Melissa Blake was re-elected as Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in October 2013, after previously serving three consecutive terms as Mayor and two as Councillor. Blake has served on numerous committees in addition to her regular council duties, including those related to development, protective services, community services and affordable housing. Mayor Blake brings to her position a range of experience from her corporate career including public affairs, materials & services and human resources. She holds a Bachelor of Administration degree from Athabasca University. She resides permanently in Fort McMurray with her husband and two young sons.