It's another term for Councillor Tom Zariski. The former educator was first elected to Drumheller Town Council in 2010 after he retired, and won his third term on Oct. 16, 2017.

Looking forward, he said that some things will stay the same in Drumheller.

"Economic development is a huge priority for Council -- always has been, always will be."

A caveat of economic development, Zariski explained, is that Drumheller has to be ready for these businesses if they choose to come to town. During his campaign, he said he spoke with a few Drumheller business owners who choose to live outside of Drumheller for various reasons.

"One of the things we've been talking about actually, for the last couple of years, is what they call 'business and economic readiness'. We can go out and talk to businesses to come to Drumheller, but we have to be ready for these businesses. We have to have this workforce. We have to make it attractive for people who are going to work in these businesses to come and live in Drumheller."

One of Zariski's strengths this term will be his previous knowledge of how Council works.

"I think I have a little bit more knowledge about what happens and why it happens and where the money comes from and where the money goes and who does what and who's responsible for this and that. I have, I think, a fairly good base of operations."

With more than half of this term's Council being new, Zariski said he sees a lot of enthusiasm and good ideas. He's open to hearing these ideas and moving forward to improve Drumheller.

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