Monday, November 15, 2021
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Councillor Jeffrey Coffman will not seek re-election

- Advertisement -

LETHBRIDGE, AB – One name that’s been on Lethbridge’s municipal ballot for the last three elections, won’t be there this fall.

Councillor Jeffrey Coffman is calling it a career after serving four terms and 13 total years. He first served on Council from 1995 to 1998, was re-elected during the 2011 by-election and he’s remained at City Hall ever since.

Coffman says he was never perfect at the role, but he’s proud of the changes he was able to make in order to strengthen the community, especially when it came to restructuring the City Manager position.

“The City Manager really is the most significant person in the community,” he told our radio station. “City Council changed it’s focus, and we ended up hiring not just one, but two incredible individuals, and it’s just been an incredible shift. It’s going to be a huge benefit for the community long-term.”

- Advertisement -   Article continues below ad

That said, new adventures are now calling Coffman away from municipal politics.

“Well, I’m available for window washing and lawn mowing if anybody is looking for somebody,” he joked.

“Right at the moment for me, it’s really about an exploration of aspects of public policy, keeping involved in municipal government somehow. I’ll go back to teaching at the [University of Lethbridge] in the winter term. So, it really is just a bit of a reset; examine options and opportunities and move forward from there.”

Coffman adds that it’s been a tremendous honour to serve Lethbridge with good governance always at the forefront.

Municipal election day is coming up on Oct. 18, 2021.

- Advertisement -
Sam Borsato

I started my radio career in 2015, shortly after graduating from Lethbridge College. I have a very strong passion for local news.

Proudly born in 1994, I grew up most of my life in Sylvan Lake, AB and I’ve lived in the Lethbridge since 2012. I’m a below average golfer on a good day, I take as many hiking trips to Waterton as possible in the summer and I love my two cats, Outlaw and Jynx, and my dog, Maverick, more than most people I know.

I look forward to providing accurate, timely news coverage in southern Alberta for plenty of years to come!

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Lethbridge News

Heavy rainfall in B.C. causes major flooding, triggers landslides, evacuation orders

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Several communities across British Columbia are experiencing more record weather, but this time it's rainfall. Only three months removed from a record...

Alberta reaches $10-a-day child care funding agreement with federal government

EDMONTON, AB - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says affordable child care is now within reach for all Alberta families with a new funding agreement...

Christmas Hope 2021 aiming to help 1600 Lethbridge households

LETHBRIDGE, AB - Half a dozen agencies across Lethbridge are joining forces to make sure the city's less fortunate have everything they need this...

UCP constituency associations force early leadership review

EDMONTON, AB - Premier Jason Kenney will be undergoing a leadership review within the next three months now that 22 of his party's constituency...

Wind WARNING for southwest Alberta

LETHBRIDGE, AB - A wind warning has been issued for southwest Alberta. The warning covers an area concerning Lethbridge, Taber, Milk River, Cardston, Magrath, Waterton,...
- Advertisement -