Town of Stettler councillor Sean Nolls will be running for mayor this fall when ratepayers head to the polling stations in October.
Speaking about his decision, Nolls said, “I came to this town in 2004, and it is an awesome town, and the service groups, businesses and other facilities are so inspiring that I want to continue on with the town, maybe in a larger capacity.”
Nolls said that this last term while serving as a councillor, the team had accomplished quite a lot, building on what the past councillors had done.
“Yet, there’s always room to improve,” Nolls added. “We’ve made a lot of gains with our relationship with the county, and it’s probably one of the best things we did, and to continue with that would be fantastic.”
Nolls further commented that although the Town and County are two separate entities and do things differently, there’s also a lot they do together.
“One thing I found out when I joined council the very first day is that business and town are very different,” Nolls explained, while discussing how he would bring his business acumen to the position. “You think you can amalgamate the two, and I guess you could to a certain degree, but there’s that social aspect. At the end of the day we have to remember we service the people – we have 5,952 bosses, who all want something done and you really have to be careful in what you’re doing.”
Nolls added that the past four years wouldn’t have been as good of a term as it turned out to be hadn’t it been for Mayor Dick Richards.
“Mayor Richards’ contribution in mentoring all of us and just what he brings to the table has been invaluable,” Nolls said.
What had inspired Nolls to become a councillor is exactly what is encouraging him to run for the mayor’s position.
“It’s the community. I’ve lived in so many different communities, but the involvement here in Stettler, and the willingness of people to pitch in and help is incredible.”