Outgoing mayor Pat Fiacco says he isn’t concerned with legacy.
“The citizens of Regina will determine my legacy,” said Fiacco. “I don’t think you can go into this position to leave a legacy, I think you go into it to make a difference.”
In his twelve years in office Fiacco has overseen Regina’s transformation into a modern urban centre.
“When people do reflect on what my accomplishments were I think the most important one would be that we are a better city today than we were in 2000.”
In this department Fiacco seemed confident his record would stand the test of time.
“When I became mayor we were living in a time where a lot of our young people were going to leave when they graduated university,” said Fiacco. “That has changed tremendously, a lot of our young people have come back to start their families here.”
One of the most successful initiatives Fiacco implemented was the ‘I love Regina’ campaign, which is credited with reinvigorating people’s commitment to improve the city.
“After that people started thinking about the fact that we do live in a wonderful community and there is a lot to be proud of,” said Fiacco.
After leaving office Fiacco says he will be keeping busy. He just opened an Italian restaurant, Fortuna, and says he is going to remain committed to his work with Olympic boxing.
But the mayor also has more plans.
“There are other things, but I will be waiting until after the election to let people know what those plans are,” said Fiacco.