Sharel Shoff an­nounces run for Mayor

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Krystin McHugh The Drumheller Mail

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

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