Meet Andrew Knack

Andrew was born in Edmonton, raised just west in the city of Spruce Grove and has lived in Ward 1 since early 2002. Andrew received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in 2006 and managed a retail business based in the ward until being elected. He is a strong advocate of our community league system and served on both the Meadowlark and Jasper Park Community Leagues. Andrew currently serves as the Council representative on the Accessibility Advisory Committee, City of Edmonton Youth Council and Edmonton Transit System Advisory Board. He is responsible for four Council Initiatives: NextGen, Seniors, Public Engagement and Transportation Innovation. Andrew also sits on the Edmonton Public Library Board of Trustees and the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) Board of Directors as Vice President for Edmonton. Andrew is honoured to have the opportunity to serve the people of Ward 1 and the rest of Edmonton.

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  1. Donald V Higgins on March 19, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Hello Alderman Knack.
    A Psychologist interviewed on CBC Radio recently said that in these stressful pandemic days finding places for safe outdoor activities for individuals & families is essential in maintaining both mental & physical health. He said that Edmonton’s river valley provides more safe and beautiful places than any other city in Alberta, maybe in Canada.

    My family enjoys the Buena Vista dog park. I personally go there almost every day.

    In the past 6 days I have seen many families with their kids and dogs walking all over the park, having fun and getting plenty of exercise. Such a wonderful sight! Given the closure of almost all other Edmonton family friendly facilities they have no where else to go!

    I was shocked to read on the County on the Strathcona website last night that they have closed ALL off-leash parks in Sherwood Park & environs. This is being done to meet the Provincial ban on groups of over 50 people. The ban makes NO mention of the maximum area occupied by the group.

    Since municipalities often practice the “monkey see – monkey do” method of decision making I am afraid that Edmonton City Council may close our beloved park.

    The leadership of our neighbours to the east don’t seem to understand that a public park is not a church basement seating a maximum of 50 people. Area does matter!

    The longest maintained walking trail in Buena Vista off-leash park is 2300 metres. If we meet the 2 metre minimum separation between people specified by the AB Minister of Heath and if all dog walkers stayed in a straight line that trail could accommodate 1150 people.

    Should a well meaning but illogical Alderman in your council propose the closure of our last chance at health & sanity please “stand up for the besieged citizens of our city”. Thank You Sir!

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