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Editor: People deserve to know what the government and their MLA are doing and to engage in a two-way dialogue.

In last week’s edition of RMO, one constituent felt I was not accessible to him. I have since reached out to the writer, Mr. Remppel, to address his concerns.

As your MLA, I make every effort to meet face to face with Banff-Cochrane constituents and stakeholders, attend community events, and communicate through the local media. I am always open to suggestions on how I can be more accessible.

The grant cheques I have been honoured to deliver have gone towards community-driven initiatives that are led primarily by dedicated, selfless volunteers who help enrich our socio-cultural fabric.

I’ll be the first to acknowledge the heavy lifting that makes great things happen in the community isn’t done by me or the government. Far from it.

The credit for that goes directly to the volunteers and staff who do the actual work, and the donors who provide matching funds for these grants. Without their hard work and generosity, none of this would be possible, and for that I thank them wholeheartedly.

I am grateful for the opportunity to stand alongside them when it’s time to celebrate what they have accomplished with the financial assistance of the provincial government. I am also proud our government makes it a fiscal priority to support those who do such important work in the community.

As always, I welcome you to share your thoughts and priorities with me and I look forward to hearing from you.

Cam Westhead, MLA

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