John Borrowman and his wife Lynn have been active members of the Canmore community since they first moved to the Bow Valley in 1975. They raised their three children in Canmore and are dedicated to doing what they can to foster a healthy and balanced community.
Although John’s time outside of the mayor’s job is limited, he continues to be an active business member of the community, owning the pottery studio ‘of Cabbages and Kings’ which was first opened in 1991 and is now managed by his eldest daughter. John made his living as a potter for over 40 years. He also owned and operated two commercial art galleries over a 15-year period.
John was first elected to Town Council in 2004 and then again in 2010. In 2012 John was elected as Mayor and has been serving his community in this capacity for the past 7 years.
While serving as Councilor, John sat on several boards including the Canmore Community Housing Corporation, the Bow Valley Regional Housing Authority, the Canmore Economic Development Authority and Canmore Business & Tourism; to name a few. As the mayor, John sits on the board of the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley. This is a non-profit charitable society dedicated to ensuring the ecological integrity of the Bow Valley for the well-being of the ecosystem and those who live there, through education, research and outreach. WildSmart is a program of the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley, under which the Wildsmart committee operates a proactive conservation strategy that encourages efforts by communities to reduce negative human-wildlife interactions.
John takes great pride in working with the Town of Canmore’s Council, Administration team and residents to help shape the future of the beautiful mountain town.
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