Third-term Coun. Lynne Mulder has unfinished business with the City of Red Deer.
Mulder has confirmed that she will seek a fourth and likely a final term during the Oct. 21 civic election.
“We took so many new projects in this past year,” said Mulder. “I am so excited about our strategic plan and the direction we are going with the charters. It really seems too abrupt to let go of it without seeing those things through.”
Mulder, 66, said there are many exciting things happening in Red Deer that she wants to be part of it. She is looking forward getting started on the Riverlands development, finding new ways to engage the public and moving into the crime prevention aspect through the safety charter.
In the next four years, Mulder said it will be important for the city to act on the initiatives within the Environmental Master Plan and the Waste Management Plan to divert waste from the landfill.
She wants to ensure that council continues to be fiscally responsible and accountable when it comes to the budgeting process.
“I am a community builder first and foremost,” said Mulder. “I spend a lot of time with organizations such as the United Way and the SPCA. I think I am very community oriented, which is good for someone on council.”
Mulder said she brings a wealth of experience and a great background to the table. She’s worked in post-secondary education as a president and vice-president academic at Red Deer College. She is a former nurse, teacher and administrator.
Mulder was first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2007 and 2010. Mulder said she is proud of the work council has accomplished over those nine years.
Also in the running for council are Councillors Buck Buchanan, Frank Wong, Paul Harris and Dianne Wyntjes. Newcomers Lawrence Lee, Matt Chapin, David Helm, Terry Balgobin, Victor Mobley, Calvin Goulet-Jones, Tanya Handley, Dawna Morey, Jonathan Wieler, Serge Gingras, Bob Bevins, Ken Johnston, Janella Spearing, Troy Wavrecan and Darren Young are also running.
Councillors Cindy Jefferies and Tara Veer and newcomers William Horn and Chad Mason are running for mayor.