Herperger running for council, wants more focus on promoting city

HUMBOLDT — While some people agonize over their decision to run for city council, for Kelly Herperger it was an obvious choice.

Being the daughter of former mayor Mark Seidel – who is also excited to see her run for council – Herperger spent a lot of time in the council chambers as a child and now is taking the opportunity to put her name on the ballot.

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“I always wanted to try this field, and I thought this would be a good opportunity for me to do it.”

The members of the current city council have been taking it in the right direction, she said, and she wants to help continue to make that happen. 

“We have some great people running [for council] and we've had a great council in the past. [I want to] keep the ball rolling and go forward and just keep promoting Humboldt.”

However, there are other city issues that need to be addressed, she said, including how best to promote the city. There isn’t a centralized place to check for restaurants or events in the city, like Saskatoon or Calgary already has, and Humboldt could use that, she says. There isn’t even a place to get a Humboldt t-shirt, she said.

While Herperger has recently backed away from volunteering, she has loved working with the Futuristic Industries board and the Humboldt Broncos.

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