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Jamie Hoover is Alberta born and raised, grew up in Sherwood Park and Edmonton, where much of his family still lives.
Jamie served as a military veteran between 1990 – 2010 in both a full-time and a part-time capacity in the Navy and Naval Reserves. His civilian careers included a PC Paramedic in the Emergency Medical Services and various Information Technology roles. Jamie finished his military career in the Army after retraining as an Electronics Engineering Technologist. After his retirement from the military, Jamie moved to Central Alberta to open a Cora franchise restaurant, and soon afterwards discovered Blackfalds as home.
Jamie began his involvement with the Town as a volunteer member of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee which he sat on until 2017 when he sold his restaurant, ran and was elected to Town Council. While on council, Jamie sat on various committees including the Lacombe Foundation, Library board, Policing committee, Watershed roles and more. Also during his term on council, Jamie continued his education by obtaining his pilot's licence, trained as a Home Inspector, and started a Home Inspection and First Aid Training company.
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