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Posted: September 23, 2014

Sharon Cross seeking re-election

First-term City of Cranbrook Councillor Sharon Cross is running for re-election this November.

Cross previously worked in economic research, broadcasting and educational administration. Currently, she manages Joseph Cross’s Art Studio.

Coun. Sharon Cross
Coun. Sharon Cross

In the past three years, Cross stated in a media release that she “has helped create a community we want to live in through a strong leadership record” in the many committees she volunteers on.

Cross chairs the city’s Environment & Utilities Committee, and Family & Community Services Committee.

Listening to where there is a need, she takes action representing the broader community and taxpayers’ interests, she said in her release.

Cross said the previous three years have helped her build a proven record as a city councilor, pointing out she has been: “walking the talk; bringing people together; seeing a project through to completion; working on the doctor shortage Task Force; doing a child care needs assessment; and achieving 100% attendance at council.”

A great deal of work remains to be done, Cross said.

“The economic, environmental, social, arts and cultural pillars need to be balanced.  For example, the floods and drought in North America, in areas that we call our ‘food basket’, mean we must prepare now for a more local, secure, safe, and sustainable agricultural sector. The employment potential would boost our local economy,” she said, adding, “Ensuring these needs are balanced with prudent use of tax dollars, and responsible, planned development, are a priority.  A healthy, vibrant community comes through communication, collaboration and creative thinking.”

Cross is the first Cranbrook city councillor to officially state their intention to seek e-election. Mayor Wayne Stetski declared his intention to seek re-election last spring.

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