Don Hall became a councillor in Delia last October in hopes of making the village a better place to live.
Hall now says it may take his resignation to get people moving.
“I quit the village hoping that my resignation would serve as a wake up call in making Delia a safer and more viable community,” said Hall.
Nomination day to replace Hall will be Wednesday, August 6. The by-election will be on Wednesday, September 3.
“The village will be just fine,” said Delia Mayor Gordon Isaac. “We'll have our election and will keep moving on to bigger and better things.”
Hall says he will now work on helping the town outside of the political sphere.
“I plan on living in Delia, helping out in the community and donating my time wherever I can,” said Hall.
Hall, who is now 67 years old, just moved to Delia a few years ago, after spending most of his life farming just a few miles north of Delia.
“We have supported Delia all our lives in the way of community service and helping with any projects that we thought would be a betterment to the community,” said Hall.
Don and his wife Bev of 42 years have volunteered for many organizations including the Elks, Communities in Bloom, and the Historical Society.Don and Bev raised both their son Jeff and their daughter Maureen in the Delia area. Jeff now has his own family in Delia, and Maureen resides in Camrose.