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Vollmin was ‘strong advocate for his community,' says Mountain View County reeve

Flags at the Mountain View County administration office were lowered to half staff in recognition of the former public servant

MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY - County council has officially recognized former councillor, reeve and community builder Sydney (Syd) Vollmin, who died April 11 at age 94.

Vollmin was first elected to then-named County of Mountain View council in 1971, eventually serving 18 years on council, including as reeve from 1980 to 1989.

During the May 11 council meeting, Mountain View County Reeve Angela Aalbers said Vollmin played a key role in the development of the county during his many years on council and as a longtime community resident.

“During his tenure he saw and participated in many important events, most notable being the Sundre airport official opening in 1985,” said Aalbers. “He worked tirelessly on his political passion for roads, school systems and representation until his retirement in 1989.”

He was recognized for his many volunteer contributions over the years, she said.

“He was a strong advocate for his community,” she said.

Following Aalbers’ comments, a moment of silence was held in Vollmin’s memory. Flags at the county office were also lowered to half staff on Wednesday in recognition of the former public servant.