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My Dear Reddeerians,

today ville has asked me to share why I have decided to run a second term for City Council? This is a great question and one that has complex roots. In order for you to better appreciate my passion for this City I feel it necessary to share the following:

I have enjoyed over 50 years as a Red Deer resident. I am married to Red Deer native Betty for 26 years and am the father of two daughters who were born and completed their K to 12 education in Red Deer. From a business perspective I come from an entrepreneurial family and have worked for national corporations (Jim Pattison, Home Depot and Eye Recommend) all in Senior Management positions. From a Community perspective I am a current Director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Past Board Chair for Red Deer Public Schools, Past Board Chair of the Red Deer & District Chinese Community Society and currently serve on five community committees or Boards.

Is the decision I am making improving Red Deer as a City? Throughout my first term on Council this is my litmus test. I make decisions which reflect the views of my constituents and support the development of the City as a whole. I support vibrancy which reflects the dynamic history of Red Deer along with a cultural mosaic representative of a growing municipality. “Big Picture” for me is key not just reacting to pressure points.

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By building and maintaining healthy relationships with all orders of government I am able to continuously advocate for our community. Effective utilization of these partnerships to address common issues incorporating innovation and creativity as tools. Reviewing current policy and practices to ensure appropriate taxation, Council accountability and effective municipal operations via administration. And I am dedicated to keeping our City safe and healthy – incorporating an interdisciplinary model to address crime, homelessness, our environment and resiliency in our youth.

I am running because I believe in Red Deer, I am invested in where are as a City and where we can be in the future. Red Deer has given so much to me and my family that I just can’t help but want to give back.

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GET YOUR 50/50 TICKETSTODAY!!!! Winner could take home up to $25,000!!! 

The Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools supports programs that have a significant impact on the LIFE CHANCES of students across the Division. By purchasing a ticket to support our 50/50 cash lottery you are giving students opportunities to have better life chances.

From giving kids a Bright Start to school to reconnecting with students so they graduate and cross the Finish Line, the Foundation helps students who face challenges in school and makes things better. We motivate struggling students and inspire them to read and write through Reading College. For students who come to school without basic needs, we give them that needed Step Up.

With the support from the Foundations 50/50 Life Chances Raffle, you are providing a student with opportunities that will improve their life. They can’t always control the situations they’re in but with your help students will continue to have these chances.

Don’t miss your chance, CLICK HERE to buy your tickets today – Draw will be held on October 5! Good luck! 

NOTE: This raffle is open to all community members in Alberta and over the age of 18. 

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Shelly Flint Appointed as New CEO of Westerner Park

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Westerner Park, a distinguished agricultural society and premier exhibition venue in the heart of Central Alberta, is pleased to announce Shelly Flint as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This decision culminates a thorough and extensive search process, with the Board of Directors expressing their enthusiasm for the promising journey ahead under Shelly’s leadership.

Tyler Nightingale, President of the Board of Directors, shared his excitement about the appointment, stating, “After a comprehensive search, we are thrilled to welcome Shelly. Her extensive experience, skill set, and knowledge align seamlessly with the strategic direction of Westerner Park, ensuring a positive and enduring impact on both the organization and the community at large.”

Tara Lodewyk, Red Deer City Manager, added, “Shelly immediately connected with the mission of Westerner Park and the value it brings to the culture of our city and region. We are looking forward to working together and are confident in her leadership of Westerner Park.”

For the past two decades, Shelly has served as a senior executive, spearheading diverse teams within Alberta’s dynamic entertainment and finance sectors. Her tenure as the former CFO at the Calgary Stampede equips her with a distinctive insight into the intricacies of Westerner Park, enabling her to adeptly navigate its challenges and leverage its opportunities. Coupled with her roots in Central Alberta, Shelly is poised to steer the Park towards growth and long-term sustainability.

Shelly expressed her eagerness to join Westerner Park, saying, “I was thrilled at the opportunity to return to Central Alberta, where I grew up! Leading this purpose-driven organization will allow me to contribute to my community and affect meaningful change.”

Shelly Flint’s robust leadership, commitment to community, and extensive experience makes her an exceptional choice to lead Westerner Park into the future. The entire Westerner Park team eagerly anticipates the positive impact she will bring to this renowned institution.

About Westerner Park

Westerner Park is Central Alberta’s largest tradeshow, agricultural, sports, entertainment, and convention facility. A not-for-profit organization and agricultural society, Westerner Park typically generates $150 million annually in economic activity, hosting over 1,500 events and 1.5 million visitors each year.

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