Melissa Blake

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Melissa Blake
Mayor of Wood Buffalo, Alberta
Assumed office
Preceded by Doug Faulkner
Succeeded by Don Scott
Personal details
Residence Fort McMurray, Alberta

Melissa Blake is a Canadian politician, former mayor of Wood Buffalo, Alberta. The region's largest community is Fort McMurray. Wood Buffalo is best known as home to the Athabasca Oil Sands.

First elected as mayor in 2004, Blake was re-elected to her fourth term as mayor in the municipal election of October 2013, with over two-thirds of the vote.[1] Blake served two terms as a municipal councillor, beginning in 1998, prior to running for mayor in 2004.[2]

Blake announced in August 2016 her fourth term as mayor would be her final and would not campaign for reelection in the 2017 municipal election.[3] In October 2017, she told the Fort McMurray Today she would not be pursuing a political career in the near future.[4] She was succeeded by Don Scott.

She is of Métis background, and is originally from Quebec.[5] She was educated at Keyano College and Athabasca University.[5]


  1. ^ "Melissa Blake re-elected as mayor of Wood Buffalo". Fort McMurray Today. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Mayor Melissa Blake re-elected for fourth term | MyMcMurray Portal". 2013-10-21. Archived from the original on 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Q&A: Mayor Melissa Blake on her final term in office". Fort McMurray Today. September 18, 2016. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  4. ^ "Blake reflects on career marked by booms, busts and growing pains". Fort McMurray Today. October 17, 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  5. ^ a b "» Girls Inc. of Northern Alberta 4th Woman of Inspiration 2013-2014 Presented by Syncrude Announced". Girls, Inc. of Northern Alberta. 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2014-02-15. 

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