Message from the Mayor: Debbie Ewald
Councillors, staff, ladies and gentlemen;
I would like to extend my appreciation to everyone who came to this inauguration meeting.
I would like to congratulate the successful councilors and extend my appreciation to those who ran but were unsuccessful. I hope that they will stay involved in whatever capacity they can in our community.
I would also like to acknowledge the hard working staff, both office and outside workers of the Town. I am looking forward to working with them to bring about many improvements in our community.
The Town of Rainy River, like every community in the North West is faced with many challenges and issues. These were outlined many times during the election campaign, and it was gratifying to see that everyone recognized them as such.
We as a Town Council and Mayor must work together to overcome these challenges. The best interest of the community should be the guiding light for all decisions we make as a council. I know that those who have been elected to lead this community will work diligently and intensely for the benefit of all our citizens.
I would also challenge the citizens of Rainy River to step up and volunteer their time, ideas or whatever to help improve our community. If anyone has ideas or would like to be part of a committee, for example economic development, recreation board, beautification, cemetery to name a few, please approach any of the councilors or myself and offer your services.
If we are all working together, how can we not move forward to improve our community? I know that the next four years will be full of hard work, some disappointments and hopefully many successes. At the end of that time, I hope that Rainy River will be prosperous and successful, a great place to live and work and a leader in our district.