The Galt is one of the Boards and Commissions of the City of Lethbridge. We are governed by a Board of Directors which are appointed by City Council. The Galt Board of Directors oversees the Galt's objectives and operating policies and serve as a link to the community.

2018-19 Board of Directors

Chair Tracy McNab, Community Volunteer
Vice Chair Hector MacIntyre Community Volunteer
Treasurer Don Chandler Community Volunteer
Dr. Heidi MacDonald Community Volunteer
Vic Mensch Community Volunteer
Heather Oxman Community Volunteer
Snjezana Ružic Community Volunteer
Hope Wiebe Community Volunteer
Ryan Parker City Council representative

Ex-officio member: Dr. Glenn Coulter Chair, Friends of the Galt Society


The Galt Museum & Archives engages and educates our communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define our collective identity and guide our future.


The Galt Museum & Archives is a vibrant gathering place that meets historical, cultural and educational needs.



We treasure and protect the stories, objects, memories and relationships of our communities
We advocate for history, culture and historical education

Creativity and Innovation

We thrive on challenge, ingenuity and improvement
We believe in and foster life-long learning

Integrity and Authenticity

We are open, honest and respectful
We ensure the authenticity of our collections, exhibits, education and programs

Teamwork and Cooperation

We encourage diversity of opinion
We find merit in collaboration and partnerships


We believe that with dedication, passion and commitment we strive for our best performance
We respect the skills and expertise of others and cherish diversity

2014 - 2024 Strategic Plan

With our stakeholders we have identified a suite of strategies falling into three core work areas:

  • Core businesses - building partnerships, collections, exhibits and programs which will anticipate and meet the needs of current and future audiences, primarily in Lethbridge and southwestern Alberta, but also capitalizing on Lethbridge's rich tourist potential;

  • Sustaining - giving direction to and setting a high standard for the institution's sustainability, by developing and operating value-added businesses, and building robust fund development and donated income capability;

  • Communicating and Marketing - developing the Galt's long term brand and building awareness of the institution in its communities by engaging stakeholders and using skilled communications and marketing.

The Strategic Plan will remain flexible and responsive while guiding the dedicated board, staff and volunteers into 2024.