Cliff Knutson, incumbent Bentley town councilor, has decided to run for another term. He has been a town councilor for the past six years (two terms).
He currently represents Bentley on the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance, Parkland Airshed Management Zone, Community Planning Service, Lacombe Regional Emergency Management Partnership, Bentley/ Lacombe County Intermunicipal Development Plan Committee, and Bentley Municipal Planning Commission.
During his time in office, he has witnessed the completion of the town’s Road Paving, Curb & Gutter and Storm Water Project, re-building of the sewage lagoon berms, the drilling and connection of the third water well, and arena upgrades and commencement of the building of the new fire hall in partnership with Lacombe County.
Knutson, a carpenter by trade, relocated in 1976 from Calgary to the Bentley rural area and he and his family moved into Bentley proper in 1997. He has been a seasonal employee as the blending plant operator at Crop Production Services (formerly Lacombe Fertilizer) Bentley plant for many years.
“My involvement of over 30 years in the community of Bentley is through my business ventures as well as an active member of the Bentley Curling Club, and past member of the Bentley Lions Club,” Knutson stated.
He was a farmer, has had his own spraying business, was a curling rink ice maker, a postal mail contractor, and a small business owner in town.
“If elected I intend to continue to focus on maintaining the Town’s infrastructure and constructing new infrastructure that will serve the citizens well into the future.”
“As a member of council I will continue to bring common sense and practical solutions to discussions held and decisions made.”
Married to Cora for fifty plus years, they have five grown children, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.