Judy Sellin is running to be mayor with the promise of listening to citizens.
Sellin comes to the table with plenty of ideas, as well as a political science degree in cultural anthropology.
She spent 50 years in BC advocating for better senior citizen care and authored a nine month study on senior's health care.
"I think that I can bring a lot to Fort Saskatchewan, not only seniors but at every age and just make it a stronger, more viable community."
The third mayoral candidate in the running aims to create a team out of city council.
"Before we can move ahead with anything, we have to have a cohesive city council, they are at rest with each other and working together like the Governance Report indicated recently."
Sellin is worried about the state of downtown Fort Saskatchewan.
"Businesses are leaving and I think that's the mayor's job is to reach out and start to grow our community economically and fiscally."
One of the ways she proposes of giving downtown a boost is with a satellite campus, encouraging students to spend time and shop in downtown Fort Saskatchewan.
After living for 50 years in Kamloops and seeing that city's pool turn a profit, she believes if Fort residents vote for a pool and the project goes ahead, it can be a good thing for the city. She says Kamloops turned theirs into a health and wellness place for residents as well as a go-to centre for tournaments. Doing that here could have positive impacts for other businesses like hotels and restaurants, feeding and housing competitors.
On the water billing issue, she said she would like to see an independent, third party audit of the process to find why some water bills are so high.
"Seniors should have about a 10 per cent discount on their water bill and maybe we can expand that to fixed income families because water is expensive and it's needed."
Sellin wants to be as open and transparent as she can be with residents.
"I have seen a need for people to have a voice and I will have town hall meetings where people can be at liberty so we can take that back to council because we really have to hear the voice of every person that wants us to hear it in this community."
She says she's not afraid to lobby and challenge other levels of government to have more authority to help build Fort Saskatchewan into a better city for all.
Sellin is competing against current mayor Gale Katchur and Arjun Randhawa.
Voters can connect with Judy via Facebook, Twitter or stop by her campaign office downtown.

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