Congratulations to Jordan MacNutt. She is the newest member of the village council in Delia.
 
A byelection was called to replace Yvon Fournier, who stepped down in February.
 
MacNutt defeated Irene Arnold and attended her first council meeting on June 8, where she was sworn in.
 
"I just wanted to be more involved in the community," she told 99.5 Drum FM. "It's a byelection so it's a good opportunity to take a small chance to learn in the four months and then in the next election, I hope to run again having a little more knowledge behind it."
 
The 26 year old heavy equipment operator moved to Delia with her partner a few years ago and had been attending council meetings regularly to observe.
 
"It's really hard to go in there and promise anything on such a short term, to go in there like 'I'm going to lower your taxes'," MacNutt explained. "I didn't want to come across that way and promise things that I couldn't make happen until I actually understood what was going on in there."
 
"I do have some great ideas for the community and I do feel with being younger and having a different outlook on things, maybe I can make some more things positive, I guess," she concluded.
 
MacNutt joins Delia mayor Dawn Bancroft and deputy mayor John Roberts on Delia Village Council. The next general municipal election for Alberta is October 16, 2017.
 
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