League.

He first ran for office in 2004, when he was elected to St. Albert City Council as one of six councillors from a field of twenty candidates. In May 2007, Crouse indicated that he was planning on either seeking re-election or running for mayor, with his decision being partially contingent on the plans of mayor Paul Chalifoux.[4] Chalifoux subsequently announced that he was leaving municipal politics.[5] On May 31, Crouse announced that he was running for mayor.[6] He defeated former mayor Richard Plain and a local unknown Gary Woo to capture the office. On October 18, 2010, he was elected to a second term after defeating local resident Shelley Biermanski.<[7]