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Alice James sworn in as newest MD councillor

“I don’t know how long it has been since the MD had to have a by-election. You are probably going to feel like you are drinking from the fire hose for a while. We are going to take things one step at a time, so try not to feel overwhelmed by those binders in front of you. One foot in front of the other.”
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Alice James is sworn in as the new councillor for ward 3 in the MD of Bighorn on June 17, 2022.

MD OF BIGHORN – Alice James was sworn in as the new Ward 3 councillor for the Municipal District of Bighorn.

James, who was elected in the by-election by acclamation, the vacant seat that was left open following Coun. Paul Clark resigning for family reasons. James was sworn in Friday (June 17) at a special council meeting.

“I don’t know how long it has been since the MD had to have a by-election,” Reeve Lisa Rosvold said. “You are probably going to feel like you are drinking from the fire hose for a while. We are going to take things one step at a time, so try not to feel overwhelmed by those binders in front of you. One foot in front of the other.”

James was also appointed to several boards and committee seats at the council meeting.

One board she will serve on is the Agricultural Services Environmental Advisory Board, which meets four times per year.

“We have representatives from the government that will speak sometimes on agricultural issues,” Coun. Rick Tuza said. “I am learning a lot.”

James accepted the appointment, saying she was “very interested in serving on this board

James will also serve as an alternate on the Bow River Basin Council and the Streets and Roads Committee.

For the past four-and-a-half years, James has served as a community member on the Community Services Board, which Rosvold has also served on. Rosvold will now step down from the board, with James taking her place.

“I am happy to step down from the board,” Rosvold said. “I will miss it, but I think Alice would be very well suited for it especially given her experience on that board.”

James will also serve on the Heritage Resources Committee, replacing the spot left vacant by Clark.