Every four years when the leaves start to change from green to gold and the air gets that special “crispiness” to it, the signs start popping up and there’s no turning back: it’s election time, and today marks an important day in election “season”. Today is Nomination Day.
Alberta truly is a unique province. The triumphs and challenges that communities in the rural north face are not the same as those in the urban central, or even the rural south and because of that we need local people who know their communities, to help navigate those waters.
The Members of the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta believe strongly that local autonomy is one of the most critically important elements to having a successful democracy. Not only do local people understand their communities best, but local people display a different level of passion and commitment to influencing positive change in their communities.
So to everyone handing in their nomination form today, thank you.
Thank you for stepping forward to be the voice for your community and for believing in our democracy.
We know that it takes a lot of courage to sign on the dotted line of that nomination form but in doing so, you are taking the first (formal) step in helping to shape the future of your community. I think we can all agree, that is something you should be proud of.
Best of luck to all of you.