Having vision is important in our leaders. With vision, our leaders can look to address the changing landscape of Calgary with imagination and courage.

 

We can’t count on our City Council to magically turn back the clock to better days. We must look to the future with bold new ideas. Together, we must work toward a Calgary that is more than just remnants of our past.

 

My vision is to make Calgary a magnet for the brightest minds and new investment with a vibrant downtown, thriving arts and culture, and strong support for entrepreneurship.

 

We can be a city that attracts the brightest minds and new investment. Calgary must invest further in a vibrant downtown, thriving arts and culture, and strong support for entrepreneurship. This is how we will recover today and succeed every day forward.

 

The complex approach needed to move Calgary forward requires collaboration between our creative industries, development, agribusiness, technology, finance, green and sustainable industries, and more. This is why our leaders must not lose sight of the vision. Every decision City Council makes has the potential to create the magnet city we deserve – from supporting the Guidebook for Great Communities, to strengthening Calgary’s Mental Health and Addiction Strategy, to reinventing the core of our city with the Greater Downtown Plan.

 

Calgary can be that city. We have the opportunity this coming October to a new City Council  with a vision for the future that embraces change and innovation.  

 

I always ask, what type of city do you want to live in? My vision is for Calgary to become that magnet city – one with a vibrant downtown, thriving arts and culture, and strong support for entrepreneurship.

 

 And at the heart of my vision sits Ward 8.