Saturday’s Municipal Election brought 30 years at the Kimberley Council table to the end of Al Hoglund.
The outgoing City Councillor is thanking residents for their support over the last three decades.
Hoglund was defeated by Don McCormick in Saturday’s Municipal Election in his bid for Kimberley’s mayoral seat.
He says he’s shocked he will not be returning to the council table for the first time since the 1980s.
“I did have 30 good years and I want to thank the people for electing me all those times. I enjoyed serving them,” Hoglund says. “I was disappointed, but I woke up the next day and I’ll continue to do that.”
Hoglund’s best advice for the new council is to tread carefully with the proposed international school in Kimberley.
He worries the project could cause issues with the Matthew Creek Water System if pushed forward too quickly.
Hoglund says he will continue to be involved in the community through local volunteer groups.
– Outgoing Kimberley City Councillor, Al Hoglund