What makes Calgary great? Our people, our diversity, our love of family and our willingness to care for each other. COVID-19 has disrupted life as we knew it. The next 4 years will be spent restoring old and building new connections with our neighbours communities, businesses and the city-at-large. To do this well, we will need to do the work needed to attract people, businesses, public facilities and events to Ward 2. At City Council, I will be the voice of Ward 2 residents and businesses. I will advocate for the amenities we deserve; community centres, arts, recreational and educational facilities, walkable neighbourhoods and commercial areas. Many of these projects will demand cooperation with other levels of government and private enterprise. I know that—and cannot wait to get to work!
I think communities connect when people connect. As your City councillor, I will spend the next four years working with my City colleagues and communities. I can help mediate the inevitable conflicts that arise when ward reps seek common ground. I want to engage with others and find win-win solutions for all stakeholders in our communities. As the Ward 2 councillor, I commit to being there to celebrate your achievements; to being there when you need a voice; to being there when Ward 2 residents need someone to listen.
Connecting Ward 2 to Calgary:
Residents of Ward 2 have a myriad of transportation needs. Some of us drive, some of us bike, some of us walk, some of us take transit—and most of us do it all.
In the 2017 civic election, I advocated for the 14th St overpass being built over Stoney Trail. Today, I support the Greenline, which improves access to city-wide affordable transportation and connectivity. I am also an advocate of bike paths and lanes and I want to work on transportation solutions for those with limited accessibility. Transportation is a key issue in Ward 2 and I want to represent the ward’s interests at City Hall.