I have spent my professional life understanding complex urban issues and proposing ways to improve both our ward and our city. My mission has been consistent over time: To identify practical, proven ideas that can be adapted and implemented to make Calgary successful for our collective future.
City Council in Calgary operates differently than some other metropolitan areas. The City of Calgary has grown and expanded into a “unicity” model. Rather than having a number of separate municipalities assembled together to form a city, Calgary’s downtown, established neighbourhoods and new communities are all within our municipal boundary.
Calgary is an incredible place to live because we are more than the sum of our parts. We must recognize the contributions that our different residents, communities and business make to our collective success. This means putting an end to the language that divides us and the stereotypes that weaken us.