Kent Muench has served three terms equaling nine years as a City Councillor in Martensville, and two terms as Mayor. During his time serving the City of Martensville, Muench has seen many changes occur within the community and is proud to have had a role in that growth. Mayor Muench will be seeking re-election this fall to serve his third term as Mayor.
“It comes down to the fact that I really love Martensville and I wouldn’t be seeking re-election if I didn’t still have a passion for it. It has been amazing to see the continued work and focus that our community has had over the years. A big piece of that in my opinion has been the forward progression of the community spirit, which I think has been embodied by the Martensville Community Recreation Project and the work towards the construction of a new recreation facility,” Muench said.
Having lived in Martensville since 2001, Muench has seen first-hand the growth that the community has experienced over the years, with some of it being quite obvious; such as the addition of new neighborhoods, the construction of the overpass and new schools being built, and others being a little more under the radar. “There is an infrastructure deficit across North America that communities face, and because Martensville is a newer City, I think we had a chance to learn from those mistakes and build a funded plan to ensure our roadways are replaced in a predictable and effective manner. It puts future Martensville residents in a better place because we will have a plan for our assets. I look forward to that, as well as expand that plan into other areas such as water and wastewater, sidewalks and things like that. It might not be as noticeable of a project, but I am really proud of the work that has been done.”
When it comes to the future of Martensville, Muench noted that one thing he would like to see move forward is expanding health care in the area, as well as continued work within Kinsmen Park. “We have seen many improvements over the past number of years with the addition of the skatepark, more pathways, lighting and connectivity. It is a showcase of the community and a sense of pride for Martensville.”
Muench, who is a member of the Regional Oversight Committee for the Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth Regional Plan (P4G), believes that regional partnership is a huge part of Martensville’s future when it comes to opportunity for investment. “For as long as I have been here, people have talked about paving Main Street and that is one of those projects that was completed and was possible through regional partnership. We also have our water/wastewater project that we are working on with Saskatoon. Those are all really important things that happen by working together as a region.”
“I would be really honoured to continue to work in this role and to keep building relationships and listening to our community so that we can really work to ensure that all of our voices are heard and the decision making process is in the best interest of the community. I really believe in a collaborative leadership style and look forward to the opportunity to be given four more years to work for the City of Martensville,” Muench stated.