Progressive Conservative MLA, Livingstone-Macleod
David Coutts was first elected on June 15, 1993, as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the new constituency of Pincher Creek-Macleod. He was re-elected in the general election of March 11, 1997 as the Member for Livingstone-Macleod.
His current responsibilities are: Chair of the Provincial Coordinating Committee of Special Places 2000; president of Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER); co-chair, Tourism Working Group (PNWER); Members' Services Committee; Standing Policy Committee on Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection; Private Bills Committee; Ad hoc member of the Alberta Tourism Education Council; member of the Advisory Boards of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Crowsnest Pass Historical Corridor Board.
David was born and raised in the community of Fort Macleod. He and his wife Phyllis are proud to call Fort Macleod home. In addition to operating a full-service restaurant, he has volunteered in many capacities of municipal service. As a result of his continuous community work in Fort Macleod and district, David received the 1988 Chamber of Commerce "Citizen of the Year Award", and Rotary International's prestigious "Paul Harris Award".
Other community interests: First chairman, Fort Macleod Life Line Society; chairman, Fort Macleod Police Commission; president, Fort Macleod Dramatic Society; president, Fort Macleod Curling Club. Active memberships: Elks Lodge and Masonic Lodge.
David's belief that tourism is a co-operative effort has encouraged him to be on the Board of Directors of the Fort Macleod Historical Association, the Chinook Country Tourist Association, the Restaurant and Food Services Association, the Empress Theatre Society and Great West Summer Theatre Committee, and the Lethbridge Community College Foodservices Advisory Board. As well, David has twice been the president of the Fort Macleod and District Chamber of Commerce.
Previous responsibilities include: Member of the Standing Policy Committees on Community Services and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development; chair, Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections, Standing Orders and Printing; member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts; member of Members' Services Committee; vice-president, Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER); co-chair, PNWER's Tourism Working Committee; member, Montana/Alberta Boundary Advisory Committee (MABAC); Task Force for Young Offenders; Forest Conservation Strategy Task Force; Wind Power Task Force; Lottery Review Committee; Alberta Tourism Partnership (ATP).