September 15, 2017
Well this is my final Mayor’s Message of this elected term and I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the last four years as your Mayor.
It has been my absolute honour to have served as the Mayor of Hanna for the last four years. Through the last two years of this term, since the Government of Alberta’s announcement of their Climate Leadership Plan, I have spent a significant amount of time advocating for the Town of Hanna and the Special Areas. This time has been spent conducting media interviews, travelling to meetings with different ministries within the government, and meeting locally as a Task Force trying to ensure that we achieve the best outcome for our amazing Town and region. There is still a lot of work to be done but I am confident that the Town of Hanna will prosper in the future.
Over the last four years this Council has only had one tax increase, and I am pleased to say that the Town still does not have any long term debt. I would like to thank administration for doing a great job managing their respective departments.
I would like to acknowledge the 6 members of Council whom you elected almost 4 years ago. Gerald Campion, Jerry Kruse, Richard Preston, Jason Smith, Larry Stickel, and Cathy Watts have been a very engaged Council, bringing your concerns forward in a timely manner. Although we didn’t always agree on some of the issues, this Council had one goal and that was to make the best decisions for the Town of Hanna. I personally thank this Council for their dedication to the Town of Hanna over the last four years.
Whatever the outcome is in the October election, if our next Council is as dedicated a Council as the last four years, the Town of Hanna will be in very capable hands.
Thank you to the residents of Hanna for your support during this term. Although it has been challenging at times it has also been very rewarding to have been your Mayor .
Chris Warwick, Mayor