Gale Katchur is once again the mayor of Fort Saskatchewan. 
 
According to the unofficial election results, Katchur (3,329 votes) edged Deanna Lennox (3,040) by 289 votes to win her fourth term.
 
Katchur is only the second woman to be mayor of Fort Saskatchewan, after Muriel Abdurahman. She is also now the longest-serving mayor in the municipality's history.
 
The incumbent has lived in Fort Saskatchewan since 1990, starting in administration before being elected as a city councillor in 2007. Katchur began her journey as the city's mayor in 2010.
 
This election was more challenging than normal, according to Katchur, not only because of how tight of a race it was, but also campaigning during a pandemic.
 
"But I am very pleased and delighted with the results this evening. I'd just like to thank all the residents who supported me through the 2021 campaign and say for me. It's always an honour and a privilege to serve the citizens of Fort Saskatchewan. I am just truly looking forward to the next four years," she said.
 
Katchur told MIX 107 she decided to run for mayor again because she believes the city needs stable, experienced leadership to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and the economic challenges the city has faced over the last 18 months.
 
Before the election, Katchur said one of her main goals is to get a handle on the 10-25 year capital plan. She noted there are many projects residents have been inquiring about for several years and would like to start moving them forward.
 
She will be joined once again by incumbent councillors Lisa Makin, Jibs Abitoye, Brian Kelly and Gordon Harris, as well as Patrick Noyen and Birgit Blizzard.
 
"I congratulate everybody for putting their names forward, and I look forward to working with the two new members," Katchur added. "Serving the citizens of Fort Saskatchewan is an honour, and I know they will be well served by this council."
 
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