Kelvin Plain resigns seat on Cold Lake City Council

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May 10, 2016
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Kelvin Plain resigns seat on Cold Lake City Council

Cold Lake, AB – Councillor Kelvin Plain tendered his resignation prior to today’s regular meeting, notifying the City’s Chief Administrative Officer that he would soon be ineligible to hold his seat. 

The resignation ends Plain’s fourth term as councillor, having been first elected in 2004. The resignation came because of Plain’s plans to move out of the community. Having one’s primary residence in the City of Cold Lake is a requirement for holding a seat on council. A motion to hold a by-election was defeated at tonight’s Regular Council Meeting. Because there are fewer than 18 months until the next mandated municipal election, a by-election is not mandatory in this case. 

Over his four terms, Plain served on the Library Board, Cold Lake and District FCSS Board, Affordable Housing Society, Regional Utilities Commission, Assessment Review Board and the Lakeland Lodge and Housing Society, in addition to representing the community in numerous other capacities. 

As a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers and a Registered Family Mediator with the Alberta Family Mediation Society, Plain is currently employed with Alberta Health Services in the Cold Lake Mental Health Clinic. An active member of the community, Plain first got into politics to make a positive contribution at what he felt was an important point in Cold Lake’s history. 

“This council has seen many accomplishments and Kelvin was no small part of them,” Mayor Craig Copeland said. “He has strong principles and he sticks to them - and that’s why he has held the trust and respect of this community and his colleagues on council from start to finish. It’s been a pleasure to serve Cold Lake alongside Kelvin, and I wish him all the best.”

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016