I grew up in a trades household and inherited my parents' work ethic. I learned how to wire a house at my Dad's side at age 12! My Mom worked in the home and supplemented her unpaid labour with occasional bookkeeping jobs, and my Dad is a proud Lifetime Member of the IBEW (local 319).
In my early career in real estate and land development, I learned the value of not only land and property, but also, most importantly, the value of community.
My platform is built on a clear, comprehensive vision for job growth and development in Ward 4, while ensuring that any redevelopment opportunities respect the spirit of the communities they serve.
My career in public service has spanned all three levels of government, including:
- the initial municipal planning of the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park and the Horse Hill redevelopment.
- working closely with the Department of National Defence, ensuring sensitive land-use issues at CFB Edmonton were addressed in nearby developments.
- my most recent job as Manager of Disaster Recovery Appeals at the Alberta Emergency Management Agency, overseeing the proper distribution of relief funds to protect the interests of both disaster survivors and Alberta taxpayers.
Civic government has the most impact on people’s day-to-day lives. In my 30 years of commitment to community and public service, I have demonstrated fiscal responsibility in the oversight and management of public funds, whether in property tax assessment, or assisting families and small businesses in recovering from natural disasters.
Having successfully navigated the bureaucracy that operates at all three levels of government, I am able to "hit the ground running" should I be honoured by the residents of Ward 4 with a seat on City Council.
My professional and personal experiences and community involvement are a testament to the power of resilience and continuous growth. There is much in Ward 4 to celebrate, yet continuous improvement requires the engagement of the whole community to reach our common goals.
I am committed to representing constituents' interests on the City stage. I will amplify the successes of our Ward, while ensuring we "drill down" into the core issues underlying the challenges we face, with Purpose, Passion and my commitment to Progress on behalf of my fellow citizens.