Long time Humboldt resident Philip Hinz has put his name on the city council ballot because Humboldt needs good people on council, he said.

Going into the next council term, he wants to see good financial management and control on spending but he also likes what he is seeing with recreational goals the city continues to work on, like the north park plans and the work at Centennial Park and the Uniplex. These facilities are important for young people, he said.

Hinz has been living in Humboldt since the 1970s and enjoys working on his 100-year-old house with his wife. The city is a great place for everyone to live, he said. 

“We have so much potential. We have so many great people here. The people that have lived here for a long time and also the newcomers that have come here. I have friends that have come here from all over the world, and they’re wonderful people, and we need more immigration.”

Having worked with the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool as a grain elevator manager, Doepker Industries and Bourgault Industries, Hinz said he didn’t have much time to volunteer but that changed as soon as he retired. He is serving his second term on the Humboldt Co-op board and has volunteered at his church with music ministries and with the Muenster Flyers.

Hinz loves going for walks around the city so he will have no problem going door-to-door to talk to people about the election, he said.

Becky Zimme, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Battlefords Regional News-Optimist