Long-serving councillor prepares to leave office

By Laine Mitchell (Twitter: @Laine_Mitchell)
October 11, 2017 - 4:34pm

After eight years of sitting on Drayton Valley Town Council, Councillor Debra Bossert's final term is nearing its end.

Bossert declined to run for re-election this year after previously being elected to town council in a by-election in May of 2009, and won re-election in 2013. While on council Bossert says her crowning achievement was the Women in Leadership program, which was conceived in 2013, as well as the Homeless and Poverty Reduction team. 

For one of the nine candidates that will fill her seat, Bossert gave some advice for those who will be voted in next week's election.

"It's most important for new councillors to realize any initiative takes a long time to come to fruition, and relationships with other levels of government are key. And decisions that are made are made to benefit all residents of our area." 

Looking forward she is excited at the idea for new people to sit at the council table, with new voices and ideas ushering in a healthy change. 

Bossert added that she was very grateful for the time she was able to spend trying to better the community

"It's been an honor and a privilige to serve the community, and I will continue to serve wearing a different hat," she said.

After recently receiving a new employment opportunity, Bossert is looking forward to working with immigrants and newcomers to Drayton Valley as an International English language instructor.

The municipal election will be held on October 16 with voting stations being open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the MacKenzie Conference Centre. 

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