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Ward 8 News: 2018 - Entering a New Year with a renewed focus

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Happy New Year! I was honored to be re-elected as your Ward 8 Councillor last fall, and to serve the neighbourhoods and residents in Ward 8.
I love Calgary and the neighbourhoods that I live in and represent. I have learned an incredible amount in this role and these last four years on Council have deepened my commitment to the city I grew up in.
With the ward boundary change, we welcome the communities of Altadore, Currie, Garrison Green, Garrison Woods, Lincoln Park, and Rutland Park to Ward 8.
We’re over two month sinto the new term, and we’ve hit the ground running. We’ve wrapped up the budget adjustments for 2018 as part of the 2015-2018 Action Plan. I invite you to read my reflection on the deliberations on my blog.
My priorities for this term build on the collaborative efforts and big wins we achieved last term: securing funding for the green line, ending the sprawl subsidy, reinvestment in our inner-city infrastructure, and supporting tax relief for businesses. To help achieve these goals, I am serving on the following Boards, Commissions and Committees:
-          The Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services
-          The Standing Policy Committee on Transportation and Transit
-          The Audit Committee
-          The Calgary Planning Commission
-          The Calgary Public Library Board
-          The Community Representation Framework Task Force
-          The Emergency Management Committee
-          The Calgary Arts Development Authority
There is still much more to do. The single biggest task I am faced with every day is this: how do we approach, plan for, and respond to the opportunities and challenges of change?
With this in mind, my focus is to:
-          Strengthen our economy
-          Reinvest in our neighbourhoods
-          Connect our neighbourhoods
-          Support thoughtful development
Having the responsibility and honour of serving the communities that I spent all of my childhood growing up in is never lost on me. I want to thank every resident who volunteers with their Community Association, or that submit 311 requests when they see something amiss – you’re all a big part of why our neighbourhoods are some of the best places to live. If you have any questions or thoughts on how we can make your neighbourhood better, reach out to me and my office at 403-268-2431 or
Stay up to date on happenings in your neighbourhood, Ward 8 and across Calgary through this email update and my website. Stay connected daily on Twitter and Facebook.
Evan Woolley

This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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