Why are you running for Lacombe City Council?
I have had the privilege of being a city councillor for a few years now and I am running again as I genuinely enjoy serving the residents of the City of Lacombe. I see this as my way of giving back to the community, of being an active part of this community. I enjoy being a part of the decision-making process and putting into action those ideas that you, the electorate desire to see happen. It is very satisfying to help shape the growth and expansion of this great city and I hope, with your votes, to be able to continue to do that.
What do you hope to achieve in office, if elected?
Along with new initiatives, there is unfinished business that I would like to complete. An example of this is making sure that Canadian Tire fulfills their commitment to this community and builds a store here in Lacombe. They have bought the land and I want to make sure that they now take the next step to build and provide the jobs and the commercial tax base that a new building would provide. We as a council helped facilitate the purchase of the land and now, we need to make sure Canadian Tire follows it through and commits fully to coming to Lacombe. We have also been working for many years with CP Rail to make whistle cessation a reality in our city. We have done everything that has been asked of us, such as building a fence along hwy 2A. Once all the rail crossing have automated crossing controls installed, we need to then make sure that the whistles stop. As for new initiatives, there has been talk of building a BMX track or rebuilding the one we have. I would like the city to help in any way we can. I would also like to continue to expand our existing trail system as this something that has been well utilized especially during this pandemic.
Why should Lacombe residents vote for you?
Lacombe residents should vote for me as I bring a balance of experience and willingness to embrace new ideas to the table. I have been a councillor for a few years and my experience allows me to realize and understand what is achievable and what is not. I am always open to new ideas and my mantra over my time in office has always been that I am accountable, approachable and accessible to you the electorate and that would not change. One only needs to reach out to me, and I will do everything I can to help you resolve your issue or bring forth the ideas you may have. After all I am here to serve you the people and not serve my own self interests. I strive to build Lacombe to be the best version of itself.
Anything else you wish to add?
It has absolutely been an honor and a privilege to serve this community over the last few years. Please allow me to continue to be your servant and on October 18th re elect Reuben Konnik to council. Thank you
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