North Westside voters won’t find a familiar name on November’s ballot.
Jim Edgson announced Thursday that he will not seek another term as director with the Regional District of Central Okanagan.
“This has not been a hasty decision or one that was done without considering all that it means to those I serve and serve with, and to those in my personal life,” said Edgson, who was first elected in 2007.
“I have stated in the past that I believe that all politicians have a shelf life, and it is my belief that now is the time to encourage other people to step up to the plate and serve.”
According to Edgson, a number of positive initiatives have occurred in the electoral area.
“It has been my pleasure to work with the constituents, with the boards and staff of the regional district, our MLAs and MPs, the Ministry of Transportation and other ministries,” he said.
“Of the many concerns and things which I ran for, I am very happy to note that the majority of these issues were accomplished, or are in the process of being worked on. I continue to be excited about the improvements on Westside Road and in knowing that there is an improvement plan in place for that road in the future.”
He admits that his time on the RDCO board has changed his opinion about government.
“When I retired from 32 years of service in the Alberta oil industry in 1998, I was not fond of government. Through working with wonderful regional district staff, I can honestly say we have the best local government in the province in the Central Okanagan,” he said.