Running for Council
A Town Council sets the vision and direction for their municipality. They do so by
adopting policies and bylaws that encompass these goals, as well as by approving the municipal budget. It is then the responsibility of the municipal staff to administer and carry out the policies set by Council. Council may then work through their one employee, the CAO, to ensure the organization objectives are being met.
As a Councillor you will have the occasion to put forward ideas and opportunities for the betterment of your community. However, decisions or monetary commitments may not be made individually and must be made by a majority of Council through a Resolution. If a decision made by a majority of Council does not align with your opinion, you must be able to respect the difference of opinion and demonstrate a unified front.
As a Councillor, you are a leader and a representative of the Town of Edson. As such, when you are in public, you should conduct yourself in a manner that appropriately aligns with these responsibilities.