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Executive Assistant, Tomi Neilson

Meeting Requests/General Inquiries/Birthday & Anniversary Certificates

Tomi Neilson is responsible for electronic scheduling, all City administration coordination and general inquiries. To request a special birthday/business anniversary certificate, a meeting or phone call with Councillor Sutherland, please email your request to executive assistant, Tomi at: or call her at (403) 268-2430.




Communications and Research Analyst, Christine Louie


Christine Louie is responsible for managing information on Councillor Ward Sutherland's social media accounts, e-newsletter and website. If you would like an event to be promoted by Councillor Sutherland, please contact communications and research analyst Christine Louie at: or call her at (403) 268-2430. 




Community Liaison, Ralph Smith

Community Relations/Constituent Inquiries

Ralph Smith is responsible for resident resolution and development follow-up. If you are dissatisfied with the action taken by 311, contact Ralph at with the Service Request number and a brief summary or call him at (403) 268-2430. Please note that The City of Calgary protocol requests that before a councillor becomes involved in a service request, the citizen must first go through 311. 311 effectively records requests and serves as a permanent record for the city. If you are unsatisfied with the response provided to you by 311, Ralph will be happy to follow-up and investigate. 



Ward 1 Mascot, Brut Louie-Wilks

Community Events

Invite Brut Louie-Wilks, the Ward 1 Mascot, for your next event! Be advised that due to Brut’s busy  schedule, we require a minimum of three weeks between the receipt of the invitation and the date of the event.  To book Brut for your next community event, email:   




If you would like to contact Councillor Ward Sutherland, please fill out the information form below.


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