Calgary aldermen not seeking re-election honoured

Two veteran aldermen were honoured by their colleagues at City Hall on Monday as they prepare to end their long tenures as council members.

Dale Hodges, Gord Lowe honoured by colleagues as they wind down their last terms

Long-serving Calgary aldermen Gord Lowe, left, and Dale Hodges attended their last council meeting on Monday. Both men have decided not to run again in October's civic election. (CBC)

Two veteran aldermen were honoured by their colleagues at City Hall on Monday as they prepare to end their long tenures as council members.

Dale Hodges and Gord Lowe are not running again in next month's civic election.

Dale Hodges is completing a record 10th term as alderman for Ward 1. 

Despite that, he says he's interested in sitting on a city board or committee once he clears out his office next month.

“I won't be required to be down here and I won't have to go to committee meetings and all those sorts of things. But I'll put my name in for a couple of civic boards and committees and we'll see if I get appointed or not,” he said.

After 12 years on council, Lowe said he loves the job but there are some things about it he won't miss.

“I won't miss giving up every Sunday to read 800 to 900 pages of agenda. I won't miss giving up evenings. I won't miss sometimes hearing the same thing over and over and over and over again.”

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