Elect Alison Poste for Edmonton City Council, Ward 4

 

On the doors this past several months, I have heard from Ward 4 residents about the issues that are important to YOU -- from ensuring our tax dollars are spent effectively, to photo radar, to excessive speeding on our neighbourhood streets. Positive growth in Ward 4 is needed now. Ward 4 has the potential to become a major driver of economic growth in our city.

With a background in land development, I was involved in the infrastructure planning of the Horse Hill area, and the initial planning of the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park during my time with the Department of National Defence. As an Emergency Responder during the 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfires, I learned about the passion of our community members as they stepped up to help residents of the area.     

Following 30 years in public service (at all three levels of government) and community involvement, I am pursuing a City Council seat because I believe the municipal government offers the greatest opportunity to positively impact people’s everyday lives.

I invite you to learn more about my position and policies throughout my website, and hope to earn your vote on October 16th. Thank you for your support!

A Vision for Job Growth and Development in Ward 4

Alison served as an advisor to the City during the planning stages of the Horse Hill redevelopment. She represented National Defence interests during the development of the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park.

Developments like these can stimulate investment and job creation in our Ward. But we need the infrastructure in place to support them. Alison will work to ensure these projects proceed with the transportation routes in place to attract business to the region. 

As a former tax assessor I know all about how properties are taxed, and will ensure that property owners tax dollars are spent appropriately. With a lengthy career in land development, I will promote sustainable development in #Ward4, while ensuring that redevelopment opportunities respect the spirit of the community.

 

Support for People in Need and Strengthening Communities

Alison was the Manager of Disaster Recovery, helping individuals and small businesses re-establish following the Southern Alberta floods of 2013. She also served in the Provincial Operations Centre during the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, coordinating transport of personnel and resources into and out of the region. She has witnessed the amazing power of communities coming together to face incredible challenges.

That community spirit is evident throughout Ward 4. At the heart of our neighbourhoods are hard-working families who take pride in their communities. Our community voices need to have more input and consultation in the decisions being made at City Hall that directly affect them.

Ward 4 has carried a significant portion of Edmonton’s affordable housing and poverty-ending initiatives for some time. Alison believes in the good these efforts can accomplish, but will push to make sure they are distributed fairly throughout the City so our Ward isn’t overburdened. 

When it comes to improving quality of life in our city, we don’t have to reinvent the wheel — we just need to make good use of existing resources. There are lots of amazing organizations dedicated to servicing their communities. I will work to connect those groups with people who could benefit from their services as well as people who want to get involved and contribute to their success.

 

Active Commitment to Equality and Fairness

Alison co-organized the Women’s March in Edmonton in January 2017, bringing together organizations and individuals to rally around common causes, including supports to those impacted by domestic violence, issues affecting the indigenous community, and family support systems. The event’s positive momentum continues to this day. For example, as a direct result of a recent March On! event, Edmonton’s WIN House gained 50 new volunteers!

Alison is committed to ensuring that everyone in Ward 4 gets fair representation, from property owners concerned about development affecting their land; to businesses who want to improve Ward 4’s reputation as a great place to live and work; to marginalized, vulnerable individuals who need a hand up to succeed.

I’ve seen first-hand the good that public funds and resources can do when they’re managed and distributed effectively. I have the experience to navigate through the bureaucracy and get results!


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