Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 06:00 am
Town councillor; project consultant
Past employment experience:
Background in tourism, hospitality and special event production within small to medium size businesses
Project Consultant (Present)
Business Administrator, Campbell Icefields Chalet
Lafarge Canada, Exshaw Alberta - New Works Administrator – Special Projects
Alpine Helicopters Ltd, Canmore, Alberta – Office and Operations Manager
Positive People Placement, Canmore, Alberta – Job Placement Coordinator
Peak Events Inc., Canmore, Alberta - Senior Events Coordinator and Production Manager
Num-Ti-Jah Lodge, Bow Lake, Alberta - Lodge Manager's Assistant
Volunteer, community or committee/board experience:
Volunteered 2 years with the Canmore's Vision Keepers
Volunteered 5 years with Canmore's Community Service Advisory Committee (served 2 years as Chair)
Volunteered 5 years with Canmore Folk Festival (2 years as Gate Coordinator)
Volunteered at large with the Bow Valley Food Bank, Operation Christmas Spirit, Mayor's Awards for Volunteer Excellence,
Taste of Banff Festival and Springtime in the Rockies Festival.
Past Member of Mountain Mumbler's (Toastmaster's)
Associate member of the Royal Canada Legion #3, Three Sister's Branch (13 years)
How long have you lived in the community:
Bow Lake, 1999; Canmore, April 2000
Why are you running for public office:
I want to continue to work to make Canmore a great place to work, live and build a life. I want to build a #canmore4every1
What qualities or characteristics would you bring to public office:
I am a results focussed representative and therefore have learned how to play the long game. I know that by continuing to build positive relationships, concentrating on the goal and showing dogged perseverance, much can be achieved.
What issues are important to you as a candidate:
Appropriate housing for seniors, families and our workforce; building social inclusivity; transportation solutions including parking; environmental sustainability including (but not limited to) keeping our designated wild-spaces, wild.
What is the greatest challenge facing elected officials in the community when it comes to planning for the future of the community:
Leading the community into the future understanding that facing the future may include change. The new council will need to be making calculated choices while ensuring that we do not make decisions out of fear. We need to be the master of that change
How can people find out more about you or ask you questions:
Please visit my website at joannamccallum.ca where I will be adding more content as the campaign progresses. You are also welcome to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 403-678-3098 and we can have a phone chat or go for coffee.