I want to thank everyone in District #5 for the opportunity they gave me to serve as a representative for nine years on Ponoka County Council. Through thick and thin, I can honestly say I enjoyed serving on the council.
I am proud of my many accomplishments, and wish sometimes that I could have done more. I specifically enjoyed working on the Rimoka Housing Authority Board and I want to thank Gawney Hinckley, Joe Anglin, and Jack Webb for all their hard work. We came very close to getting a new lodge for Rimbey. If it was not for some small-minded politics, which happens everywhere, I think we would have been successful.
Rimbey needs a new lodge!
Again, thank-you to everyone, there are a great number of people deserving of my gratitude to list here, and I don’t want to offend anyone by forgetting a name. Truth be known, my memory isn’t failing, but it seems to take a lot of off time these days.
In all seriousness, if I can give a piece of advice to my successors, keep principles before personalities. Always remember the greatest strength in a democracy is the ability to compromise.