Running for Council

Purpose


The information package has been prepared and will soon be available to provide information to those individuals who might be interested in seeking nomination for the office of Stettler County councilor. It contains information on some of the election procedures and other important facts candidates should be aware of. It has no legislative sanction and is for information purposes only.

Divisions


The County of Stettler is divided into seven divisions (identified as wards in the Municipal Government Act), with each division electing a councilor to serve on County Council. The elected members of council select the reeve at the annual organizational meeting held in October.

Responsibilities


Members of council as a unit are responsible for establishing policy for the municipality. Potential candidates can best familiarize themselves by talking to members of council or administration, by spending some time reading council minutes and agendas, and by reviewing the County of Stettler website for more information. Potential candidates are welcome to attend upcoming council meetings, as are all members of the public.

Municipal Affairs


Alberta Municipal Affairs as also publishes a document that is very useful for all citizens wishing to seek municipal office. This document and other useful information and links can be found on the Alberta Government's municipal election page.