Councillor Blog November 2023
Welcome back fellow residents of White City (and those reading from the surrounding area) for the November 2023 edition of the White City Councillor Blog. This month’s blog will focus on the upcoming 2024 Municipal and School Board elections.
In just one year's time, our community will come together to elect new leaders for the Town. These leaders will be tasked with making crucial decisions that will directly impact the quality of life for all residents in White City.
As we prepare for this democratic exercise, I encourage each and every one of you to contemplate the possibility of running for a position on Town Council or the School Board. It's not a decision to be taken lightly. However, with the right vision and dedication, you could make a real difference our community.
Here are a few thoughts to consider if you have ever thought about running for local government:
1. Why Run?
Ask yourself why you want to step into this role. What is it about White City that motivates you to contribute? Whether it's a desire to improve our infrastructure, strengthen our education system, or foster a sense of community, identifying your 'why' is the first step in building a platform that resonates with voters.
2. Platform and Vision
What specific issues do you care about, and how would you address them if elected? Your platform should be a clear reflection of your values and your vision for White City. Take time to understand the needs and concerns of our residents and tailor your platform to address them.
3. Community Involvement
Before the campaign season kicks off, consider getting more involved in local organizations, committees, and initiatives. This will help you understand the dynamics of our town and demonstrate your commitment to our community. A great opportunity to get involved is by joining a local board or committee, the Transportation Advisory Committee and Multi-Use Recreation Centre Fundraising Committee are currently accepting applications from community members.
4. Build a Support Network
No one can succeed in an election without a team of dedicated supporters. Start identifying people who share your values and can help you get your message out to the public. Remember, every campaign needs volunteers, fundraisers, and advisors.
5. Legal Requirements
Ensure you are aware of the legal requirements for running in the election. This includes residency and other eligibility criteria. It's essential to have all your paperwork in order well in advance.
In addition to Town Council positions, we should also consider the School Board elections. Our schools play a critical role in shaping the future of White City. If education is your passion, think about what you can bring to the Local School Board. Teachers, retired educators, and concerned parents all make great candidates and could provide insightful contributions to an involved School Board.
For those who aren't considering running for office, your participation is still crucial. Get to know the candidates, ask them the tough questions, and consider the platforms they present. Your vote is your voice, and it is essential in ensuring our leaders represent the values and aspirations of our community.
If you have any questions, have a comment, want more information, or want to suggest a topic for a future blog please email email@example.com or call 306-781-2355 – we look forward to hearing from you!
-Mayor Brian Fergusson
- September 2023 - Town Centre Update
- October 2023 - Youth Advisory Committee
- November 2023 - Municipal & School Board Elections
- August 2023 - SaskEnergy Municipal Surcharge
- July 2023 - Community Safety Officer
- June 2023 - Audited Financial Statements
- May 2023 - Evolve White City 2045: Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw Review
- April 2023 - 2023 Annual Budget Document
- March 2023 - Chillfest
- February 2023 - A High School in White City
- January 2023 - Multi-Use Recreation Centre - Stage 3 Complete
- December 2022 - 2023 Annual Budget
- November 2022 - Council Committee Structure
- October 2022 - Boundary Alteration Update
- September 2022 - 2021 Annual Report
- June 2022 - Town Centre Development
- May 2022 - White City Fire Department
- April 2022 - Multi-Use Recreation Centre
- March 2022 - Annual Budget
- February 2022 - Utility Rates
- January 2022 - Town Hall Synopsis
- December 2021 - Town Hall
- November 2021 - Letter to RM of Edenwold
- October 2021 - Boundary Alteration Project Update
- September 2021 - One Community, Stronger Together
- August 2021 - Annual Report
- July 2021 - White City Fire Department
- June 2021 - White City Museum
- May 2021 - Water Quality
- April 2021 - Property Assessment
- March 2021 - Introduction