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Penhold councillor Mike Walsh resigning, by-election set for fall

Long-time Penhold councillor Mike Walsh has resigned.
Penhold town councillor Mike Walsh (left) and mayor Mike Yargeau (right). (Contributed photo)

Long-time Penhold councillor Mike Walsh has resigned.

In a press release Tuesday, the town said that Walsh is moving to Southern Alberta to pursue a new career.

“I want to thank the residents of Penhold for putting their trust and faith in me as one of their representatives for the past 10 years,” Walsh said in a press release.

Walsh was originally elected as a councillor in 2013, before being re-elected in 2017 and 2021.

Penhold Mayor Mike Yargeau said Walsh will be dearly missed on council.

“Councillor Walsh has done a tremendous job advocating for the residents of Penhold during his time on Council. His sound reasoning and fiscal responsibility has helped see the town grow while holding the line on municipal taxes for multiple years,” Yargeau said.

Walsh served on the Central Alberta Regional Waste Management Commission, Inter-Municipal Relations committee, as well as with Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).

The town will hold a By-Election in the fall to fill the vacant seat.

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