Municipal elections are happening this October. Having served for 14 years over two separate periods as a councillor and mayor within Alberta, I am familiar with municipal government.
My observation is that too many mayors, reeves and councillors tend to think they are indispensable. This creates two problems. After two, or at most three consecutive terms, elected officials tend to lose their creativity. Secondly, it inhibits would-be candidates from coming forward for elections.
To the electors: You make the decision.