Leadership Matters

The decision before the citizens of St. Albert is truly a leadership question.  At the St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce election forum, I presented the following: Ladies and Gentlemen, I believe that this election is about leadership. The specific issues faced by our community may change from election to election, but in reality,…

Vision Matters

St. Albert Election 2017 is a choice between leadership visions. In this election, St. Albert citizens have been presented with three different visions of the future for our fair city.  Each of us must decide which vision best represents our preferred future. Every vote counts, every voice matters. I have been privileged to work with…

Preserving our Green Spaces

St. Albertans are known for our commitment to create a sustainable environment that will preserve and safeguard the natural beauty of our surroundings. We cherish our trails, trees, river and parks for they enhance our quality of life. During the recent community visioning exercise titled “Cultivating our Future”, over 6,000 St. Albert residents shared over…

Grateful to Live in St. Albert – Organic Recycling

Often, we do not recognize how progressive life is within St. Albert. We simply take for granted the basic services our city provides to keep our community operating efficiently. Over the years, these services have been embedded within our daily routines so it is easy not to give them a second thought. Our houses are…

Election 2017: St. Albert Mayoral & Council Forums

Friends, the information below is related to the two election forums scheduled by the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce. This year, given the number of candidates, there will be two forums, one for Councillor candidates and one for Mayoralty candidates. Many of you have asked for my thoughts on who should be elected. While I…

Regional Public Transit – A Knock on the Door of Opportunity

St. Albert and Edmonton have entered into an agreement to explore the possibility of creating a single operating entity to provide commuter transit services to both communities. To some, this may represent a great opportunity to work collaboratively to the mutual benefit of the citizens of St. Albert and Edmonton, while others will view this…

Countdown to Election Day – October 16, 2017

Over the past 7 years, I have had the honour to be a Councillor of the City of St. Albert. Municipal governance decisions most closely affect the lives of our engaged community. It is the choices that are made at a municipal level that truly define what the life experience of our residents is going…

Grateful to Live in St. Albert – Thank you St. Albert Gazette

“Action is needed on all fronts if we are to meet the needs for affordable housing for needy seniors. We can’t wait any longer to address this growing problem.” The Voice of the Editorial Board, St. Albert Gazette I would like to thank the St. Albert Gazette for stating on August 26, 2017, clearly and…