Darrell Belyk has called our city home for 21 years and been a City of Airdrie councillor for seven years. The long-time health and safety professional says he is running again to see the work he has completed on council through to fruition.
- Why are you running for office?
Over the past seven years, council has pulled the trigger on larger projects in the city and I would like to follow them through to completion.
- How will you help to make Airdrie a better place to live, work and play?
I will continue to listen to the business owners, sports user groups and residents and to ask them how they feel about Airdrie and where they would like to see the city go.
- What is the most important issue in this election and how do you plan to address it?
I don’t believe that one issue is more important than the other when it comes to priorities. I believe in the five issues in my plan and they all have equal importance. This plan involves: getting the economy going again, construction of the 40th Ave partial interchange, planning the south recreational facility, downtown revitalization and the multiuse library facility.
- How do you plan to be transparent and accountable to your constituents?
I think as a City councillor, the residents already hold me to a high level or transparency and accountability.
- Why should residents vote for you?
I come from a proud family that has roots in the community. With nearly a decade of municipal government experience, I know what it takes to find solutions, navigate through complicated issues, and get things done.