South Bruce Peninsula Mayor Janice Jackson is the first mayor in Bruce County to officially file her nomination papers for October's municipal election.
Jackson filed the afternoon of May 1st when nominations opened.
She tells Bayshore Broadcasting News her first 4-year term as mayor has been a great ride.
Jackson says it certainly had its challenges but she's proud of what council has accomplished on behalf of the municipality.
She says they've started a lot of projects to move the town forward and she wants to see them completed.
Jackson also wants to explore the possibility of an aquatic/wellness centre for the municipality.
She says in the past four years, people have really expressed a need for a "four season aquatic centre with wellness facilities" and she thinks it's a goal worth pursuing.
Jackson believes such a facility will not only serve the citizens already in South Bruce Peninsula but will also serve as an attraction to draw other people into the community to live.
She says for instance, doctors looking to locate to a new community are always looking at the amenities that any municipality has to offer and an aquatic centre with wellness facilities would fit that bill.
Elsewhere in Bruce County, anecdotally, the Mayor of Arran Elderslie Paul Eagleson and the Mayor of Kincardine Anne Eadie, had indicated they will run again in 2018 although no nomination papers have been filed.
A check of other municipal websites in Bruce County show no one has filed papers for the mayor's position.
Mayor's positions are available in Saugeen Shores, Kincardine, South Bruce Peninsula; South Bruce, Northern Bruce Peninsula, Huron Kinloss, Brockton and Arran Elderslie.
Nominations for the municipal election close on July 27th.
Municipal election day is October 22nd.