I am running for County council because I feel I have a lot to offer with my skills and experience from my job and volunteer work. I am not a ‘my way or the highway’ type of person. While I do have my own opinions, I will always listen to others to gain a better understanding of the bigger picture before making a decision. There appears to be a lot of turmoil with current council and some of the ratepayers. My hope is to get these issues resolved and move forward to making our community a better place to live and work. I have also been looking through some of the County bylaws and it seems like they need to be cleaned up to be more clear and concise.
I am a recently retired Chemical Technologist after working at the Battle River Station for over 38 years. My education includes a year at the University of Saskatchewan in the College of Agriculture before transferring to Biological Sciences Technology and graduating with a major in Animal Health. I also have a business diploma from Red Deer College and am a former member of the Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association.
During my career I was heavily involved in the Canadian Energy Workers Association, holding progressively senior positions. I retired as vice president. In my role with the union I was chair of the Education Committee, helped members resolve work related issues, and was successful in negotiating several collective agreements. I have training in arbitration, mediation, conflict resolution and other labor-related topics.
I also volunteered with Heartland Victim Services for seven years on the Board of Directors and am a member of the Kids With Cancer Society.
My husband and I live on the family farm north of Gadsby that has been in the family for over 110 years. The County of Stettler is a great place to live and raise a family and I would like to be able to say I had a hand in that!