A third veteran of Grande Prairie city council has decided not to run again this fall.
Lorne Radbourne has been on council for 10 years.
He says it was an honour and privilege to serve the community.
“I’ve really seen Grande Prairie change dramatically. I guess I’m pretty proud of the work, both individually and as a team, (of) the three councils I’ve been on.”
He hopes ratepayers remember him as someone who worked full-time on his council job.
“That kind of work ethic, I would hope, led them to trust and have confidence in me to make the right decisions that benefit our community.”
Radbourne says he has met with some new candidates for council and emphasized two things. One of those was being able to commit the time needed to do the work of a councillor.
“Number two is that I think people should have a broader view of the work and not be a one-issue candidate. I think you have to be a many-issue candidate and you have to be really interested to build a community and to do the best for the community in all areas.”
Helen Rice and Dwight Logan are the other two veterans who will not be running again.
Radbourne led the vote count among council candidates in each of the last two elections.