Know before you run
Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 06:00 am
Octoberís municipal election is fast approaching and although nomination day isnít until September, many people have already decided to throw their names in the hat for a seat on Airdrie city council Ė both for mayor and for councillor.
We hope more people will join them, since itís nice for residents to have options when choosing who should represent them. And because many people are wanting to run Ė who come from all different walks of life with various campaign platforms and priorities Ė there will likely be some interesting debates.
But itís also important for people considering a seat on council to look into what the job would actually entail before making the jump.
We recommend those interested review some information on the cityís website at airdrie.ca or talk to a current or past councillor or mayor to get a solid idea on what would be required of them.
In many cases, people with no council experience, and often with full time jobs, end up sitting on council and later realize itís more of a job than what they thought they signed up for. Representing the public can be tougher than it seems.