Mayor of Fort McMurray, Melissa Blake, has been named one of Chatelaine Magazines top newsmakers of 2016.
Blake played a major role in rounding up funding for Fort McMurray both federally and provincially during the city wide evacuation last spring. Her strength and determination was a source of inspiration for many of the city’s residents. She handled the entire situation with grace and class.
Even though Blake herself was an evacuee, she kept people informed and comforted the members of her community.
Fort McMurray fire chief Darby Allen, Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and Rosie Ambrose were also named top newsmakers of 2016 by the Magazine.
Photo: Mayor Melissa Blake / @MayorMelissa / TWITTER