Red Deer is my home. I am a fifth generation resident of our community. Because of my deep roots, I have a very strong interest in being positively involved in community affairs and working hard to make our city an even better place to live.
I was an advisor during the development of Red Deer’s Waskasoo Park System. I was the last elected chair of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Board. I helped to found the Regional Hospital Foundation and served on the STARS (Central Region) Capital Campaign Committee. I have served on a regional water/wastewater commission.
I am grateful for the many honours I have received over the years – Red Deer Citizen of the year in 2014, recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and Alberta Centennial medals, and recipient of the Minister of Veterans Affairs commendation for work with veterans. I was particularly moved when I was voted Red Deer’s Most Beloved Citizen in 2017.
It would be a great honour to be re-elected to serve you on Red Deer City Council. I promise to continue to work hard – to listen carefully and responsively to voters’ issues and concerns. I am committed to strict fiscal discipline in the spending of taxpayers’ money, particularly at this time of economic hardships for so many. I am committed to true public accountability.
Those are my platform keystones – true public accountability, strict discipline on spending, more crime prevention and control, and maintenance/enhancement of the many assets of our community such as the public parks and trails system.
I hope that I can earn your support on election day on Oct. 18.