Hello, residents of Ward 3. I’m honoured and excited to have been elected as the Ward 3 City Councillor. I’m looking forward to taking my platform from ideas to actions.
My priorities for the next four years are: safe and connected neighbourhoods, property tax fairness, impactful budgeting, improving core services, and climate leadership. I campaigned on these principles and I intend to action them through collaborative work with City of Calgary administration, citizens, and my staff.
I believe that Calgary is in a period of transition. The economic downturn has hit our city hard but there are many bright spots that give me a sense of optimism. Calgary is poised to once again be the economic engine of the country—we just need to shift our focus from a singular industry to a broader approach.
The newly elected Council includes mostly new faces, including mine. I feel that its extremely important to work together with my colleagues on common goals for the greater good of the city. I know we won’t agree on everything all the time, but I am the type of person who can work collaboratively without compromising my values or creating conflict. The Councillors that I’ve met so far seem to share this view so I’m confident that we will accomplish a lot.
During my first two weeks on the job I have been busy learning about City Council processes and procedures, as well as touring key City facilities and meeting City staff. Speaking of staff, I’ve hired a very capable team of three who each have their own strengths and experience that will enable me to achieve my goals. My team and I intend to work closely with all of the residents of Ward 3 and I encourage you to reach out through the website if you have any questions or concerns
My website will be updated with my priorities, bio, and news very soon. I’m eager to speak with and work with residents, community associations, businesses, and organizations of Ward 3. Together, we can make it an even better place to live, work, and play.
Categories: Councillor's Initiatives