Mayor Bryce Nimmo, who has led the Town of Drumheller for the past four years, will not seek a third term in the October 18 civic election.
In an exclusive interview, Mayor Nimmo informed inSide Drumheller he felt he has enjoyed the opportunity to serve the citizens of Drumheller since coming to office in February of 2007.
He followed former Mayor Paul Ainscough who resigned in the fall of 2006, and defeated former councilor Larry Davidson in a January by-election.
In the October 2007 civic election, he was re-elected, defeating Robert Jackson for the mayor’s seat.
“I am pleased with the progress the town has made over the past while, and Drumheller continues to be a wonderful place to live and work”, he said.
Mayor Nimmo cited several moves made by the Town over the past while that he is pleased to have been part of, including the planning and development of the Badlands Community Facility, the new Wastewater Treatment Plant, and significant changes out at the Regional Landfill.
The two new schools (St. Anthony’s and DCHS) currently under construction are certainly positive for the town as these are important for a healthy, vibrant community, he added.
“Drumheller is in a great position for the future, and we are moving in the right direction”, he continued. “Council has also dealt with a lot of planning and land-use issues that are key to our future.”
Mayor Nimmo was also pleased that the town has significantly increased the number of volunteers involved in work on behalf of the Town.
“Our committees involved with the new facility, the new Police Commission, and all of the other boards assisting the town, require a lot of time commitment and I am grateful to citizens for their dedication,” he said.
Though not seeking another term, Mr. Nimmo says he will still help out where needed.
“Rosalie and I will continue to make Drumheller our home, and I will still volunteer where I can. I want to offer “Good Luck” to the new Council when they take over after the fall election.”