Lacombe County and the City of Lacombe councils came together last week and held a joint council meeting at the Lacombe Memorial Centre.
Both councils say that the Dec. 1 meeting and any future joint meetings, fosters collaboration and cooperation between the two regional partners and help achieve efficient results for the residents of both municipalities.
“Over the years, Lacombe County and the City of Lacombe have strived to ensure they are good neighbours who provide mutual support and services to residents of both communities,” said Lacombe County Reeve, Barb Shepherd. “Joint meetings, like this recent one, go a long way to efficiently and effectively hear requests or concerns from local community groups. They allow us to find solution, together that will better both communities and continue to solidify the positive relationship between both councils.”
During the meeting, community presentations from the Lacombe Athletic Park Association and the Lacombe Fish and Game Association were on the agenda as well as other issues and concerns that both councils weighed in on.
“The City and County work effectively together on numerous projects and services to the benefit of all our citizens,” said City of Lacombe Mayor Grant Creasey. “By designing a process where our Councils can work directly together, we are allowing our community groups and citizens more straightforward access to both Councils. I look forward to furthering our unique relationship with our neighbours.”
Going forward Lacombe City Council and Lacombe County Council will schedule joint meetings as required. The video stream of the Dec. 1 Joint Council meeting is available at lacombe.ca.