In June of 2019, my wife Susanna and I moved to Airdrie after living in Calgary for 37 years. We were looking for a place to retire and after a very thorough search, we settled on Coopers Crossing in Airdrie. And are we are ever happy we did. Even during covid, our lives have been fulfilled with meeting and making new friends. It is because of the warm welcome that after 30+ years in varying professional and managerial roles in the transportation industry that I decided to give back to this wonderful community and volunteer to be a board member using some of the skills that I had developed in my career.