Heartland community association vision & Mission statement

The Heartland Community Association endeavours to help build community through out Heartland. Our commitment as a team is to serve and help connect the people who call Heartland home, giving the homeowners a voice and creating connection opportunities for our diverse neighbourhood.

Mission Statement

  • We encourage participation of all residents of Heartland.
  • We provide community input to all levels of government on issues affecting our neighbourhood.
  • We provide information to help residents educate themselves on current community issues.
  • We monitor development proposals.
  • We seek neighbourhood input.
  • We encourage developers to consult with the neighbourhood.
  • We encourage respectful dialogue amongst members.
Anya Wharton

Anya Wharton - President

Mother of 3 kids

Lived in Heartland since May 2016.

When we moved here and discovered just how blessed we were to have friends, and neighbours, and people of all kinds, with mostly the same core values, and a desire to live a lifestyle you can't get in the city, it was really hard not to see the potential of this beautiful and growing community.  I want to lead by example, so that I might one day to inspire my kids to be the kind of people who go out of their way to help their neighbours, to love and care for them, the environment, to be strong and compassionate, and to rise up and lead, when the situation calls for it. I cannot wait to see all of the incredible things this community, and its residents have to offer.

Lindsay Lepsenyi

Lindsay Lepsenyi - Secretary

Mom to Scarlett, Ultrasound Technologist for EFW Radiology, and also own and operate Wolfpack Developments Inc.,  a landscape construction company, with my husband, Scott.

Lived in Heartland since 2015.

When Scott and I moved to Heartland, we fell in love with the community right away, so we bought a bigger house to support our growing family. Since then we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know many of our amazing neighbours through our company. I have never felt such a sense of community as I have with Heartland, and I was excited for the opportunity to be a member of the Heartland Community Association to help grow the community and continue to foster an environment where I’m proud to raise my children. 

Sheldon Ball - Treasurer

Sheldon Ball - Treasurer

Father of 4 and Pastor at Royal Oak Victory Church

2 years in Heartland

With four young children, I wanted a community like what I grew up in here in Cochrane, where neighbours watch out for each other and where my children can gain life long friends. We found that in Heartland. I wanted to ensure this continues, and the Heartland Community Association gave me the opportunity to help shape and protect this community for my family and my neighbours.

Carly Dudley - VP

Carly Dudley - VP

Mother of two and Owner at Howse-Made Productions

Resided in Heartland since August 2016.

I wanted to be a part of the Heartland Community Association because I want to organize more events to foster community spirit for others. Coming from Calgary, I knew very few of my neighbours. Everyone would just come home from work and stick to themselves. When our family moved to Heartland, I found an amazing bunch of neighbours that are now a big part of our family's life here.


Kristine Jeffels - Board Member

Lead instructor in the Legal Assistant Program at Bow Valley College, Pampered Chef Consultant, and wife helping my husband with his business, Premiere Sharpening.

Lived in Heartland since 2013. (Yes, we were one of the first families to move into Heartland!)

I wanted to be part of board for Heartland Community Association as I strongly believe that a community that knows each other and works together forms a happier, safer and better place to live. A community that can come together and advocate as a group can have a stronger impact on community and town decisions. Also, it is just nice to know many of the people that live around you.

Mary Ball

Mary Ball - Board Member

Stay-at-home mom of 4

Lived in Heartland for 2 years.

I joined the Heartland Community Association to help build a safe, vibrant and caring group of neighbours; a place my family can call home.

Claire Thompson

Claire Thompson - Board Member

Stay-at-home mum aka Chief of Staff 

Lived in Heartland since October 2016.

I love living in this neighbourhood and I wanted to be part of the Heartland Community Association because I want to be part of a truly connected community.