Sharel Shoff announces run for Mayor
After 11 years of sitting on Town Council, Councillor Sharel Shoff has decided to run for Drumheller’s Mayor in the next election, taking place October 2017.
“I joined Council because I really just wanted to do something for my town. I wanted to give back to the people of Drumheller.” Councillor Shoff told The Mail. “I really enjoy being on Town Council but I think it’s time to try my hand at Mayor. I believe that if we stay in one place for too long we become stagnant and I want to be able to do more for the town.”
Councillor Shoff brings years of experience to the table. She joined Town Council in 2005 and has been involved in many different committees throughout the years.
“I am involved with Community Futures, Municipal Planning, Economic Development, Palliser Regional Planning and I am a part of the as- sessment review board. Being involved with these committees I have learned a lot about Drumheller and it’s businesses. I have learned lots through my years serving on council and involved in committees about the town and have be- come familiar with what and how to improve Drumheller.” Councillor Shoff said, “I have also finished the Elective Officials Program. It is a courses that everyone is encouraged to do and at this point I believe I am the only one to complete it.”
Councillor Shoff looks forward to making a future plan and involve the citizens of Drumheller in this plan. She hopes to hear the opinions and contributions of the people and bring those concerns forward as the voice of the town. Early next year, Councillor Shoff plans to hold meetings to be able to listen to the residents and hear what they are hoping for the future of Drumheller.
Councillor Shoff said, “I think I can contribute more as a mayor than as a councillor.”
Councillor Shoff was born and raised in the Valley. Her grandparents came to Drumheller back in 1912, making her the third generation to call Drumheller home.
Councillor Sharel Shoff… intends to run for Mayor