I have spent my professional life understanding complex urban issues and proposing ways to improve both our ward and our city. My mission has been consistent over time: To identify practical, proven ideas that can be adapted and implemented to make Calgary successful for our collective future. Better transit options in north Calgary, improved pedestrian crossings and innovative financing solutions for recreation facility upgrades are a few of the ways I have fought for our local needs through my volunteer positions.
In addition, I have collaborated with Calgary Economic Development and the City of Calgary to identify ways to repurpose downtown office spaces, including changes to restrictive bylaws that limit our city’s ability to attract and retain diverse businesses. My commitment to working with Calgary’s business community is based on the fundamental belief that employment must be a priority for all levels of government, and City Council must do its part in demonstrating fiscal responsibility while investing in the growth of our people and communities.
At this critical time in our city’s future, members of City Council must be aware of how their decision-making can either hurt or support our plans for economic recovery and stability. Your lives and mine have been impacted by the downturn, so we must work together to chart a new path. As your neighbor in Ward 3, I’ve already been hard at work to tackle many of the issues you have identified at the doors. As your Ward 3 Councillor, I will be ready to continue to take on the challenge of making our lives better and focus on solutions that allow us to move forward into prosperity.