Ward 1 Ward Sutherland
Prior to his first term as city councillor, Ward Sutherland held over 25 years of senior leadership and management positions in companies such as Sony, Tim Horton's, McDonald's and Hartco Corporation. He consistently achieved positive results in the management of multi-million dollar financial budgets, and received several awards for excelling in the business sector.
In his various roles, Ward ran several divisions during periods of growth, financial challenges, cultural transition and rebranding. His role required being a change agent and laser focused on operations.
Ward has volunteered in Calgary for over 16 years. As the past president of the Rocky Ridge Royal Oak Community Association, his initiatives included an urban drilling policy, innovative seniors' programs, traffic calming measures and preservation of wetlands and parks. In 2013, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to the community. His dedication to community service has helped him to achieve results as a councillor, including preserving park space, traffic flow solutions, safety improvements at intersections, school safety, and a bylaw change for e-bikes on pathways.
Ward is a member of the following:
- Business Advisory Committee (Chair)
- SPC-Utilities & Corporate Service (Chair)
- Event Centre Assessment Committee (Vice-Chair)
- Green Line Committee
- Calgary Stampede Board
- Alberta Urban Municipality Association (AUMA)
- Planning Urban Development (PUD)
- Foothills Athletic Park Redevelopment Advisory Committee