Recently Esterhazy opened nominations for the upcoming municipal elections. Grant Forster, who is the current Mayor of Esterhazy, was acclaimed again for another term.
Mayor Grant Forster is married to his wife Linda (for over 40 years); they are joined by four adult kids and two grandchildren. Grant has been a resident of Esterhazy since 1966 which brings him to 55 years this past September. He has worked for Mosaic for 41 years, currently as an IT Manager.
When asked why he chose to run again for the mayor position, Forster said, “I previously had served on council in the ’90s and early 2000s. I had support at that time to run for mayor but the time wasn’t right. When the chance to run in the byelection in 2018 came up, I was ready to get back into Municipal politics. I’ve always been proud to be from Esterhazy and I felt we needed a new direction as a Town. Now that my short term is over, I want to continue that direction and continue providing leadership to the community.”
Mayor Grant Forster has been very involved in the community over the 55 years which he says gives him “a lot of experience in knowing what we need to continue to grow as a community. I have raised my family here and we are going to retire here so I’ve got a lot of time invested and future time to invest in being mayor. Council has a vision for the community and we need a leader to help pull all that together.”
Over the next four-year term, the mayor mentioned he is looking at two big projects that need to become reality. He said, “Our new Water Treatment Plant and our new hospital. These are critical to our long term stability as a community and we need to continue to work with our senior levels of government to make them happen.”
Grant included that he, “[W]ould also like to see us continue to grow as a town as we look to attract new people and businesses to Town as part of our growth plan. We have a lot of good ideas that the current council has in making this happen and having a focus on these ideas is a key component in achieving this growth.”