Incumbent town councillor Chris Lust has officially announced her bid for a second term on council.
Lust made her announcement yesterday morning on Facebook.
She says her priorities on council are much the same as they were when first elected in 2013. Lust’s priorities lay in strategic downtown revitalization, economic policies in place to create a healthy business environment and in creating liveable, sustainable neighbourhoods.
“We now have a number of planning documents in place that speak to these priorities such as the Environmental Master Plan, the Culture Master Plan, Investment Attraction Strategy and Visitor Friendly Assessment. These and other plans have positioned Sylvan Lake well for investment opportunities as the economy recovers,” Lust said.
A lot of work has been accomplished during Lust’s time on Council, but she believes there is more to be done.
She says council needs to “stay the course” when implementing the vision for the town.
“Sylvan Lake is a great community that is gaining far reaching recognition on a number of fronts. We need to stay the course to continue that progress,” said Lust.
As a councillor, Lust believes responsive and open communication with the community is key.
She says open dialogue between the town and its citizens have made changes to decisions made by council.
“At the same time we have had to make some hard decisions because they are the right decisions and in the best interest of the community as a whole… not always the most popular decision but the best at the time,” Lust said.
Along with her four years as an elected official, Lust brings to the table over 40 years of experience in municipal affairs. This is accumulated by time spent as both a volunteer and employee.
As a coucnillor Lust has worked on many different committees including the Sylvan Lake Municipal Library Board, Parkland Regional Library Board, Red Deer River Regional Municipal Users Group and Family and Community Support Services Committee (FCSS) among others.
“It has been an honour and privilege to serve Sylvan Lakers as a councillor for the Town of Sylvan Lake,” Lust said. “I very much appreciate the opportunity to have been in a position to make decisions that shape our amazing community for now and into the future.”
Lust hopes to speak with all voters throughout the campaign. She can be reached through email firstname.lastname@example.org or through her Facebook page.
The municipal election is held on Oct. 16, with advanced polls being held on Sept. 29 and 30 in Sylvan Lake.