Since the next council could be charged with making regional infrastructure and growth decisions that could commit our county to massive long-term debt, and tax-payers need to be kept well-informed as those decisions go forward, I am once again seeking re-election to county Council for another four-year term.
Should I again be re-elected to county Council, I will continue to be highly visible and engaged in our community and to actively demonstrate my personal philosophy of service over ambition. I will continue to “dare greatly”, serve with absolute integrity, and I will always care more about doing what is right and just, rather than what is popular.
As the Ward 6 representative on County Council for the past seven years, I have effectively utilized my broad experience in corporate and private business, as well as from education as a senior educational administrator, school principal, University of Alberta Assistant Professor and instructor at Grant MacEwan Community College, that has enabled me to provide mature common-sense servant leadership and to make intelligent decisions based on research, preparation and consultation.
Over the years, I have been inspired by quotes made famous by two all-time baseball greats: Babe Ruth said “Its hard to beat a person who never gives up!” and Yogi Berra said “It ain’t over til its over!”
I invite any county resident to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and to review my past “Opinions” articles in the Sherwood News at www.sherwoodparknews.com/author/linton.delainey with special attention paid to my February 18, 2016 article Prophesy, trust, Whitemud: a crossroad.