Webb announces plans to run in fall election

Councillor wants to return to municipal politics

Being involved in the town in which he lives and doing his part to make a difference prompted Coun. Jack Webb to let his name stand for council seven years ago.

With an October election looming, Webb has decided to throw his hat into the political ring once again largely for the very same reasons.

“I love my town,” said Webb, who was born and raised in Rimbey. “And I really enjoy public service.”

During his time on council, Webb has experienced the satisfaction of seeing the lodge proposal get off the ground, a project that is very dear to his heart.

“I love seniors and I am pleased and happy with this new lodge. It truly will be a beautiful facility.”

He is also pleased to see the skateboard park up and running, noting the recreational facility is a wonderful place for the youth of the community to hang out and have fun. He is pleased council spent the money to fix the spray park. He believes it was money well spent, although the repairs were costly.

The money council has set aside for infrastructure repairs has been well worth it, he noted, adding its important that taxpayers can enjoy the new and improved roads and sidewalks.

Webb is proud of his perfect attendance at council meetings.

“I take the job very seriously,” he said. “It is a commitment that I made to the people in Rimbey when I got elected.”

Webb sits on the FCSS committee, the historical committee and the cemetery board. He is pleased that his new business allows him to spend more time on boards and activities affiliated with council.

Webb says future challenges council needs to be prepared for include changes to the municiple government act and changes to government funding.

“We will need to have the right partnerships in place and collaborate together to come up with the best strategies to meet these challenges,” he said.

With seven years under his belt, Webb has sat on two different councils and has seen administration change a few times.

The experience has given him insight and experience.

“It’s been a great learning curve,” he said. “I have truly learned a lot and I would like to continue to bring my experience, integrity and honesty to the table.”