Mayor Buck Bright is serving his second term on council, the first being a Councillor and the second as Mayor.
Born and raised in Lumby, B.C. (southern Okanagan) Buck moved to Saskatchewan in 2011 and has spent time in Glenworth, Kincaid, Ponteix, and now Kipling. Buck’s principal employer has always been the Credit Union system and his current position is VP, Credit Services with Plainsview Credit Union.
Buck is a lifelong learner with several courses in Financial counseling and planning; a Diploma in Business Administration and in 2017 he will receive a Bachelor of Management from Athabasca University.
Heavily involved in any community he has lived in, Buck has been on several volunteer fire departments including Kipling’s volunteer fire department. Buck is also heavily involved in Church activities, most recently as treasurer of Kipling People’s Church. A true passion for Buck is ice hockey and can often be seen in hockey rinks in the area officiating hockey or playing on a recreational hockey team.
Politics has always been an interest for Buck, serving as treasurer for Moosomin’s Sask Party Constituency for several years and only recently stepping down from that position to concentrate on municipal duties.
Within his family, Buck is not the only one heavily involved in the community. his wife Janna is a teacher at the Kipling school (primary grades) and involved in many extracurricular events, including Girls Club, Community School Council, art clubs, and anything that brings joy to young children.
As a Councillor, Buck’s focus was on health care, assisting with the newly integrated healthcare facility and a member of the doctor recruitment and retention committee. In addition, housing was a focus and he was happy to see developers bring multi-unit buildings to Kipling.
As Mayor Buck would like to see Kipling continue on the path that prior residents and Council have set for the community. A path towards being one of the most progressive, beautiful, and vibrant communities in southern Saskatchewan.