Megan MacInnis has spent 11 years with the Humboldt and District Community Services and now she wants to make even more of a difference in the community by running for city council.
MacInnis said she has a lot of ideas for the upcoming term, adding that it is a learning opportunity as she is interested in learning how the council works. Especially from a personal side, MacInnis said she likes to stay informed about what is going on in the city and this would be another way to do that.
Even while working full-time with three kids and being active in the community, MacInnis recently worked towards a business certificate through distance learning, so she knows she has the determination to work towards her goals, she said, including a seat at the council table.
Beyond her work life, MacInnis also volunteers in many different places across the city, including the Humboldt Ball Development Board and their continual fundraising for the ball diamonds at Centennial Park, organizing Humboldt Slo-pitch during the summer, coaching her daughter’s minor softball team, and a committee member for the Humboldt KidSport.
With 14 people running for six council seats, MacInnis is happy to see people caring about their community in this way, especially with so many women and young people running for council seats. MacInnis said she hopes this inspires other young people to run in future elections.
With COVID awareness being such a huge thing this year, MacInnis is not comfortable going door to door, and she is sure there are others that feel the same way. She will be using social media to campaign and reach out to people in the community, she said.
Becky Zimmer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist