City council looks back on 365 days in office

It’s been a full year since Lethbridge Mayor Blaine Hyggen and members of council were sworn in as our current city council. Many of the councilors including John Middleton-Hope say serving on council for the last 365 days has been a real honour.  

“I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s been a great year. I have been incredibly impressed with my colleagues and their knowledge and their commitment. That’s probably been the best thing about the last year. I’ve really enjoyed that. They are very, very committed to trying to make this city a better place for everybody to live in. So, yes, it’s been a good year,” said John Middleton-Hope, Councilor for Lethbridge City Council.

Looking ahead to the next 3 years, Mayor Blaine Hyggen says he’s looking forward to seeing more doctors arrive in our community as the doctor shortage continues.  

“It’s something that we all were very focused on, is helping that I know, even though that is not a city council initiative per se, it’s a mandate of the provincial government, but us being able to showcase our community and work with the current doctor, so it’s not just recruitment, but it’s also that retention as well. And so when working with the different doctor groups and the different clinics and just finding out what their struggles are within the community so that we can keep them within our community as well,” said Mayor Blaine Hyggen, Mayor of Lethbridge.

Hyggen says they are looking forward to continuing the next three years as a unified City Council. 

Angela Stewart

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