Volunteer, community or committee/board experience:
As resident of Exshaw, I have been involved in many community affairs and activities, including the Exshaw Community Association, the Exshaw Community Environment Committee and Treasurer of the Calgary Region Airshed Zone. As a Councillor, I have served on the Subdivision & Development Appeal Board and as Chairman of the Municipal District Bighorn Historic Resource Committee and has served a one-year term as Reeve. Currently I serve the Municipal District of Bighorn on the Municipal Excellence Committee, the Assessment Appeal Board, The Bighorn Corridor Environment Committee, Director Bow Valley Waste Management Commission, and Vice-Chairman Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Alliance.
How long have you lived in the community:
Why are you running for public office:
I am very proud of the work that we have done to make and keep Exshaw and all of Ward 1 affordable for our residents and a welcoming place for young working-class families. The next few years will be very challenging as we try to finish off flood resilience around Exshaw, deal with industrial expansion and recreational/social needs for all the young families moving here. I think our past success and future ones depend heavily on the wisdom and experience that all MD Councillors bring to the table. I look forward to the challenges representing our great community and preserving our way of life as we navigate the next four years.
What qualities or characteristics would you bring to public office:
I bring 15 years of experience as a Councillor
What issues are important to you as a candidate:
Flood resilience around Exshaw, industrial expansion and recreational/social needs.
What is the greatest challenge facing elected officials in the community when it comes to planning for the future of the community:
Getting meetings with the provincial government ministers. Impact of industrial growth.
How can people find out more about you or ask you questions: