Elliot says 28 years is enough

Wetaskiwin mayor Bill Elliot won’t seek re-election

City of Wetaskiwin mayor Bill Elliot announced Apr. 20 he will not seek re-election.

City of Wetaskiwin mayor Bill Elliot announced Apr. 20 he will not seek re-election.

After 28 years as councilor or mayor, the City of Wetaskiwin’s Bill Elliot announced Apr. 20 he will not seek re-election this fall.

Speaking to the Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce luncheon as part of his State of the City address, Elliot bluntly noted he’s not running in the next municipal election.

Elliot didn’t dwell too much on the bombshell. “I have many great memories and it would take too long to relate so many great memories,” he said to the crowd.

Elliot stated he has lots of things planned to take up his time, including spending more time with family, working as a volunteer, working with First Nations and traveling to China next fall with the chamber of commerce group.

Any advice for the next mayor of the City of Wetaskiwin? “Do what you’re going to do for the right reasons,” added Elliot.