A Vision for Job Growth and Development in Ward 4
Drawing from her years of experience in the field of land development, Alison sees the potential for development in Ward 4 that will bring industry, jobs, and economic growth to the region. 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.
I'm trained in the valuation and assessment of land and property — but the value of community is priceless. I will promote sustainable development in Ward 4, 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.
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!
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.
When it comes to improving quality of life in our city, we need to make good use of existing resources. There are so many 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.