Tuesday marks five years as Regina mayor for Michael Fougere.
Reflecting on the anniversary, Fougere told the 980 CJME Morning Show he loves his job.
“It is exactly what I thought it was going to be — a lot of fun and a great chance to build our city and move things forward, so it’s been a huge opportunity,” he explained.
Fougere said what he’s doing now is a lot different than his days sitting in a councilor chair. He said it’s like baseball.
“You’re watching the pitcher turn to the batter and you say, ‘I can hit that ball,’ but when you get actually at the plate, it’s different — the game is different. The speed is different, the challenges are different.”
He added that Regina’s population has grown both literally and in terms of diversity since he first started back in 2012.
While there are lots of things on his list of highlights, Fougere said building the new Mosaic Stadium tops it. The waste water plant referendum and solving the Regina Civic Employees’ Pension Plan are also some of his biggest accomplishments as mayor.