When Drumheller Town Council held their regular meeting on Monday, June 11, Mayor Heather Colberg started things off with a good news story.
"I happened to be driving to Town Hall and I saw Mike and Carol Todor out with their garbage bags and Dave Carter watering all the plants downtown," she began. "Then I go by the arena and there's Corinne and Irv Gerling digging and trimming. I said why are you doing this and they said well Heather, it's our community too."
Coincidentally, her comments preceeded a scheduled presentation on behalf of a citizens committee looking to help attract and retain doctors and other medical professionals in Drumheller. The group was formed as a subcommittee of an economic task force formed last winter at council's request.
"Once the task force was over, that was the end of the town's economic task force, but there's groups that sound like they want to carry on," explained Colbert afterwards. "If it's going to make the town better I say go for it because it doesn't always have to be town directed."
The committee asked for and received a letter of support from the town to apply for an outside grant to help fund their work.
"This is our town and we are responsible for it and it's so nice that so many people want to get involved and make a difference" she continued. "In my heart, I feel that people really feel they're empowered to help and make a difference."

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