ECA Review Reporter
The race to fill the vacant seat in Deila is on, and two residents have put their names in to fill the seat. Irene Arnold is no stranger to municipal politics, serving on Sundre town council from 2002 to 2004. Having owned the ATB Financial branch in Delia for the past eight years, Arnold feels that she is well equipped to help guide Delia forward. “Being in business, you’re exposed to a lot of people,” Arnold said. “I see Delia as a village that has a lot of growth potential.”
Arnold feels that economic development is the key to increasing Delia’s presence in the province ,as well as saving the local school.
“Delia has been put into a position,” she said. “The school has been looked at – and we don’t want to lose our school.”
Bringing in new business to town, and making Delia a more favourable place to do business, are both issues that Arnold promises to bring to the table. She also promises to highlight issues of safety in the village, and plans on improving sidewalks, roads and traffic signs within municipal limits.
“I’m someone who’s not afraid to step up to the plate, to talk about liability issues, and to take responsibility,”she said.
“This village has so much happening in it,” said Arnold. “We need a council that has a vision, and see where Delia is going to be in five to 10 years. I don’t see that in the current council.”
Residents of Delia head to the polls on October 19.