The mayor for Boissevain-Morton says continuity is key, which is why he'd like to stay on council for another four years. However, rather than running for mayor, David Stead plans to seek a position as a councillor.
After Ed Anderson stepped down as mayor in November 2017, Stead, who has served on council for over 20 years, was chosen to fill his spot.
Councillor Judy Swanson has since announced she plans to run for mayor in the October election.
"All along I've never really had ambition to be mayor or reeve, and I was really appreciative of the fact that council thought I should take over. But in reality, Judy's got more time than me. I'm sure that she'll do a good job, I'll be there to back her up hopefully if I get elected for another four years. And we'll go from there," Stead said.
Stead says there are a number of projects he'd like to see completed before his time on council comes to an end, including the lagoon and EMS assignments.
Additionally, he says the amalgamation of the two communities in 2015 is something that still needs attention, especially once council reduces its number of members to six councillors and a mayor.
"I want to make sure it's fair all around because there's going to be more voters in town than in the country. I've got a business in town but I'm also a farmer at heart, so I want to make sure that the transition finishes smoothly and that everyone gets treated fairly," he said.
Stead says if he is selected as a councillor, the next four years will be his last on council.