Councillor Michael Zwaagstra

Boards and Committees

Council - City of Steinbach
Council Representative - Steinbach Community Development Corporation
Council Representative - RCMP Advisory Group

Contact Info

204.320.9502 (home phone) 
204.371.5125 (cell phone)


A long-time Steinbach resident, Michael Zwaagstra graduated from Steinbach Regional Secondary School in 1993. Afterwards, he attended the University of Manitoba where he completed his B.Ed. degree. Since August 2000, he has been employed as a teacher with Hanover School Division and currently teaches high school social studies. In 2005, he graduated with his M.Ed. in educational administration from the University of Manitoba. 

Mr. Zwaagstra is active in the community and currently serves as board chair of Steinbach Christian Schools (SBC/SCHS) and is a past member of the HavenGroup board of directors. He attends Evangelical Fellowship Church where he teaches adult Sunday School. He also writes a weekly column in The Carillon called “Think Again.” 

On a campaign platform emphasizing fresh ideas and traditional values, Michael was first elected to Steinbach City Council in 2006. He was re-elected in 2010 and 2014. Throughout his time on council, Michael has been a strong advocate of fiscal responsibility, careful planning, and improved infrastructure.

Michael and his wife Angela have six children, including their four foster children.

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