Sylvan Lake resident and teacher Kendall Kloss has formally announced his intentions to run for Town Council.
Kloss made his announcement in August, through a video he posted to his Facebook page, Kloss for Council.
Kloss will be campaigning on a personal level, and using his social media accounts to show the people of Sylvan Lake a bit more about himself.
He says his videos and posts on social media throughout his campaign will highlight more about himself, for example his volunteering initiatives, his works with local outreaches as well as his role as a teacher in town
In his first video, posted on Aug. 3, Kloss describes the first time he thought about msking Sylvan Lake his home.
“I have been in love with Sylvan Lake for many, many years,” Kloss said.
He says the first time he fell in love with Sylvan Lake was when he was 6-years-old and saw the Wild Rapids Water slides.
“We piled out of our station wagon and looked up, and I saw these towering water slides. I thought to myself, this is where I want to live,” said Kloss.
Kloss says part of his platform will be to ensure growth in business while also believing in “community first,” which he says is the the motto of his platform.
One way to ensure businesses continue to thrive in Sylvan Lake, according to Kloss, is to make a personal connection with each business.
He says it is important to know the business and the people behind it to see a successful business community in town.
“Let’s start strengthening our community, the root of our community, through our local businesses,” Kloss said.
Kloss has been actively speaking with members of the community, which has shown him areas the residents of Sylvan Lake want to see improved.
“Common areas of growth opportunities are revitalizing the downtown core, property taxes and encouraging development of assisted living for our long term senior residents.
As an ambassador to Sylvan Lake, Kloss says he will continue to strive for a community first approach.
“Community first involvement, transparency in character, and embracing a growth mindset is how I have prepared myself for this moment, to represent you as an ambassador for our brilliant Town of Sylvan Lake.”
Nomination forms for town council and mayor can be filed at the Municipal Government Building on Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon.
The municipal election will be held on Oct. 16 with advanced polls open on Sept. 29 and 30.
The Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce will hold a candidate forum on Sept. 28 at the NexSource Centre. This is where the candidates will be able to voice their platform and discuss their intentions and thoughts about making Sylvan Lake a better place to live and work.