Countdown to municipal election
In just over two months, residents of Drumheller and the entire province will be going to the polls for municipal elections.
On October 16, residents will have their say to elect officials in Villages, Towns, Municipal Districts, and Counties. School Board trustees will also be selected.
Nomination Day is September 18. This is the day that those wishing to run for public office must have their nomination papers filed.
There are plenty of resources available at www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca/mc_elections for potential candidates to learn the procedures and responsibilities for those running for office.
While the clock is ticking down, slowly candidates are coming out the woodwork. In Drumheller, Heather Colberg, and councillor Sharel Shoff have declared their candidacy for mayor and are actively campaigning. So far, councillors Tom Zariski and Tara McMillan have expressed interest in running again for council. In Starland County Reeve Barrie Hoover has expressed that he is planning to put his name in to run again. In Wheatland County long time Division 7 councillor Ben Armstrong has also said he would be running in the next municipal election.
In Kneehill County, long time councillor Carol Calhoun has decided she will not be running. She has served the constituents of Division 2 for the last 16 years.
“I will always cherish the memories made and the opportunities that arose while serving as a municipal councillor. As I reflect on the many changes that have taken place since 2001, I am proud and grateful that I have been able to be part of the decision making process for the benefit of the future of our community,” she said.
She is appreciative of the other councillors, staff and administration she has worked with over the years as well as the support of her family.
“I couldn’t have done it without your constant support and help at home,” she said. She wishes the best to those who are interested in entering politics.
“It is a worthwhile experience and a service to your community that you will never regret.”
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