Thank you for visiting my page. I am pleased to announce that I am running for City Councillor Ward 5 in the upcoming 2013 municipal election.
I have lived in Ward 5 with my wife and two boys for the past seventeen years and I am proud to call (west) Edmonton home. Our city has provided me with the opportunity to get a world class education at the University of Alberta (BA Economics, 1995), grow my career through diverse employment opportunities and raise my children in vibrant neighborhoods with great schools and fantastic recreation programs. Edmonton is changing from a place to come for work to a place to come to live. Living in Edmonton will mean being a part of Edmonton and choosing to live here because you enjoy our great festivals, world class restaurants, vibrant clean and safe downtown core of sports, art and culture; our innovative transportation methods and connected communities. Getting the great job, that will be a given. I see Edmonton becoming a world class city of innovation where communities are well informed, well connected and publicly as well as culturally involved. As President of Laurier Heights Community League, I have had the pleasure to work with countless volunteers who share in a vision to make our neighbourhoods a great place to live. Whether it be raising funds for a new community hall, enhancing the neighbourhood revitalization plan by adding pathways and decorative street lighting to the new sidewalks, curbs and roadways, or ensuring that our parks continue to be a place where children can play safely, I have seen first-hand what can be accomplished when communities and the City work together. I also see areas where I think we can do better. Throughout my professional career I have demonstrated continuous improvement through innovation, collaboration and creative thinking which will bring genuine value to City Council. I am experienced in banking, both lending and financial planning. I have owned a wide range of businesses, from an electrical contracting company specializing in energy efficiency to an international manufacturing company which brought cutting edge European technology to the Canadian market. I am passionate about leading by example and often demonstrate my ”first work smarter then work harder” philosophy. I was raised in a home where working hard was an expectation and going above and beyond was often required, especially when you were looking to achieve exceptionally great things. I see Edmonton as an extraordinarily great city and I want to go above and beyond what has been done in the past, to create a future Edmonton that we are all proud to call home.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. Make sure you check-out what the 5 for 5 campaign is all about, you might just Win one of 5 iPad minis*!!
Cheers and Warm Regards,
*Short Contest Details Can be Found by Clicking Here. Long Contest Details Can be Found Here. *No Purchase Necessary, skill testing question (5x5+5-0=?) required, Ward 5 Adults (18+) only