Reggie Lang has been an Airdrie resident for 12 years and says he has decided to run for municipal office to be part of the energy and growth that’s occurring in Airdrie.

Lang works for WestJet Airlines as a key account manager in specialty sales and has been with the company for 15 years. He has been on the board of directors for: Tourism Industry Association of Canada, Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance and Meetings Mean Business Canada.

  1. Why are you running for office?

Airdrie is a great, affordable and family oriented community. Airdrie has seen tremendous growth in the 12 years we have lived here, I think we can all agree that we need more facilities and infrastructure to support this growth. I have the drive, knowledge and experience to work with others on a plan to gain the facilities and infrastructure and continue to move the city into the future. We can attract more medium and large businesses to help generate revenue for our city. We need a plan to enhance Airdrie’s downtown core. Let’s work to make it a place where people want to be. I will work to use available funding sources (ie: government grants) to build more facilities to attract festivals and sporting and cultural events, which drives economic growth.

  1. How will you help to make Airdrie a better place to live, work and play?

We are a community, I will listen and consult with Airdrie residents to understand what is important to them. For example, we had a local Grade 6 student, Diwan Deo, take action and gather a petition for a second skate park; that’s great. Let’s find out what else is important to this community. I want to bring these ideas forward and work with Airdrie Economic Development and the Chamber of Commerce teams for future development.

  1. What is the most important issue in this election and how do you plan to address it?

A plan for economic growth and enrichment to enhance the lives of all Airdrie’s residents. A clear plan to continue to support and sustain our growth.

  1. How do you plan to be transparent and accountable to your constituents?

I will do my best to be available for open communication and be at as many local events as time permits. I am open to discuss any matters with residents through email, phone calls and personal meetings. I can be reached through Facebook at facebook.com/ReggieLangAirdire or you can email me at reggie_lang@hotmail.com

  1. Why should residents vote for you?

I want to give back to this great city that I raise my kids in. I’m hard working, I can bring experience, and new perspective from my 20-plus years of working in business. I have a passion, and a vision for how we can elevate Airdrie as a memorable city.