"Thank you, Lisa.
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for taking time from your busy schedules to come out and listen to the 2017 State of the City Address. I appreciate the Chamber of Commerce once again providing this opportunity to give an update on the progress our community is making, from a Council perspective.
We all spent a lot of time last year discussing the ups and downs of the energy sector because what happens with our industrial partners can have a significant impact on your businesses, our residents, and our community.
In my role as mayor, this topic of conversation goes well beyond our borders, so I spend a significant amount of time interacting with representatives from throughout Alberta. What I know from these conversations is that many municipalities envy Fort Saskatchewan because we are in such close proximity to industry...."