Jan Thompson says she loves the town and wants to share in the responsibility of caring for, as well as shaping, the community for those who reside here. She is one of seven candidates who have now entered the by-election race for a vacant seat at the Olds council table.
Jan Thompson is one of seven candidates running in the municipal by-election for the one empty seat on town of Olds council.
The 62 year old has lived in Olds for 31 years along with her husband and two daughters, who they raised here until university. She says her grandchildren now come to visit the town often.
Thompson worked in municipal government for 11.5 years - including a 2.5 year stint with the town of Olds in planning & development, bylaw & operations.
Thompson has attended this month's council meetings in order to get up to speed ahead of the by-election.
She has also worked for the town of Carstairs, the town of Bowden and Olds College.
Thompson is semi retired and has lots of flexibility with part-time job as an executive assistant for an agricultural-based company in order to meet the requirements of a council position.
She is in her second term as Vice Chair on the town's Municipal Planning Commission and is excited for the by-election on January 20th of 2020.