Beaverlodge mayor Leona Hanson will not seek re-election in this fall’s municipal election.
That leaves the door open for a new mayor and so far one person has declared their candidacy.
Roger Loberg, who currently sits on Beaverlodge Town Council, wants to continue moving the town in a positive direction.
“The town has been doing well, the current council has done well, the current mayor has done very well in moving the community forward. And I just thought I would like to continue with that progress,” Loberg explained.
Loberg has sat on Beaverlodge Town Council since 2014 after winning a bye-election. He also served on council from 1983-89. He has lived in the town for 43 years.
“We would like to see our community continue to grow. I think we’ve made really good progress in improving our financial position as a town, and I want to continue with that and stay as a viable community,” he said.
Hanson has been Beaverlodge’s mayor for a decade.
Municipal elections will take place across Alberta on October 16, 2017.