The public servant; please substitute his/her interchangeably as it is an old version

The Public Servant

The public servant as you know,

Is watched wherever he/she may go;

Though he/she be faithful all day long,

His critics still maintain he’s wrong.

He must be kind and courteous too,

In every job that he may do;

He must not speak an unkind word

Though folks to him may seem absurd.

The public make unfair demands,

But it’s the same in other lands;

They seldom give a word of praise,

And view with scorn a salary raise,

In extra work that he may do,

To help the many, not the few,

For this they seldom care a whit,

But say: “He’s getting paid for it.”

A public servant meets the man,

Who’d try to work some scheme or plan,

To seek his aid to gain renown;

Then be the first to turn him down.

Too often critics make remarks,

That wound their fellow-servant hearts;

Remember this, that great or small,

He’s only human after all.

Too oft we see the type of man

Who’d spoil some noble person’s plan;

But he who makes unfair attacks

True manly courage always lacks;

So would it not be better far

To view conditions as they are;

And weigh his actions one by one,

And judge the man by what he’s done.



Our Deepest Fear

Our Deepest Fear

by Marianne Williamson from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”


Age stats – stats Canada around the region @CRBnow

Interesting data – region – province – Alberta
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Attributes of Mayor and Councillors who I believe we should vote for

Attributes of Mayor and Councillors who I believe we should vote for

1. Transparent (the Mayor is public property)

2. Represents the greatest public good to the greatest number

3. High degree of integrity

4. Highly trustworthy

5. Team builder with all Council colleagues

6. Respected by staff

7. Respected by community

8. Respected by Province

9. Respected by the region

10. Superior work ethic

11. Modern

12. Energetic

13. Active

14. Healthy

15. People interactive

16. Strong

17. Confident

18. Listens

19. A Visionary – willing and able to look 50 years ahead

20. Balanced

21. Social

22. Serves broad audience

23. Comfortable on any stage, in any environment

24. Defends St. Albert

25. Sells St. Albert

26. Conciliatory

27. Decisive

28. Meets and demands commitments

29. Beholden to no one or group

30. Helps St. Albert to the larger stage