Thursday, September 24, 2020


The Dunnottar Ratepayers Association is a grassroots non-profit organization comprised of volunteer permanent and seasonal residents of the Village of Dunnottar, Manitoba, Canada.

The association serves as an advocacy group with the objective of ensuring that village residents receive responsible governance from those elected over their term.

Principles and Goals:

  • To protect the interests of seasonal and permanent residents.
  • To promote the interests of seasonal and permanent residents.
  • To inform seasonal and permanent residents on matters of interest and concern.
  • To represent seasonal and permanent residents in attempt to ensure property assessments and taxes are fairly conceived and reasonably distributed.

ED STRAUMAN - Dunnottar Ratepayers Association President

Ed has a long-time family presence in Dunnottar beginning in 1976 when Ed and his wife Leslee built their cottage in Matlock.  This website was created to help keep Dunnottar as an affordable community for all permanent and seasonal families, to assure fairness to all residents, and to keep elected officials accountable.


"My presence in Matlock spans over 40 years and counting.  Like many others, my wife and I always look forward to opening up our cottage in the spring.  Our children all grew up as cottagers spending every summer at the beach and creating many happy memories. We now have 6 grandchildren who are experiencing the same love of the beach cottage.  We know there are many others in the village who, like us, share the same warm feelings towards their cottages and friends."

-   Ed Strauman, President

Board Members


  • Frank Burke
  • Chris Carlson

If you are interested in becoming a board member or helping out in any way, please contact us.

We are always looking for any help we can get.

It is our intention to be honest and transparent with the community and members we serve.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like further information.

Click here or email us direct at

Through dedicated effort of volunteers the Dunnottar Ratepayers Association website was first published on
April 27, 2012


© Dunnottar Ratepayers Association 2012