For City Councillor
City of Red Deer
I graduated from L.T.C.H.S. and the University of Calgary. My late husband Dan and I thought Red Deer would be a great place to build our careers and raise a family. It proved to be true. We have three sons, Stephen, Collin and Neil. I have served our city as a trustee for Red Deer Public School (1995-2004) and as a member of Red Deer City Council from 2004-2013. I have volunteered for a number of local organizations, and I am a co-founder of 100+Women Who Care Red Deer.
|Encouraging Opportunities||We need to energize and revitalize our downtown. Our approach cannot remain the same if we expect change. As a community we need to define what we want it to be and then focus on what it takes to bring about change. We need to work together.|
|Economic Development||Throw open the doors and welcome people and businesses to Red Deer. We must reach out, build relationships, and invite innovation. We can help people see possibilities here. We can help make things happen. Let's try something new!|
|A Safe and Caring City||People in our community are struggling. Mental health, alcohol and drug addiction, homelessness, prostitution, drug dealing, and crime take their toll on our citizens and on our community. Caring about and for one another is the only way through.|
|Stand Up for Red Deer||Advocating for the needs of our city is important work. It is critical for our MLAs and MPs to recognise and understand the challenges and opportunities in mid-sized cities. Working with the AUMA and FCM benefits our city.|
|We are on Treaty 6 & Treaty 7 land||As a society we are only beginning to see and understand Canada's history from and Indigenous perspective. Each one of us has a role to play in acknowledging the atrocities & injustice that took place. Healing & reconciliation will make us stronger.|
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