Howard Black's Profile
Jim Black is a long-time educator, community volunteer, and resident of southeast Alberta.
Jim and his wife Darlene raised their family in Brooks and Duchess. Jim was a principal/ teacher in the Grasslands School District for 28 years, teaching at Brooks, Rainier, and Duchess. He coached Little League Baseball and basketball over the course of his teaching career. Jim volunteered on numerous boards, most notably the Brooks and Community Lottery Board, the Brooks Recreation Board and the SE Alberta Children’s Services Board. He was elected in 2001 by voters in the County of Newell to be their representative on the newly formed Palliser Regional Health Board where he served for five years as the Chair of the Physicians Liaison Committee.
Jim has spent many hours volunteering for organizations like the Champion Center, the St John’s Church Street Nurse Program, the German Harmony Club, the Medicine Hat Daffodil Program and the Provincial Scotties Curling Tournament in Medicine Hat, where he now resides. He is a member of the Medicine Hat Senior Men’s Slopitch Club, the Medicine Hat Duplicate Bridge Club, and the Medicine Hat Curling Club.