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Trina Jones

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I moved to Legal from Edmonton in 1994, met my husband Mark in 1995 and graduated from MCHS in 1996. In 98 I moved back to the city to further my education and graduated with a diploma in Systems Analysis and Website Design in 2001. Mark and I welcomed our first daughter Sydney in 2002 and our second daughter Adrianna in 2003. Thats when we made the decision to come home. After buying our house in 2004, I started working for the town as an Economic and Community Development Clerk and then moved into a Development Coordinator position with the local company. When the girls were little they got involved in sports and school, so I did too, I started volunteering and started on a number of different committees. I was first elected to Council in 2010 and it’s been my honour to be of service to my community.

QUESTION 1: What motivated you to put your name forward for public service?  

I’ve always cared about the future of Legal and and like anything you care about you have to put in the work. I started with volunteering and wanted to contribute more and Council was the avenue to do that

QUESTION 2: What is your experience with Governance Boards? 

11 years on Council

4 years at the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association as Director Towns east

3 1/2 years at the Beverage Container Management Board

2 years at the Alberta Police Advisory Board which I helped build the governance structure for

2 years at the Roseridge Waste Management Commission

4 years at the Sturgeon Regional Emergency Management Partnership

Plus local boards like…Legal Soccer Club, Legal School Parent Council, Legal Pre-school Association, Fete Au Village, And the Adult Mixed Fastball. I’ve also spent many years on other working groups and non-governance Committees.

QUESTION 3: How familiar are you with the roles and responsibilities of Council? 

I’ve been on Council for 11 years and as Director with the AUMA Board I worked with the Government of Alberta on the most recent update to the roles and responsibilities for all Councils across the Province

QUESTION 4: What are your goals and aspirations for Town of Legal? 

My goal is sustainability and growth. I want to see more business, more services and more families. I think by being a welcoming and inclusive community to attract residents we can keep our businesses viable and our town thriving.

QUESTION 5: What do you envision for the Town of Legal in the next 4 years and how would you achieve that? 

To grow and be sustainable we need smart budgeting, capitalizing on all revenue sources outside of taxation where possible and effective strategic planning. We can accomplish that through a fulsome economic and community development strategy including focused promotion to entrepreneurs, families and industry. Through collaboration with our regional partners and community organizations we can make a space for new development and enhance services for the benefit of all who live here. 

QUESTION 6 - FOR RE-ELECTED CANDIDATES: If you are re-elected on Oct 18, what are the 2 main items you would like the Town and council to undertake in this term?

Two items:

1. Clear, concise and actionable economic development plan

2. Structural overhaul and environmental retrofit of the areas of the arena not already done.