As time is winding down for me as a councillor I would like to reflect for a moment on the past seven and a half years.
I have really enjoyed the opportunities this elected position has given me, from meeting elected offi ials from not only across the province but the rest of Canada and all of you in our community.
So many highlights to reflect upon in such a short tenure I hope that I have helped everyone to understand how important it is to be a proactive voice in our community and come with the problem, opportunity as well as a solution.
It also has been a real pleasure to see how our City employees work in making the community a better place to live.
Please take a moment when you see something they have done you feel should be recognized to write to the CAO – Norma MacQuarrie and council.
I also take pride in our accomplishments as a community, from the roads and infrastructure improvements to the facilities we have to the arts and culture especially as we develop into the Mural Capital of Alberta – all of these things take a lot of planning and foresight.
The list is way too long to put here but needless to say when we can all look back at where our Town/City has been it gives me comfort we will be a progressive community, always striving to improve the lives of everyone here.
Now I want to get on my soapbox to make a plea to all of you who live, work and play and enjoy this beautiful City.
We need younger people and especially women to sit on council for this election.
We also need people from every walk of life to sit on volunteer boards and commissions in the City to ensure we keep going in the right direction.
Please remember this is a right that you have to make a difference in the most beautiful city in Alberta.
Thank you to all of you I have had the privilege, and pleasure to work with and for. I really will miss it.
Ian J. Foster
Councillor, City of Lacombe