St. Albert votes on October 16, 2017
Every four years, the community of St. Albert comes together to elect a City Council.
Every vote counts; every voice matters.
Over the years as Councillor, I have learned that our community desires open and respectful dialogue. That is what makes St. Albert a great place to live.
In the weeks ahead, we have the opportunity to ask important questions and review the issues and challenges that accompany a thriving and growing city. On October 16, 2017, we will choose the way in which St. Albert will grow and develop.
Who are those best suited to lead our community into the future? Who will keep the interests of our community as their priority, yet work collaboratively within the region as they seek to lead St. Albert in an environment of complexity and competing interests?
Councillors are called to be statesmen and stateswomen.
Political leaders who embody the spirit of statesmanship promote the public good. They demonstrate integrity, great wisdom and sound judgment in directing the affairs of a government in dealing with important civic matters.
How will we know such leaders when we meet them?
A person’s character is revealed not by what they say, but rather by what they do! Do they act honourably? Will they work collaboratively with other municipalities in the region? Will they build our community in a reasoned, thoughtful and prudent fashion? Will they stand resolute for what they believe to be in the best interests of all of St. Albert? Will you be proud to have them represent your community?
St. Albert has been graced with many statesmen and stateswomen in the past. Richard Fowler, Lorie Garritty, Anita Ratchinsky, Richard and Margaret Plain, Len Bracko, Neil Korotash, Barry Breadner, Carol Watamaniuk, Lynda Moffat, Ken Allred, Paul Chalifoux and many more like them have faithfully represented our community.
While we may not have supported all the positions proposed by these individuals, we can say without any doubt, that their leadership has had a positive influence on St. Albert. They served our community with dedication, passion, honour and grace.
We should ask nothing less of those we elect to serve our community in the future.
I have been privileged to serve seven years as Councillor of our great City of St. Albert. I ask for your continued support on Election Day, October 16, 2017.