Drayton Valley Town Councillor Brandy Fredrickson announced Tuesday morning her intent to run for mayor in the 2017 Municipal Election.
Fredrickson is running on the slogan "A Leader who Listens," having been sitting and listening on council since 2015.
Fredrickson has laid out a platform that includes financial planning for the complete lifecycle of Drayton Valley's infrastructure from inception to replacement, grassroots economic development and building an age diverse community and address the unique needs of seniors.
“Growing business at the grassroots level is where I feel our community needs to be. These people have already invested in the community, they pay taxes and they employ local residents. Investing in our local economy is the way to growth and diversity,” says Fredrickson.
Fredrickson intends to further explore grassroots business development through collaborations with the community’s regional post-secondary provider, reallocation of municipal grants to promote entrepreneurship, review by-law, and policy to identify areas of issues and opportunities as well as advocate on our town’s behalf to all levels of government.
Nomination day is September 18, with the general election being held on October 16.
Fredrickson will contend with former mayor Moe Hamdon, who announced his bid in July.
Current Mayor Glenn McLean announced in August he will not seek re-election after serving one term.
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