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Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:47

Ostrander running for Swift Current City Council

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Keleah Ostrander will be standing for council in the upcoming civic elections in Swift Current on Oct. 24 Keleah Ostrander will be standing for council in the upcoming civic elections in Swift Current on Oct. 24 Photo submitted

Nomination forms were filed this morning at City Hall entering Keleah Ostrander into the running for City Council election.  Ostrander currently works as the Director of Planning at Great Plains College and has a passion for contributing to the effort in building a healthy and inclusive community.

“Growing up in small town Saskatchewan I had many role models whose contributions to the community taught me the importance of public service.  As a female professional and a part of a young family who is proud to live in Swift Current, I want to represent all citizens and contribute my time to the council effort in making Swift Current a place for all to call home,” stated Ostrander. 

Ostrander and her husband, Dustin, have lived in Swift Current for the past eight years. Prior to joining the College, her local experience in economic development has includedsuch efforts as leading the Labor Attraction and Retention Committee (LARC). She also currently serves as the board chairperson for the Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre.  Her other volunteer efforts include serving as the Media Director for the 2010 World Women’s Curling Championships held in Swift Current.

Ostrander plans to contribute to Council through providing a balanced perspective which acknowledges the need for growth but also considers financial sustainability.  One area she would like to see enhanced is the city’s contribution to active promotional efforts outside of the region in order to attract new citizens to the local workforce.

“My work and volunteer experience has provided me with insight into the issues that are important to the citizens of many backgrounds, ages, and experiences living in Swift Current and I want to serve as a representative in ensuring we build a community that considers the needs of all citizens here today and those of tomorrow.”

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