Barb Castell for CouncillorDivision 3, M.D. of Foothills No. 31
My name is Barb Castell, I have been a resident of Millarville for 39 years. I am announcing my intention to run for Councillor for Division 3 in the M.D. of Foothills.
Many people in the community have urged me to run for Councillor in the upcoming election on October 16th. I am dedicated to this community and once again willing to represent you full-time by attending meetings, answering emails and phone calls in a timely manner, as well as meeting with residents to discuss their issues.
I taught school for 30 years and I was the Division 3 Councillor for two terms. For the past 4 years I have been a board member on the Alberta Surface Rights / Land Compensation Boards and then a Constituency Assistant in the office of John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Foothills. These recent experiences have given me invaluable knowledge at the Provincial and Federal levels of government.
I have been heavily involved with the Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society as a board member as well as a long-time volunteer on many committees and events. These include the Millarville “Run to the Farmers’ Market” Half Marathon, Millarville Races, Millarville Heritage Rodeo, Priddis-Millarville Fair, and the Millarville Christmas Market. Judging the 4H Public Speaking is a personal favourite volunteer job and I have recently joined a great little group called the Christmas Kids Only Shoppe.
My primary concern is the on-going pressures from the city of Calgary and making sure the M.D. of Foothills has a say in how our area will look in the future. From barnyard chats to the casual encounters at our fun-filled events, people have told me they like their community and its values. They are happy with how this community has evolved. Others have told me they still have concerns with the 2013 flood mitigation and some look forward to development of more recreational opportunities in Division 3.
This community means everything to me and I look forward to becoming your Councillor for Division 3.
Monday, October 16th
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Millarville Community School
- Square Butte Hall
- Flare ‘N Derrick Community Hall, Turner Valley
Division 3 - Polling Stations
Division 3 Boundaries
242 Avenue & Plummer's Road East of the T intersection at 240 Street
The Sheep River and the Northern city limits of Turner Valley & Black Diamond
The Western forestry boundary
Election Map for 2017
Call me at 403-931-3690 or e-mail me using the form below.