Evans brings volunteer experience, goals to council candidacy

With a breadth of volunteer activities and experience in Sylvan Lake to his credit, Neil Evans decided to add his name to the selection

Neil Evans

Neil Evans

With a breadth of volunteer activities and experience in Sylvan Lake to his credit, Neil Evans decided to add his name to the selection of candidates for town council.

He’s currently a member of the town’s Municipal Planning Commission and has served on the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, Economic Development, Centennial Park design and Centennial Street design development steering committees and Friends of Sylvan Lake Provincial Park.

“I’d like to advocate for arts and culture and work towards new indoor and outdoor performance spaces as additional attractions for Sylvan Lake,” he said. Other goals include attracting new clean industries and promoting the concept of a family care clinic that includes an emergency department and space for air ambulance service. As well, he’d “promote a more responsive land ambulance service”.

Safety on our roads is a concern Evans raised. He’d like to address issues such as pedestrian crossings, school zone loading and consider the possibility of using photo radar against “speeders and drag racers on our streets”.

Evans has lived in Sylvan Lake for the past 16 years and is employed at Spartek Systems as their purchasing manager. Recently married, he has a strong background in broadcast engineering.

Other organizations he’s been involved with include as an executive board member and concert hall committee chair for Red Deer Symphony Orchestra, church council board member at St. Mary’s & St. Timothy’s Anglican Church and advisor to Lacombe Performing Arts Centre Foundation. He’s promoted formation of Sylvan Lake Arts Alliance.