Ed Russell

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Councillor; Security Systems Integrator

* Owner/operator at Russell Protective Services 1993 to present

* Counillor, Town of Canmore 2007 to May 2012; 2013 to present

* Bylaw Enforcement Officer, Town of Banff

* Motor Transport Officer, Alberta Transportation

* Conservation Education Officer, Alberta Fish and Wildlife

* Park Ranger, Alberta Recreation and Parks

* Royal Canadian Legion – executive board

* Knights of Columbus – executive board

* Canmore Community Daycare – executive board

* Canmore Canada Day Committee

* Canmore Folk Festival

* Canmore Highland Games

* Bow Valley Regional Housing – board member, past chair

* Bow Valley Waste Management Commission – board member

* Canmore Community Housing Corporation – Board Member

* Subdivision Development Appeal Board

* Canmore Planning Commission

* Canmore Public Library Board

* Canmore Heliport Commission

* Bow Corridor Environmental Advisory Group

* Community Services Advisory Group

* Calgary Regional Airshed Zone

* Intermunicipal Committee

* Police Committee

54 years

I have always worked in helping professions, with progressing responsibilities,and had an interest in politics. After some campaign failures, I took office as a Councillor in 2007. As I learned the job, I trained, and gained experience, and enjoyed the rewards of the job. Now, I seek a chance to use the skills I have developed to lead a successful Council that will make truly enhance the quality of life in Canmore.

* Experience – 3rd term in office

* Representation – I listen to constituents and take their viewpoints forward

* Courage to take a stand on behalf of residents

Local priorities:

* Secure, affordable housing is a daily worry for anyone who does not own.

* Communication – get the message out so people know what’s going on

* Finances – effective, clear, transparent, budgets that maximize the value of the tax dollar

* Parking – we need effective, realistic solutions to parking.

* Photo radar is not achieving the goal.

Affordability, coupled with a shortage of housing, while managing a dwindling land base in a respectful manner to our ecosystem is our greatest challenge.

* On Facebook at Ed Russell For Mayor

* email at erussell@telus.net

* telephone: 403-688-5296

* stop me anywhere on the street. (I am often found near places that serve coffee.)

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