Launch Coverage, September 24, 2020
Thank you to Jim McArdle for the coverage.
Thank you to My Lloydminster Now and The Goat for sharing details of our launch party. (September 25, 2020)
After living in Lloydminster for over 20 years, Lorelee Marin believes now is the best time to find a place on city council. Marin has a financial background spending many years as a mortgage lender and has previously managed budgets and plans with the Regina chapter of the Mortgage Loans Association of Saskatchewan. Currently, she works in mental health and addiction as the lead in prevention and promotion for Project Sunrise.
“I think it’s natural for me, at this stage in my life when my kids are grown and everyone is doing well, to say now is the time to invest in this way into community.” Marin says she doesn’t have a particular issue that has her focus, but is interested in pursuing economic development in the city. “Really promoting shop local and investment into our community; making sure businesses know that if they set up shop here that this is a great community for their employees to live in and that business will be supported.”
She says she would also like to create a better sense of community within Lloydminster and connect people with their neighbours. “We know it reduces crime and that it promotes wellness. In times of disaster like the pandemic, we are better connected and can respond more quickly. One of my dreams would be as a community we’re working together and creating that better connection.”
She’s also spent time working with the city as part of the Lloydminster and Area Drug Strategy and other Lloydminster youth focused initiatives.......
September 28, 2020
"Lorelee Marin and her family have taken pride in investing in the community for over 20 years, now Marin wants to do so through city council. “I think it’s a natural thing for me, at this stage of my life, when my kids are growing, and everyone’s doing well to say, now is my time to invest in this way into the community. And, that’s why I decided to run for city council,” said Marin."
On Thursday outside her home, Marin’s friends and family gathered for her announcement to run for city council. Marin spoke on not having a specific issue but wants to focus on economic development and the recovery from the pandemic.
“It means really promoting the shop local investment into our community, making sure that businesses know that if they set up shop here, that this is a great community for their employees to live in, and that business will be supported.” She adds her learning curve will be steep but she looks to connect with residents to understand the issues.
Marin has a lengthy resume that boasts 10 years in the financial industry managing budgets and creating strategic plans. She spent time as a mortgage lender and served as treasurer and president with the Regina chapter of the Mortgage Loans Association of Saskatchewan.
“I think I can make good decisions and provide good long term strategic planning for the city. So, I spent a lot of time working on strategic plans and strategies that will help organizations to achieve their goals. ”