District of Houston Councillor Dawn Potvin after over four years of service will be stepping down from her position at council by the end of the month.
Potvin’s moving to fort St John for her husband’s work, and says she’ll miss the public service in a town she grew up in.
“I don’t really think I could thank mayor and my fellow council members enough for all the hard work that they’ve done. I’m going to miss it a lot. The main benefit for being on council…is just the people that you meet.”
She’s served on the Economic Development Committee, Downtown Revitalization, has been involved in transportation improvements along the highway as well as chair of Primary Care for Link to Learning.
“A lot of the committees and boards have been appointed in my absence. But there will be a by-election, so I highly encourage people to find out more about it. It’s a very rewarding experience.”
The by-election will be announced in the coming weeks.
With the closure of the Supervalu grocery store, Potvin says she’ll be leaving behind a top issue that needs immediate action.
“The local business and grocers have really stepped it up, which is fantastic to see the support there – but we have to act fast to get a new grocery store in there.”
She was also the organizer for Winterfest, sat on the regional regional district board and Northern Development.