The Basics: Rebecca Alty is the Mayor of the City of Yellowknife. She was first elected to Yellowknife City Council in 2012. In May 2018, Alty announced her intention to run for Mayor after Mayor Mark Heyck decided not to seek re-election. Alty was elected as Mayor in October 2018 with 55% of the vote. She is the second female Mayor of Yellowknife.
Background: Alty was born and raised in Yellowknife. She studied communications at the University of Calgary. Her career has included working as the Executive Director of a hospital foundation, and more recently as the Manager of Communities and External Relations for Diavik Diamond Mine Inc.
Things You (Really) Should Know: Yellowknife is the capital and largest city in the Northwester Territories. With a population of about 20,000, the city is home to half of the territory's population.
Fun Fact: Alty is fully bilingual, and invites questions from residents in either official language.