Lifelong Wheatland County resident Glenn Koester is running for his seventh term on Wheatland County council for Division 6.
During his time on council, Koester has served on council since 2003 and has a wealth of experience among the different boards and committees in the county, and was a founding member of the Wheatland Regional Corporation (WRC) which helped make potable water a reality for the communities of Rockyford, Standard, Gleichen, Rosebud, and Redland. He has also served as both Reeve and Deputy Reeve of the council, between 2011 and 2018, and in 2019 respectively.
Koester currently serves on the Wheatland Housing Management Board (WHMB), which is in the process of securing provincial funding to build a new lodge and hospice in the Town of Strathmore which will also service Wheatland County residents.
“I consider this a necessity due to the current need, as well as the ever growing future demand,” Koester says in a press release. He adds, “I consider the work done on these boards to be an important part of council.”
Koester says he is experienced, with more than 18 years on council, honest, and committed. If elected, he will continue to listen and understand the wants and needs of ratepayers, ensure everyone has the chance to voice their concerns and be heard, and endeavour to be trustworthy and open minded. He adds he is committed to continuing to serve his division and make Wheatland County the greatest community in Alberta.
“I have a sincere will to serve Wheatland County and its residents to the best of my ability. I will be fair, however, I realize that I can’t make everyone happy all the time,” he says.