Five-time Delta councillor Krista Engelland has announced she will run for mayor in the November civic election.
“I’m running because I firmly believe we need a new direction at city hall. I care deeply about Delta, its people, its history and its land use,” Engelland stated in a press release. “As Mayor I intend to ensure Delta residents have a real say in their community.”
She will run with One Delta, a new civic organization.
“People are encouraging me to run because they feel their concerns are not being heard by this mayor and this council. They are frustrated by a lack of transparent processes and accountability, “ Engelland said.
She said her 15 years as a Delta councillor has prepared her for the job as mayor.
“I know what it takes to run a municipality. Delta needs a full time Mayor who will take a lead for Delta residents and work to achieve what is best for their interests first,” she said.
Engelland ran in the 2008 civic election, but lost to current Mayor Lois Jackson by just under 3,000 votes.
She is a life-long resident of Delta and has lived in Ladner, Tsawwassen and North Delta.