After 19 years serving on Blackfalds Town Council, including 10 years as Mayor, Melodie Stol announced during the September 12, 2017 Regular Council Meeting that she will not be seeking re-election this fall.
“Every election cycle gives us an opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments of the past, and our goals for the future. And after much consideration with my family, we have decided the time is right for a new path, and I’ve accepted a full time job. Being mayor for the past ten years, and being on council for the last 19 years total, has been such a tremendous honor. I’ve watched our town grow and mature, and am very proud of all that we have accomplished together. It’s really hard to describe what Blackfalds means to me, and the role I’ve played in its development. I will always love our town.” says Mayor Stol.
“I wish the best to those who are stepping forward as candidates in this election. The hard work never ends, and the challenges that Blackfalds is facing over the next term will need a team of people to work together towards common goals. And I hope people use this election cycle to really research all those who are running and really make the best choice.”
Stol looks forward to spending the fall election cycle watching instead of participating, and wishes all candidates the best in their campaigns.
Current Town Councillor Richard Poole announced his intention to run for Mayor during the same meeting, outlining his intention to continue working with Town staff and Council to develop and execute plans related to the future growth of the Town.
To learn more about the election, visit our Election 2017 page and view the current Candidate Registry to see which candidates have filed their intent to run for council this fall.