Drumheller expects positive change in 2018
Drumheller t ook t he meaning ‘Ne w ye ar, Ne w me.’ seriously after selecting a ne w c ouncil and ma yor with a f reshly r enovated pool to match.
ith Drumheller’s Mayor Heather Colb erg about the exciting st art t o t he ne w ye ar. She started by talking about exploring a ne w stra tegic planning t ask f orce and confirming the town’s strategic plan for this year.
“I look forward to getting our stra tegic plan in plac e and ge tting t hat going f orward to figure out wha t we are trying to accomplish this year,” said Colberg. “And I’m really excited to get the task force on t he go, t hat’ll be a three month program so we will s ee af ter three months what we c an ac complish there.”
The mayor has been thoroughly en joying her p osition these past few months. “I did ge t t he b est j ob in Drumheller and I’ m lov - ing it and p eople have been amazing and supp ortive,” said Colberg. “There is a h uge le arning curve but I t hink t he b est part is t hat p eople ar e g iving this council a chance.” Colb erg mentioned that some challenge s t he c ommunity ma y f ace r elate t o provincial issue s like c annabis le galization and an increased carbon tax. Flood mitigation is an ongoing priority when it c omes t o local scale.
“That [ cannabis] is going to add s ome c omplications to our byla ws and ot her projects,” said Colberg.
Council w ill als o r eview data f rom t he F amily and Community Supp ort S ervices (FCSS) economic survey that was held in October and November. Surveying is still in pr ogress but s ome data has been released from an initial s et of we bsite responses.
“The stra tegic plan is all things t hat p eople ha ve asked about and wanting for the c ommunity. F or e xample, we’ re obv iously going to deal with the flood mitigation but it r eally is a bout reviewing all t he FC SS a ssessment.”
Mayor Colb erg is alr eady impressed by t he c ouncil’s effort and dr ive to create a better Drumheller. “I don ’t obv iously ha ve experience but c ouncil is working very hard and I am very impressed by t heir efforts,” said Colberg.
Heather Colberg… Mayor of Drumheller Terri Huxley