Cheri Neitz

COUNTY COUNCIL – Cheri Neitz – Erskine – Buffalo Lake incumbent (Ward 6)

Why do you want to continue to run for council?

I love living in this community and I want to see it continue to thrive and improve.

I take the responsibility of being a representative in municipal government seriously. I will continue to make myself available to know the needs and concerns of my residents to confidently represent them.

What do you feel you have brought to council specifically?

Specifically I brought to council the request of my constituents in the formation of the Rural Crime Prevention Committee.

It brought representatives from around the County to discuss with RCMP and Peace Officers the crime in their areas. It helps to inform of crime houses in our areas and the County as a whole also helped through bylaws to shut down the crime area north of Stettler.

I also pushed for a more robust community consultation. For example, when forming the South Shore Area Structure Plan our County held many community consultations with those affected by that plan to participate and give ideas and improvements.

We asked the government for years to install crosswalks and signs across Hwy. 835 in Erskine. This summer the government painted those crosswalk lines and so to enhance the safety of our children and community crossing the highway, I and council felt it was important to install crosswalk lights. Those lights will be placed in the ground soon.

When I came on council in 2017, the roads in Erskine were ripped up by the water line construction. We made sure roads were repaired and also fixed high traffic areas such as in front and beside by the post office and hall.

If someone were to ask you ‘Why should I vote for you,’ what would you say?

I bring to the County table a calm and reasoned voice. I have experience with leadership from a decade and half of public service.

I’ll continue to put the time in to be there for my constituents to hear them, to help them and to be a part of our community.

What is your vision for the community?

I want my community to be a safe and prosperous place to live and work. I am and will continue to be an advocate for my community on all issues.

I will continue to work hard at maintaining and improving services and infrastructure while not supporting large increase in taxes.

Could you tell me a bit about your professional/work experience?

My husband, Guy and I have lived here, worked here (farming and ranching). We raised our children here and built relationships of trust. Through my years of work on school board I learned how local government works and gets results, as well as coordinating with surrounding municipalities.

What “fuels” your inspiration to serve this community?

Our County was built on a foundation of hard-working people. That spirit continues in us today to strive for a better future for our family, friends and neighbours.

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