He was elected a month ago, sworn in just two weeks ago and already Glenn Hagel is getting used to his new surroundings.  Moose Jaw's new Mayor has been a very busy man doing a lot listening, learning and planning for the future.

The former Moose Jaw North MLA notes a lot of similarities between his new gig and former role at the Saskatchewan Legislature.

"You're spending a fair amount of time at the planning level, looking at the big picture and then nurturing working relationships so the time that I spent as the Speaker and as a Cabinet Minister are most directly related to the role that the mayor plays in the city."

Hagel has devoted a lot of his time to maintaining relationships and getting a good understanding of how city services affect lives of Moose Jaw people.