Outgoing Lethbridge City Councillor Bridget Mearns says final meeting is "bittersweet"

By Lara Fominoff @fomsy1 on Twitter
October 12, 2017 - 9:27am

LETHBRIDGE - There was so much more she would like to have seen come to completion, but outgoing Lethbridge City Councillor Bridget Mearns says she's proud of what she has done in her two terms.
One of the things she says she's most proud of, is helping to move away from the term 'alderman' to 'councillor,' so that it recognizes women's role in civic politics. She says working on the tourism strategy to move forward with a focused, unified, organization, along with curbside recycling are also two things she's happy to see going forward.
"But what I am really, really proud about, is what I gave everyday to this job. Always informed, always listening to different perspectives. I believe I made decisions that were good not just for today, but for the long term. And that was always at the core of every decision I made."
Mearns has not ruled out a run again in civic or provincial politics in the future, although at this point she says she first wants to complete a master's degree and then see what opportunities present themselves.
"I'm a public servant at heart. Public service is just who I am, and what I want to be. And what that looks like, I don't know. I just know that in some capacity, I'll need to be giving back to my community."

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