Edmonton City Council
|Founded||October 8, 1904 (City)|
February 10, 1892 (Town)
New session started
since October 26, 2021
|Seats||13 (12 Councillors+Mayor)|
|Committees||Boards, Commissions and Committees|
|October 18, 2021|
|Edmonton City Hall|
The Edmonton City Council is the governing body of the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Edmonton currently has one mayor and twelve city councillors. Elections are held every four years. The most recent was held in 2021, and the next is in 2025. The mayor is elected across the whole city, through the First Past the Post plurality voting system. Councillors are elected one per ward, a division of the city, through the First Past the Post plurality voting system.
On July 22, 2009, City Council voted to change the electoral system of six wards to a system of 12 wards; each represented by a single councillor. The changes took effect in the 2010 election. In the 2010 election, Edmonton was divided into 12 wards each electing one councillor. Before that system was adopted in 1980, the city at different times used a variety of different electoral systems for the election of its councillors: two different systems of wards, one using FPTP, the other Block Voting systems; at-large elections with Block Voting; and at-large elections using Single Transferable Voting (when Alternative Voting was used to elect mayors).
In May 2019, Edmonton's Ward Boundary Commission began reviewing the city's current geographical boundaries. The final report was delivered on May 25, 2020. On December 7, 2020, Bylaw 19366 was passed which included the new geographical boundaries and new Indigenous ward names. The Indigenous ward names were determined by the Committee of Indigenous Matriarchs and came into effect on October 18, 2021, the date of the 2021 municipal election. The Committee of Indigenous Matriarchs, also referred to as the naming committee, was composed of 17 women representing communities from treaty territories 6, 7 and 8, along with Métis and Inuit representation.
In 2021, the twelve ward boundaries were modified and given indigenous names in place of numbers.
|Year Elected||Mayor||Ward Nakota Isga||Ward Anirniq||Ward tastawiyiniwak (ᑕᐢᑕᐃᐧᔨᓂᐊᐧᐠ)||Ward Dene||Ward O-day’min||Ward papastew||Ward sipiwiyiniwak||Ward Métis||Ward pihêsiwin||Ward Ipiihkoohkanipiaohtsi||Ward Karhiio||Ward Sspomitapi||Notes|
|2021||Amarjeet Sohi||Andrew Knack||Erin Rutherford||Karen Principe||Aaron Paquette||Anne Stevenson||Michael Janz||Sarah Hamilton||Ashley Salvador||Tim Cartmell||Jennifer Rice||Keren Tang||Jo-Anne Wright|
From 2010 until 2021
In 2010, Edmonton adopted a ward system in which one councillor was elected from each of twelve wards. The mayor was elected from the city at-large.
In 2010, council was elected to serve three years. In 2013 and 2017 they were elected to serve for four years.
|Year Elected||Mayor||Ward 1||Ward 2||Ward 3||Ward 4||Ward 5||Ward 6||Ward 7||Ward 8||Ward 9||Ward 10||Ward 11||Ward 12||Notes|
|2017||Don Iveson||Andrew Knack||Bev Esslinger||Jon Dziadyk||Aaron Paquette||Sarah Hamilton||Scott McKeen||Tony Caterina||Ben Henderson||Tim Cartmell||Michael Walters||Mike Nickel||Mohinder Banga|||
|2013||Dave Loken||Ed Gibbons||Michael Oshry||Bryan Anderson||Amarjeet Sohi (2013–15)
Mohinder Banga (2015)
|2010||Stephen Mandel||Linda Sloan||Kim Krushell||Karen Leibovici||Jane Batty||Don Iveson||Kerry Diotte||Amarjeet Sohi|
From 1980 until 2010
In 1980, Edmonton adopted a ward system in which two councillors (aldermen until 1995) were elected from each of six wards. These wards were more organic[clarification needed] than the previous four-ward system.
The mayor was elected at-large. Those elected served for three years.
|Year Elected||Mayor||Ward 1||Ward 2||Ward 3||Ward 4||Ward 5||Ward 6||Notes|
|2007||Stephen Mandel||Karen Leibovici, Linda Sloan||Ron Hayter, Kim Krushell||Tony Caterina, Ed Gibbons||Jane Batty, Ben Henderson||Bryan Anderson, Don Iveson||Amarjeet Sohi, Dave Thiele|
|2004||Karen Leibovici, Linda Sloan||Ron Hayter, Kim Krushell||Ed Gibbons, Janice Melnychuk||Jane Batty, Michael Phair||Bryan Anderson, Mike Nickel||Terry Cavanagh, Dave Thiele|
|2001||Bill Smith||Karen Leibovici, Stephen Mandel||Allan Bolstad, Ron Hayter||Ed Gibbons, Janice Melnychuk||Jane Batty, Michael Phair||Bryan Anderson, Larry Langley||Terry Cavanagh, Dave Thiele|
|1998||Leroy Chahley, Wendy Kinsella||Allan Bolstad, Rose Rosenberger||Brian Mason, Robert Noce||Michael Phair, Jim Taylor||Bryan Anderson, Larry Langley||Terry Cavanagh, Dave Thiele|||
|1995||Leroy Chahley, Wendy Kinsella||Allan Bolstad, Rose Rosenberger||Brian Mason, Robert Noce||Michael Phair, Jim Taylor||Larry Langley, Brent Maitson||Terry Cavanagh, Dick Mather|||
|1992||Jan Reimer||Bruce Campbell, Leroy Chahley||Allan Bolstad, Ron Hayter||Judy Bethel, Brian Mason||Michael Phair, Tooker Gomberg||Patricia MacKenzie, Lillian Staroszik||Terry Cavanagh, Sheila McKay|||
|1989||Bruce Campbell, Helen Paull||Catherine Chichak, Ron Hayter||Judy Bethel, Brian Mason||Mel Binder, Lance White||Patricia MacKenzie, Lillian Staroszik||Ken Kozak, Sheila McKay|
|1986||Laurence Decore||Bruce Campbell, Helen Paull||Ron Hayter, Jan Reimer||Judy Bethel, Julian Kinisky||Mel Binder, Lance White||Patricia MacKenzie, Lillian Staroszik||Terry Cavanagh, Ken Kozak|||
|1983||Olivia Butti, G. Lyall Roper||Ron Hayter, Jan Reimer||Ed Ewasiuk, Julian Kinisky||Ed Leger, Lance White||Lillian Staroszik, Percy Wickman||Terry Cavanagh, Bettie Hewes|||
|1980||Cec Purves||Olivia Butti, Kenneth Newman||Ron Hayter, Jan Reimer||June Cavanagh, Ed Ewasiuk||Paul Norris, Gerry Wright||Lois Campbell, Percy Wickman||Bettie Hewes, Ed Leger|
From 1971 until 1980
In 1971, Edmonton adopted a ward system in which three aldermen would be elected from each of four wards. Each ward was a north–south slice of the city so each contained territories on both sides of the river.
Still the mayor and the councillors were to serve for three years.
|Year Elected||Mayor||Ward 1||Ward 2||Ward 3||Ward 4||Notes|
|1977||Cec Purves||Lois Campbell, Kenneth Newman, Paul Norris||Olivia Butti, Gene Dub, Percy Wickman||Ron Hayter, Edward Kennedy, Ed Leger||William Chmiliar, Bettie Hewes, Buck Olsen|
|1974||William Hawrelak||Robert Matheson, Kenneth Newman, Ches Tanner||Olivia Butti, Laurence Decore, David Leadbeater||Ron Hayter, Edward Kennedy, Ed Leger||Terry Cavanagh, Bettie Hewes, Buck Olsen|||
|1971||Ivor Dent||Dudley Menzies, Kenneth Newman, Ches Tanner||Alex Fallow, Cec Purves, David Ward||Ron Hayter, Ed Leger, William McLean||Terry Cavanagh, Una Evans, Buck Olsen|
The 1968 Edmonton city election was different from the one before and the one after. Like the 1966 election the mayor and all the city councillors were up for election, councillors elected at large through Block Voting. But unlike 1968 they were to serve for three years.
In 1968 Alberta's legislation had been changed to require elections every three years in all of the province's municipalities.
|1968||Ivor Dent||James Bateman, Neil Crawford, Una Evans, Julia Kiniski, Ed Leger, Kathleen McCallum, Kenneth Newman, Terry Nugent, Cec Purves, Ches Tanner, David Ward, Morris Weinlos|||
From 1964 until 1966
In 1964 two new aldermanic positions were added, bringing the total to twelve. As well Edmonton unstaggered its terms for city officials, meaning that all the council seats would be up for election each election, held every two years. In preparation for this, in 1964 the mayor and all aldermanic positions up for re-election were elected to one-year terms. All alderman continued to be elected at-large through block voting.
|1966||Vincent M. Dantzer||James Bateman, John Leslie Bodie, Neil Crawford, Ivor Dent, Reginald Easton, Frank Edwards, Una Evans, Julia Kiniski, Ed Leger, Angus McGugan, Cec Purves, Morris Weinlos|||
|1964||William Hawrelak||John Leslie Bodie, Vincent M. Dantzer, [vor Dent, Frank Edwards, Julia Kiniski, Robert Franklin Lambert, Ed Leger, Kathleen McCallum, Angus McGugan, Kenneth Newman, Morris Weinlos, Ethel Wilson|||
From 1948 until 1963
In 1948, the mayor began to be elected for a two-year term, with annual elections still used to elect half the council each year through Block Voting. The council continued to be elected at-large to staggered two-year terms until 1963, when the council seats up for election were filled just for one year (to prepare for the change in 1964 to all seats being up for election each election.
From 1912 to 1960, seats were guaranteed to southsiders. The guaranteed representation for the southside was cancelled after a 1960 referendum. (But in 1971 with the introduction of wards altogether south of the river, southside representation was re-established.)
|Year Elected||Mayor||North side||South side||Notes|
|1963||William Hawrelak||John Leslie Bodie, Ivor Dent, Julia Kiniski, Ed Leger, Gordon McClary, McKim Ross|
|1962||Vincent M. Dantzer, Frederick John Mitchell, Morris Weinlos, Ethel Wilson||George Prudham|
|1961||Elmer Ernest Roper||John Leslie Bodie, Gordon McClary||Angus McGugan, Stanley Milner, McKim Ross|
|1960||Milton Ezra Lazerte, Frederick John Mitchell, Morris Weinlos, Ethel Wilson||George Prudham|
|1959||Elmer Ernest Roper||Ed Leger, Gordon McClary, McKim Ross||William Henning, Angus McGugan|
|1958||Donald Bowen, Laurette Douglas, William Henning, Frederick John Mitchell, Ethel Wilson||George Prudham|||
|1957||William Hawrelak||William Connelly, Reginald Easton, J F Falconer||Hu Harries, Cliffard Roy|||
|1956||Donald Bowen, Laurette Douglas, Frederick John Mitchell, Ethel Wilson||Giffard Main|
|1955||William Hawrelak||William Connelly, James Falconer, Abe Miller||Hu Harries, Cliffard Roy|
|1954||Edwin Clarke, Laurette Douglas, Frederick John Mitchell, Ethel Wilson||Giffard Main|
|1953||William Hawrelak||Rupert Clare, Abe Miller, Charles Simmonds||Hu Harries, Cliffard Roy, Harold Tanner|||
|1952||Edwin Clarke, Richmond Francis Hanna, Frederick John Mitchell, Ethel Wilson||James MacDonald|||
|1951||William Hawrelak||Rupert Clare, Violet Field, Al Larson, Abe Miller||Harold Tanner|
|1950||Athelstan Bissett, Edwin Clarke, Richmond Francis Hanna, Frederick John Mitchell||Duncan Innes|
|1949||Sidney Parsons||Rupert Clare, Edwin Clarke, Francis Ford, Kenneth Lawson||William Hawrelak, Harold Tanner|||
|1948||Sidney Bowcott, Richmond Francis Hanna, Frederick John Mitchell, Sidney Parsons||Athelstan Bissett|
|1947||Harry Dean Ainlay||Francis Ford, Charles Gariepy, George Gleave||James McCrie Douglas, Harold Tanner|
From 1928 until 1947
In this period, following a referendum in 1927, the city returned to using block voting to elect councillors at-large (in one city-wide district). Aldermen continued to be elected on staggered two-year terms, but the mayor was elected for a one-year term.
There was still guaranteed minimum representation for the south side of the North Saskatchewan River. This number increased over time. It was two until 1936, and three thereafter.
|Year Elected||Mayor||North side||South side||Notes|
|1946||Harry Dean Ainlay||Sidney Bowcott, Frederick John Mitchell, James Harwood Ogilvie, Sidney Parsons||Athelstan Bissett, Harold Tanner|||
|1945||Harry Dean Ainlay||James McCrie Douglas, Charles Gariepy, John Gillies, John Munro||Ethel Browne|||
|1944||John Wesley Fry||Sidney Bowcott, Frederick John Mitchell, James Harwood Ogilvie, Sidney Parsons||Athelstan Bissett|
|1943||John Wesley Fry||Harry Dean Ainlay, Charles Gariepy, R W Hamilton||James McCrie Douglas, Melvin Downey|
|1942||John Wesley Fry||Sidney Bowcott, Frederick John Mitchell, James Harwood Ogilvie, Sidney Parsons||Athelstan Bissett|
|1941||John Wesley Fry||Gwendolen Clarke, Charles Gariepy, Guy Patterson||Harry Dean Ainlay, James McCrie Douglas|
|1940||John Wesley Fry||Sidney Bowcott, Charles Gariepy, Frederick John Mitchell, James Harwood Ogilvie, Sidney Parsons||Athelstan Bissett, Blair Paterson|||
|1939||John Wesley Fry||Edward Brown, Frederick Casselman, Daniel Kennedy Knott||George Campbell, Douglas Grout|||
|1938||John Wesley Fry||Hugh Macdonald (Citizens Committee), Mack McColl (Citizens Committee), James Harwood Ogilvie (Citizens Committee), Sidney Parsons (Citizens Committee)||Blair Paterson (Citizens Committee)|
|1937||John Wesley Fry||Edward Brown (Citizens Committee), Frederick Casselman(Citizens Committee), Daniel Kennedy Knott (Citizens Committee)||George Campbell (Citizens Committee), Douglas Grout (Citizens Committee), Blair Paterson (Citizens Committee)|||
|1936||Joseph Clarke||Hugh Macdonald, John McCreath, James Harwood Ogilvie||Athelstan Bissett, John Wesley Fry|
|1935||Joseph Clarke (Civic Youth Association)||Walter Clevely (Civic Youth Association), Elisha East (Social Credit), Guy Patterson (Social Credit)||Margaret Crang (Labour), Charles Gould (Social Credit)|
|1934||Joseph Clarke||James East (Labour), Dick Foote, John Wesley Fry, Hugh Macdonald, John McCreath||Athelstand Bissett|||
|1933||Daniel Kennedy Knott (Labour)||Ralph Bellamy, James Findlay (Labour)||Harry Dean Ainlay (Labour), Margaret Crang (Labour), Rice Sheppard (Labour)|||
|1932||Daniel Kennedy Knott (Labour)||James East (Labour), John Wesley Fry, Charles Gibbs (Labour), John McCreath, James Harwood Ogilvie|
|1931||Daniel Kennedy Knott||Herbert Baker, James Findlay||Harry Dean Ainlay, Arthur Gainer, Rice Sheppard|
|1930||James McCrie Douglas||James Collisson, Charles Gibbs, Frederick Keillor, Donald Lake, Charles Gerald O'Connor|
|1929||James McCrie Douglas||Herbert Baker, Ralph Bellamy, Daniel Kennedy Knott||Arthur Gainer, Rice Sheppard|
|1928||Ambrose Bury||James Collisson, Alfred Farmilo, James Findlay, Charles Gibbs||Frederick Keillor, Rice Sheppard|||
From 1923 until 1927
In this period, following a successful referendum in 1922, the city used Single Transferable Voting, a form of proportional representation, to elect councillors. The effect was that no one party took all the seats up for election. Alternative Voting was used to elect mayors to ensure that the successful candidate had to have a majority of the votes to win (but no transfer took place if only two candidates ran for the post or if one candidate took a majority on the first count).
The southside still had guaranteed representation, of at least two councillors. The mayor continued to be elected annually, and aldermen continued to be elected to staggered two-year terms.
|Year Elected||Mayor||North side||South side||Notes|
|1927||Ambrose Bury||Ralph Bellamy, John Bowen, James East (Labour), A C Sloane||L S C Dineen (Labour)|
|1926||Ambrose Bury||Herbert Baker, Alfred Farmilo (Labour), Charles Gibbs (Labour), Charles Robson||L S C Dineen (Labour), George Hazlett|||
|1925||Kenneth Alexander Blatchford||James East (Labour), Alfred Farmilo (Labour), James Findlay (Labour), Charles Robson, A C Sloane||James McCrie Douglas, Frederick Keillor|||
|1924||Kenneth Alexander Blatchford||Joseph Clarke (Labour), James Collisson, Charles Gibbs (Labour), Daniel Kennedy Knott (Labour)||Will Werner|
|1923||Kenneth Alexander Blatchford||Ambrose Bury, James McCrie Douglas, James East (Labour), James Findlay (Labour), William Rea||Joseph J. Duggan|||
From 1912 until 1922
As part of the amalgamation agreement with City of Strathcona south of the river, in 1912 council expanded to ten members and adopted guaranteed representation, of at least two seats, for the south side. (Wards were not established, but at least two southsiders had to be elected.) The mayor continued to be elected annually, and aldermen continued to be elected to staggered two-year terms.
|Year Elected||Mayor||North side||South side||Notes|
|1922||David Milwyn Duggan||Joseph Adair, Kenneth Alexander Blatchford, James Collisson, Daniel Kennedy Knott||Valentine Richards, Rice Sheppard|||
|1921||David Milwyn Duggan||Kenneth Alexander Blatchford, Ambrose Bury, James East, Izena Ross, Charles Weaver||Thomas Malone, Bickerton Pratt|||
|1920||David Milwyn Duggan||Joseph Adair, James Collisson, W C McArthur, Andrew McLennan||Samuel McCoppen, Valentine Richards|||
|1919||Joseph Clarke (Labour)||Percy Abbott, James East (Labour), J. A. Kinney (Labour)||John Bowen, Rice Sheppard (Labour)|||
|1918||Joseph Clarke||Charles Hepburn, Henri Martin, Samuel McCoppen (Labour), Andrew McLennan||Charles Grant, John J. McKenzie (Labour)|||
|1917||Harry Marshall Erskine Evans||Matthew Esdale, J. A. Kinney, Henri Martin, Samuel McCoppen, Charles Wilson||Orlando Bush, Warren Prevey|||
|1916||William Thomas Henry||Thomas Bellamy, J. A. Kinney, James Macfie MacDonald, William Martin, George Pheasey||Charles Grant|||
|1915||William Thomas Henry||James Macfie MacDonald, W C McArthur, Charles Wilson||Orlando Bush, Robert Blyth Douglas|
|1914||William Thomas Henry||Hugh Calder, R N Frith, W C McArthur, Joseph Henri Picard, James Ramsey, Samuel Williamson|||
|1913||William McNamara||Alexander Campbell, Joseph Clarke, Robert Blyth Douglas, Rice Sheppard||J. A. Kinney|||
|Dec 1912||William Short||Joseph Driscoll, James East, Gustave May, Harry Smith||Hugh Calder|
|Feb 1912||George S. Armstrong||Joseph Clarke, Henry Douglas, James East, Charles Gowan, John Lundy, Gustave May, Herman McInnes||Hugh Calder, John Tipton, Thomas J. Walsh|||
From 1904 until 1911
Edmonton was incorporated as a city in 1904. The size of council was set at eight alderman plus the mayor, with the mayor being elected annually and the aldermen being elected on staggered two-year terms.
|1910||George S. Armstrong||Charles Gowan, Thomas Grindley, John Lundy, Herman McInnes, James McKinley|||
|1909||Robert Lee||George S. Armstrong, James Hyndman, John H. Millar, James Mould|
|1908||John Alexander McDougall||Andrew Agar, Daniel Fraser, Wilfrid Gariépy, John Lundy, Herman McInnes, James McKinley|||
|1907||John Alexander McDougall||George S. Armstrong, Thomas Bellamy, Robert Lee, Robert Manson, Herman McInnes|||
|1906||William Antrobus Griesbach||Cameron Anderson, Thomas Daly, Wilfrid Gariépy, Morton MacAuley, James Walker|||
|1905||Charles May||William Antrobus Griesbach, Robert Manson, Joseph Henri Picard, Samuel Smith|||
|1904||Kenneth W. MacKenzie||Thomas Bellamy, John Boyle, William Clark, Daniel Fraser, William Antrobus Griesbach, Charles May, Kenneth McLeod, Joseph Henri Picard|||
Edmonton Town Council
From 1898 until 1904
The Edmonton Town Council was the governing body of Edmonton, Northwest Territories, from 1892 until 1904, when Edmonton was incorporated as a city and the council became Edmonton City Council. Throughout its history it included a mayor and six aldermen.
The mayor was elected annually throughout the town's history, but beginning in 1898 they were elected to staggered two-year terms, with half of them elected each year.
|1903||William Short||Edmund Grierson, Charles May, Joseph Henri Picard|
|1902||William Short||Arthur Cushing, Daniel Fraser, James Ross|
|1901||William Short||Cornelius Gallagher, Henry Goodridge, Edmund Grierson, Phillip Heiminck|||
|1900||Kenneth W. MacKenzie||James Blowey, Henry Goodridge, William Thomas Henry, Joseph Morris|||
|1899||Kenneth W. MacKenzie||Alfred Brown, Henry Goodridge, Robert Lee, Colin Strang|||
|1898||William S. Edmiston||Alfred Brown, Alfred Jackson, Kenneth W. MacKenzie, Kenneth McLeod, Joseph Henri Picard, Richard Secord|||
From 1892 until 1898
The mayor and aldermen were elected annually from 1892 to 1898.
|1897||William S. Edmiston||Thomas Hourston, William Humberstone, Alfred Jackson, Kenneth McLeod, Joseph Henri Picard, James Ross|
|Dec 1896||John Alexander McDougall||Daniel Fraser, Cornelius Gallagher, Joseph Gariépy, Thomas Hourston, Alfred Jackson, Kenneth McLeod|
|Jan 1896||Herbert Charles Wilson||Thomas Bellamy, Isaac Cowie, William S. Edmiston, John Kelly, Matthew McCauley, Charles Sutter|||
|1895||Herbert Charles Wilson||Thomas Bellamy, John Cameron, William S. Edmiston, John Kelly, Joseph Henri Picard, Colin Strang|
|1894||Matthew McCauley||Cornelius Gallagher, John Alexander McDougall, Joseph Henri Picard, James Ross, Colin Strang, Charles Sutter|
|1893||Matthew McCauley||Cornelius Gallagher, James Goodridge, John Alexander McDougall, Kenneth McLeod, George Sanderson, Colin Strang|
|1892||Matthew McCauley||John Cameron, Edward Carey, Philip Daly, Daniel Fraser, James Goodridge, Colin Strang|
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- Brian Mason resigned June 30, 2000 owing to his election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. His seat was left vacant until the next election.
- Dick Mather died August 13, 1997. His seat was left vacant until the next election.
- Bethel was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 1993 federal election, and was replaced on Council by Sherry McKibben in a 1994 by-election.
- In 1988, Laurence Decore resigned as mayor to become leader of the Alberta Liberal Party. Terry Cavanagh was selected by council to finish his term. Cavanagh's ward 6 seat was left vacant until the next election.
- In 1984, Bettie Hewes was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. A 1984 by-election selected Ken Kozak to replace her.
- William Hawrelak died November 7, 1975, and council selected Terry Cavanagh to complete his term. Cavanagh's ward 4 seat was left vacant until the next election.
- Julia Kiniski died October 11, 1969. Her son, Julian Kinisky, was elected in a 1970 by-election to replace her.
- Though officials elected in 1967 were elected to two-year terms, these terms were truncated by provincial legislation.
- Frank Edwards died September 18, 1967. His seat was left vacant until the next election.
- William Hawrelak was ousted from office March 11, 1965, and Vincent M. Dantzer was selected to serve out his term. Dantzer's aldermanic seat was left vacant until the next election
- William Henning was elected for a one-year term to fill the seat vacated by J F Falconer
- J F Falconer was elected to the Alberta Liquor Board and resigned his seat September 23, 1958. It was left vacant until the next election.
- William Hawrelak resigned September 9, 1959. Frederick John Mitchell was appointed mayor by council. His aldermanic seat was left vacant until the next election.
- Hu Harries was elected for a one-year term to fill the vacancy left by Richmond Francis Hanna's resignation.
- Richmond Francis Hanna was elected to the House of Commons of Canada and resigned from council. His seat was left vacant until the next election.
- Edwin Clarke was elected to a one-year term to fill the vacancy left by Sidney Parsons' election as mayor.
- Harold Tanner was elected to a one-year term to fill the seat left vacant by Ethel Browne's resignation.
- Ethel Browne resigned September 23, 1946 owing to ill health. Her seat was left vacant until the next election.
- Charles Gariepy was elected to a one-year term to fill the seat left by Frederick Casselman's resignation.
- Blair Paterson was elected to a one-year term to fill the seat left by Douglas Grout's resignation.
- Frederick Casselman resigned October 23, 1940. His seat was left vacant until the next election.
- Douglas Grout resigned October 30, 1940. His seat was left vacant until the next election.
- Blair Paterson was elected to a one-year term to fill the seat resulting from John Wesley Fry's election as mayor.
- Athelstand Bissett was elected to a one-year term to fill the seat vacated by Rice Sheppard when he resigned to run for mayor.
- Charles Gibbs died in September 1934. His seat was left vacant until the next election two months later.
- Rice Sheppard was elected to a one-year term to fill the seat left vacant by John Bowen's resignation to run for mayor.
- L S C Dineen was elected to a one-year term to fill the vacancy left by James McCrie Douglas's resignation.
- Alfred Farmilo and Charles Robson were elected to one-year terms to fill the vacancies left by Joseph Clarke and James Collisson's resignations.
- William Rea was elected to a one-year term to fill the vacancy left by Ambrose Bury's election to mayor.
- Valentine Richards was elected to a one-year term to fill the vacancy left by Bickerton Pratt's resignation.
- Kenneth Alexander Blatchford and Izena Ross were elected to one-year terms to fill the vacancies left by the resignations of W C McArthur and Andrew McLennan
- Samuel McCoppen was elected to a one-year term to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of J. A. Kinney
- The 1920 council, elected partly in 1918 and partly in 1919, was the first Edmonton council dominated by Labour.
- Charles Grant was elected to a one-year term to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Charles Wilson
- Henri Martin was elected to fill the vacancy left by James Macfie MacDonald's resignation.
- Samuel McCoppen was elected to a one-year term to fill the vacancy left by Thomas Bellamy's resignation.
- J. A. Kinney was elected to a one-year term to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of James Macfie MacDonald
- W C McArthur was elected to a one-year term to fill the vacancy left by Alexander Campbell
- William McNamara and James East were expelled from office by the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench for voting on a matter in which they had a pecuniary interest. James Macfie MacDonald was appointed to fulfill East's term, while the office of mayor was left vacant until the next election.
- Hugh Calder, Joseph Clarke, James East, Gustave May, and Herman McInnes were elected to one-year terms in order to set up the staggered council terms.
- Charles Gowan resigned May 14, 1912 and was replaced by Alexander Livingstone, who was elected in a by-election June 7 of that year to serve the remainder of Gowan's two-year term.
- Herman McInnes resigned May 7, 1912 and was replaced by James Macfie MacDonald, who was elected in a 1912 by-election to serve the remainder of McInnes's one-year term.
- James McKinley was elected to a one-year term to replace George S. Armstrong (who had been elected mayor), but resigned in 1911 to protest the firing of two city commissioners, and was himself replaced in a 1911 by-election by Thomas Bellamy.
- Andrew Agar and Daniel Fraser were elected to fill the vacancies left by the resignations of Robert Lee and Thomas Bellamy, who had both resigned to run for mayor.
- Herman McInnes was elected to a one-year term to fill the vacancy left by Thomas Fraser, who resigned.
- Morton MacAuley was elected to a one-year term to fill the vacancy left by William Antrobus Griesbach when he ran for mayor, but Macauley himself resigned August 6, 1907 and was replaced by George Manuel who was elected in a 1907 by-election.
- James Walker resigned and the ensuing vacancy was filled by Daniel Fraser who was appointed by council to fill the remainder of Walker's two-year term.
- John Boyle resigned May 7, 1906 and was replaced in a by-election by John Calhoun.
- Charles May and Kenneth McLeod resigned and were replaced by David Latta and Robert Mays, who fulfilled the remainder of their two-year terms.
- In order to set up the staggered elections, William Clark, Daniel Fraser, William Antrobus Griesbach, and Joseph Henri Picard were elected to one-year terms.
- Henry Goodridge was elected to a one-year term to fill the seat vacated by James Blowey.
- Henry Goodridge was elected to a one-year term to fill the same seat as he had previously been acclaimed to fill, but resigned February 20, 1901. It remained vacant until the next election.
- Henry Goodridge was elected to a one-year term to fill the vacancy resulting from Kenneth W. MacKenzie's election to mayor.
- Colin Strang's seat was declared vacant October 9, 1900 and James Blowey was elected by acclamation to fill it until the next election (though not for Strang's full two-year term).
- In order to achieve the staggered terms, Alfred Brown, Joseph Henri Picard, and Richard Secord were elected to one-year terms.
- Thomas Bellamy and Herbert Charles Wilson resigned October 9, 1896 over a dispute over town funds. Cornelius Gallagher was elected in an October 27 by-election to serve the rest of Wilson's term, while Alfred Brown was appointed by council to fulfill Bellamy's.
- Isaac Cowie resigned July 7, 1896. Council appointed George Sanderson to serve the remainder of his term.