A candidate has come forward for the vacant town of Olds council position ahead of the nomination deadline on December 9th. 45 year old Mitch Thomson has lived in Olds for 10 years and is the Executive Director of the Olds Institute and the Chair of the Mountain View Child Care Society.
A familiar face in the community has put his hat into the ring for the vacant seat on Olds town council.
Mitch Thomson has lived in Olds for 10 years. He is the Executive Director of the Olds Institute and the Chair of the Mountain View Child Care Society.
The 45 year old Thomson says he is passionate about community and wants to be involved.
He says Olds is a growing community.
Thomson is involved with a number of different service groups in the community.
He also served as the chair of the Alberta Funeral Service Association and Chamber President in both Red Deer and Innisfail.
Thomson will be door knocking, but you can also reach out to him on Facebook or his website www.mitchthomson.ca
As for issues facing the town as the by-election approaches, Thomson says community safety is a concern for many residents and there is a lot of opportunity in Olds but some businesses are suffering.
The by-election for the vacant council seat will take place January 20th, 2020.
A by-election was called by town council following the resignation of a councillor Wade Bearchell last month.
Nominations will be taken at the town of Olds office until noon on Nomination Day (December 9th).