Gayle Rondeel’s roots lie deep in Rimbey soil and it is no secret that she cares very much about the community, its people and its future.
“I am a hometown girl,” she said. “I attended school here, and my husband, Ed and I raised our family here. I love Rimbey and I want to see the town progress and grow in a positive way.”
Rondeel, who served on Rimbey town council from 2010 to 2013, is letting her name stand for re-election. She prides herself on her progressive thinking and approachable attitude.
“I enjoyed my time on council and I think I can do a good job,” she said. “If elected, I would do my best to keep the public informed and involved in council discussions and decisions.”
In the past Rondeel has been involved in several committees and boards. She is well known for being the main organizer of the annual community Christmas Dinner and also served on the Rimoka Seniors Housing Board.
She has been a mentor with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and for the past 10 years she has managed Rimbey’s award winning Market at the Park.
While Rondeel sees Rimbey as a growing, vibrant town, she is not oblivious to the fact that incidents of crime and vandalism do happen.
If elected, she would like to ensure council revisits Gull Lake North Citizens on Patrol.
“I think they are a very competent organization; very effective,” she said. ”Rimbey is not unique (regarding vandalism), but I think we could do something about it.”