Hi, I'm Samanntha Wright, Councillor for Division 4 of Rocky View County. I have called Rocky View home for the last 16 years and I am proud to say this is my second term in office.
Many people dismiss municipal politics as being rinky-dink level politics. and while I understand that perspective, it is my belief that the municipal level of government has the most impact on your day-to-day life. Sure, we aren't making decisions on big ticket items like health care, education or national defense, but what we are doing is making the decisions on how your community develops and what happens in and around your neighbourhood.
Despite what was a less than stellar experience in my first-term, not being one to give up, I ran again to try and make the changes that I believe this County deserves. I am happy to say that so far, in my second term, this is exactly what is happening.
Fiscal responsibility, transparency and accountability are key to effective governance, in my opinion, and this Council is working hard to provide all of those things. Recently, my motion to create an aggregate resource plan passed unanimously. As well, work on the Bearspaw Area Structure Plan and County Plan reviews are underway. I am also proud to say that relationships with our municipal neighbours are improving and we are establishing ourselves as leaders in the region.
I live in the north end of Bearspaw with my husband, 3 children, 3 dogs and 1 cat. When I'm not in Council, you will find me gardening, working out, reading, crocheting or doing a word puzzle.