Leading up to Diamond Valley’s 2022 municipal election, each candidate had the opportunity to submit a bio and photo to the Western Wheel, and to speak about election issues that are important to them.
The purpose of these bios is to provide voters with information on each of the candidates seeking office, and the candidate’s bios appear in the Nov. 23 issue of the Western Wheel. The bios are also available at Diamond Valley Election - OkotoksToday.ca.
Other campaign coverage is also available on the site.
The election is on Monday, Nov. 28, and it is unique because two town councils are shrinking, to be replaced by the council for Diamond Valley. Black Diamond and Turner Valley have 14 council seats between them, and that number will be reduced to seven in the new municipality of Diamond Valley.
Two people are running to become mayor, and 11 are running for council for Diamond Valley.
Although the election is in November, the new council will not be sworn in until after the new year, as Diamond Valley officially comes into being on Jan.1, 2023.
Until the new council is sworn in, the elected governments of Turner Valley and Black Diamond will serve as the interim Diamond Valley council.