MacNutt elected to Delia Coun­cil

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

The Vil­lage of Delia has a new face around the coun­cil ta­ble.

The Vil­lage held a by­elec­tion af­ter the de­par­ture of Yvon Fournier on Fe­bru­ary 15 of this year. While the next mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion is slated for this com­ing Oc­to­ber, the vil­lage opted not to re­quest a de­fer­ral and sched­uled the elec­tion for May 16.

Two can­di­dates stepped up and Jor­dan MacNutt was se­lected on 38 of the 68 bal­lots cast, win­ning over Irene Arnold.

MacNutt says her in­spi­ra­tion to run for Coun­cil comes from want­ing to be more in­volved in the com­mu­nity.

“My boyfriend and I moved to town about four or five years ago,” she said. “I have gone to al­most ev­ery coun­cil meet­ing and want- ed to get more in­volved in my com­mu­nity. We bought a house and we plan to live here for a very long time and raise a fam­ily here.” MacNutt brings some youth to the coun­cil cham­ber at age 26. While of­ten peo­ple say that young peo­ple don’t get in­volved, she sees many of her gen­er­a­tion busy in the com­mu­nity.

“We don’t have a very young pop­u­la­tion in town and those who are younger are in­volved in many things, but I felt we needed some­one younger on coun­cil,” she said. She adds that it is an op­por­tune time for her to run.

“It is good op­por­tu­nity for some­one to get in there be­cause it’s only four months long. For some­one that doesn’t know any­thing about be­ing on coun­cil, it is a good chance to learn more about it.”

Jor­dan MacNutt Delia Coun­cil­lor

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