Jyoti Gondek has called Ward 3 home for 20 years. In that time, she has served the community for five years as a board member of the Northern Hills Community Association (NHCA), and most recently for two years as a director with Vivo for Healthier Generations.
Professionally, Jyoti is an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business, and was previously the Director of the Westman Centre for Real Estate Studies. She also worked with Credit Union Central Alberta and Greyhound Canada before launching her own consulting business (Tick Consulting) in 2002. Jyoti’s MA in Organizational Sociology and PhD in Urban Sociology have allowed her to provide strategic research support to clients who want to create healthy business environments and practice great city-building.
Jyoti has made presentations to a number of professional and volunteer organizations over the years, largely based on her firm belief that successful cities are built by focusing on the needs of citizens. She is currently a director on the boards of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Alberta and Design Talks (d.talks), and also serves as an advisor on the National Executive Forum on Public Property (NEFPP). Previously, Jyoti served as a citizen representative for the City of Calgary’s Planning Commission for four years, and also sat on the Calgary Economic Development Real Estate Committee.
Jyoti has been recognized for her contributions to community through the 2016 Canadian Sociological Association Angus Reid Applied Sociology Award, as well as the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and 2010 Alberta Graduate Citizenship Award.
Jyoti leads a busy and happy life with her daughter, husband, and mum in Panorama Hills.