by Morinville News Staff
Sturgeon County Division 5 Councillor Patrick Tighe is planning to run once again in the 2017 General Municipal Election.
“For the past four years, I have continued to emphasize the importance of communication between Administration and county residents, and have held Administration accountable for their work,” Tighe said, adding he has the top attendance at Council meetings. “I attend the additional committee meetings I am a part of, I return all calls and emails I receive, as well as make time to personally meet with residents and see first hand the concerns and issues brought to my attention.”
The youngest member of Sturgeon County Council, the first term councillor said he will continue to apply his previous 30 years and current business experience to his position as Sturgeon County councillor during his second term.
Tighe is proud of his accomplishments during his first term, including supporting and donating to the Bon Accord Veteran’s Memorial Park, Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch, The Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation, Morinville and Legal Chamber of Commerce, Redwater Business Mixer, CNN Minor Hockey.
At the Council table, Tighe says he has advocated for major road improvements in Division 5, held County Administration fiscally accountable for the warranty work completed on Lily Lake Road chip seal, promoted the Lamoureux Trail-funding and development, and promoted the Sturgeon Refinery and Pembina Facility on local/Provincial/National levels.
“Sturgeon County needs a council that works together for the best interest of the residents, for today and for the future,” Tighe said of his motivations for continuing in his current role. “Emphasis needs to be put on the residents’ needs, not on Administration wants, and this will only be achieved under a strong council’s direction.”
Nomination Day for the fall election is Sept. 18 with Election Day taking place Oct. 16.