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Life As A Rural Municipal Leader

Welcome to 'Municipal Affairs”, I'm your host, Chris Brown.

In today's show, we shine a spotlight on the pivotal role of a councillor in a rural municipality, exploring the unique challenges and triumphs encountered in these environments.

Joining us for this insightful discussion are two esteemed guests: Councillor Robin Kurpjuweit from Cypress County, Alberta, and Councillor Deanna Stang from Sturgeon County, Alberta. With their wealth of experience in rural municipal leadership, Robin and Deanna offer invaluable perspectives on the intricacies of serving as a councillor in a rural setting.

Throughout our conversation, we'll delve into the multifaceted responsibilities of rural municipal leaders, examining the diverse issues they grapple with on a daily basis. From infrastructure development to community engagement, we'll explore the accomplishments and challenges that shape the rural landscape.

Moreover, our guests will share invaluable advice for prospective candidates considering a foray into rural municipal politics. Drawing from their own journeys, Robin and Deanna will offer insights into the skills, mindset, and commitment required to make a meaningful impact as a councillor in rural Canada.

Join us as we embark on a journey through the heart of rural governance, gaining insights from those who are at the forefront of shaping the future of our rural communities.

Please note that this episode was recorded live at the Rural Municipalities of Alberta Conference in Edmonton in March, and is only available in audio format.

So with that, This is Municipal Affairs.



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