Tuesday night (December 5) was all about Airdrie in the Alberta Legislature.

It was an opportunity for the City of Airdrie staff to show off everything Airdrie. The mayor, Councillors, not-for-profits, entrepreneurs, local spiritual leaders, foundations, the Airdrie Chamber, the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and Ministers were in attendance.

"It was an opportunity for our community to be front and center with the elected officials in the legislature," stated Airdrie Mayor Peter Brown.

With Airdrie being the fifth-largest municipality in Alberta, it was important for Brown to make sure all the Ministers and MLAs understood what Airdrie is all about.

"Airdrie's growth is significant, we've represented the most amount of growth over the last 10 years. Plus, we're supporting the province's 'Come to Alberta' campaign significantly."

According to Brown, to continue being a great community and continue growing, they will need the help of the provincial government.

"We're not there with our hands held out, we're there to come up with solutions to work together to partner on initiatives. I think at the essence of that we were well received."

While this type of event was the first of its kind, Brown stated we could expect more of them in 2024.

While the conversations centred around Airdrie and its story about what makes it a community, the success of how the 40th Avenue Overpass improved safety and connectivity across the community was discussed and how more large projects like this will do the same.

"I'm so appreciative of MLA Pitt and MLA Guthrie for rallying the troops and making sure our event was supported."

Brown finished off by saying he is excited to see future meetings held and how they will help Airdrie.

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