Leadership

The City Plan: Building a Vision for Mobility

Edmonton is currently preparing a new City Plan which will replace all of the existing Ways Plans and will represent our provincially required Municipal Development Plan (currently The Way We Grow) and Transportation Master Plan (currently The Way We Move). The new City Plan is on track to be completed by mid-2020 and will be…

Read More

Premier Hopefuls Must Condemn Hatred

During the second week of the provincial campaign, two candidates from the same party stepped down because of racist, homophobic, and Islamophobic comments. Just yesterday there was a story about another candidate for the same party who made homophobic statements. These views should not be given a platform, and therefore I will not reshare these…

Read More

Leadership Over Partisanship

One of my favourite things about municipal politics in Alberta is the lack of partisanship. Of course that doesn’t mean some local elected representatives don’t get involved provincially or federally but no one runs under a party banner when running for City Council. As the provincial election will be called soon, I wanted to share…

Read More

Looking Forward Towards 2019

Now that 2018, and my fifth year on Edmonton’s City Council, is coming to a close, I am thinking towards the future. There are a number of things I am looking forward to in the upcoming year that I want to share with you!   Moving Forward on the Lewis Farms Recreation Centre and Library…

Read More

2018 Highlights

  2018 has been a busy year for Edmonton’s City Council! Coming into the holiday break, I want to share some highlights from the past year. Of course, everyday as a City Councillor is different and in reflecting on the past year I am proud of everything we have accomplished. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays…

Read More

Budget 2019 – Highlights and Conclusion

After months of analyzing, asking questions, and debating, City Council has wrapped up debate on the 2019 – 2022 Operating and Capital Budget. This budget will shape the way Edmonton grows over the next four years. Over 150 Edmontonians came out to speak at the Public Hearing on the budget. We heard about the need…

Read More

Servant Leadership

The term ‘Servant Leadership’ is something I first heard about a few years ago. When she first started, our new City Manager Linda Cochrane discussed the importance of the entire City of Edmonton organization adopting this approach. While examples of the philosophy of servant leadership can be found over the course of history, it appears…

Read More