Heather Colberg to run for mayor
The 2017 Municipal Election just got a whole lot more interesting today, as Heather Colberg announced she is running for mayor.
After months of speculation, Colberg is taking a step into the political arena and says listening to the electorate is one of her top focuses.
“Being new to this, I feel it is most important to do my homework,” she tells The Mail. The most important thing is to find out what the majority of the people want and what their concerns are.”
Born and raised in the valley, she has enjoyed a 35-year career at Hi-Way 9 Express and then as an entrepreneur.
I have been blessed to work with my family in creating a large and successful transportation company and I have a great understanding of what sacrifices have to be made to succeed,” she said. “I also ran a business with the support of my husband and team of great decorators and learned a completely different side of business.”
She continues to do her homework and has been with mayors throughout the province to learn more about their successes and failures. She says past and present councils have done a good job of keeping Drumheller moving for- ward.
“Overall, people want the valley to continue to succeed, so all my hope is to be part of the continued development and growth, and keep it all going in a positive direction,” she said.
Going forward, she hopes to foster cooperation.
“I want to see a united community, I want to basically have every different group or committee pulling the same chain so we can advance our community quickly,” she said, adding that communication will be paramount.
“I want to set up an easier process for all people to bring their concerns or suggestions to town hall…Many people in our community are very knowledgeable so I want them to have a voice. I really want to see a valley of positive comments towards our town rather than negative.”
She said she will be setting up meetings early in June to start the initial wave of ideas.
Heather Colberg… to run for mayor