Councillor Michael Zwaagstra

Boards and Committees

Deputy Mayor - City of Steinbach
Council Representative - RCMP Advisory Group

Contact Info



A long-time Steinbach resident, Michael Zwaagstra graduated from Steinbach Regional Secondary School in 1993. Since August 2000, he has been employed as a teacher with Hanover School Division and currently teaches high school social studies. Along with his undergraduate degree, he holds an M.Ed. in educational administration from the University of Manitoba and an M.A. in theological studies from Liberty University. 

Michael is active in the community and currently serves on several volunteer boards. 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, 2014, 2018 and 2022. Throughout his time on council, Michael has been a strong advocate of fiscal responsibility, careful planning, and improved infrastructure.

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