After her first year on City Council, Terrie Porter is excited to continue the work she's been doing.
October 26th marks one year since Porter was elected to Portage la Prairie's City Council. She says throughout her first twelve months, she focused on educating herself about her position.
"I'm the chair of the Transportation Committee and second on the Waterworks committee;" explains Porter. "I'm also the vice chair on the Landfill Board, a member of the Planning District and a City Representative on the Heritage Committee. Looking back, one of the best decisions that was made on council was hiring for two new positions, one in transportation and the other in operations."
She adds that everyone on council, as well as the city staff, have been very passionate about improving life for Portagers. One thing she mentions is that she would like to see more responses on the surveys that the city sends out, as that's one of the best ways to tell the council what you want.
"I enjoy being out in the community, talking to the community, and being an ear for them," notes Porter. "Looking back, I can think of a couple of important things I've attended. The first one was the meeting with the Portage Collegiate Institute. In December, the council had a get-together with the students."
The other event that Porter went on to mention included Development Days, where she met with current and potential developers in the city. Looking ahead toward the rest of her term, Porter is hoping to continue off what she calls a very strong start.
"I think I put my best foot forward and educated myself," says Porter. "I promise to keep making good decisions on behalf of Portage la Prairie. Thank you so much."
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