Long-time Estevan resident Lindsay Clark is a newcomer in the Estevan city council race in the upcoming civic election.
Clark, who grew up in Carlyle, has been an Estevan resident since 1980 and has a good understanding of the region and the challenges it is facing. He felt that being on council he would be able to help the community through the trying times.
The community spirit that Clark witnessed growing through the COVID times pushed him towards joining the municipal election race.
“With COVID I saw the community that I’ve been involved with for a lot of years, I saw this community coming together and trying to work things out. I saw businesses that were maybe struggling, but yet they were working together with competitors. And I thought, ‘There are people that see a future for Estevan.’ And I wanted to be a part of it.”
Clark believes that the previous council has done a great job and was taking the community in the right direction. But as Clark saw some people stepping down he felt that maybe now it was his turn to contribute.
“It was the positives that made me come forward. I do want to run and this community has to work together and has to do things to support each other. At a time when we’ve got a crisis in oil and problems in coal and power (industries), the only thing we can control is what we do together and supporting each other, because there are so many things that are out of our control.”
Clark started his career at SaskTel in Carnduff in 1975. He soon moved to Estevan, which he made his home where he married and raised three sons.
Clark retired from SaskTel in 2006 and then worked as a land agent for Sun Valley Land on several projects including Enbridge’s Line 3 until 2018. He is currently retired.
Clark is known in the community for his involvement with the Estevan minor ball, in which he is an executive. He also coaches minor ball teams and has been involved with baseball events.
Clark’s community involvement and experience with sports boards, along with his professional experience and connection to the region are the assets he has to bring to the council table.
“It’s difficult times, and it’s going to take a council that’s going to have to work through some long-term issues and some short-term (projects) that we can use to benefit the community while we are transitioning or if we are waiting for the economy to get better.”