Teacher: Permanent Professional Certification, Alberta, taught from 1971 to 2004.
Volunteer, community or committee/board experience:
Bighorn Bow Corridor Environment Committee 1985 to present, charter member
Exshaw: Heart of the Valley, 2005, co-author
Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley, Director
Calgary Regional Airshed Zone, Director, charter member
How long have you lived in the community:
Why are you running for public office:
To insure the long-term sustainability of the communities of Bighorn. We are a community of unique communities - safe, diverse and strong.
Let's resolve to move wisely forward together.
The councillor's obligation is to direct and protect in matters as outlined in the Municipal Government Act.
To foster and maintain an ongoing community wide conversation that first seeks to understand.
What qualities or characteristics would you bring to public office:
Problem Aware: Solution Focused
Thirteen years of Council experience: 11 years as Reeve
What issues are important to you as a candidate:
Long-term Flood Funding to provide much better protection from Alpine Torrent flooding.
Need for a new municipal work shop
Need to rehabilitate our public roads
Land Swap at DMF
To maintain the present service levels and make improvements as needed.
What is the greatest challenge facing elected officials in the community when it comes to planning for the future of the community:
External pressures that affect local issues. We live in a complex and changing world. When pressures evolve from internal needs, we understand them better and act more quickly with greater confidence. When pressures are external, it takes more time to listen and learn.
How can people find out more about you or ask you questions:
Ward 1 has 460 residents. We know each other.
I am available to local meetings, telephone calls, emails, and visits at the kitchen table.
Take a look at my biography on the MD of Bighorn Homepage.