Some long term politicians in the area find themselves out of a job after Monday's municipal elections.
 
One of them is Kneehill County Reeve Bob Long, who lost his seat to Jim Hugo.
 
"After ten years, and they've been ten good years, I was able to accomplish a lot of things (and) got a lot of stuff done," he told 99.5 Drum FM. "I think I had a big impact on our council and the government over those ten years. I really leave with no regrets."
 
"The thing that I'm going to miss is working on the vision for the county," Long qualified. "The day to day running of it I can get by without, but just to sit down and plan for the future and where you want to go with things, what you want to do with them, I would like to have been part of that."
 
The outgoing reeve doesn't have any advice for the new councillors, saying he prefers to leave it up to them to go their own way. However, he is proud of accomplishments, including the new medical clinic in Three Hills and the regional water line that brings fresh drinking water to people in southern Kneehill County. As for the future?
 
"I still sit on a couple of committees outside of council; I'm a member of a health advisory council for the David Thompson Region," he noted. "This year I didn't even get my greenhouse planted: I just said to my wife, next year my greenhouse will be up and running."

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