Lowering taxes, traffic safety, community infrastructure, and seamless school drop-offs and pick-ups are all key issues. Ward focuses on four key values and applies this thinking to all community problems that he works to solve: Accountable Leadership, Common Sense, Lowering Taxes, and being Community Driven.
Accountability and Leadership are two of Ward’s personal “musts” to consistently achieve positive results. Ward’s skills and experience have enabled him to “get into the weeds” of financial reporting, and has resulted in his leadership around the City’s move to zero-base budget reviews; this has resulted in significant savings for the tax payer.
Common sense seems obvious, but it takes a true leader and community advocate to step back and advocate for practical policies that work for Calgary’s modern families. As the father of two girls, a husband, and a son Ward understands the commitments the average Calgarian has to juggle to ensure their families are provided for, safe, and have all the opportunities to succeed.
Ward has been a strong advocate for lowering taxes and unnecessary burdens on all Calgarians. Fiscal prudence starts with the individual and Ward is committed to continuing to be a strong voice for ensuring more of your hard-earned dollars stay in your pocket – where they belong.
Crime reduction, increased traffic safety and calmness measures, upgraded infrastructure, access in times of emergency, and advocating for individual communities at the provincial level are all ways Ward has shown he is passionate about representing each community. As a past president of his local community association he has become a skilled advocate for community issues. His commitment to supporting the communities and residents of Ward 1 has never wavered; he has attended 1,046 (and counting) community events and meetings during his first term as Councillor.
Ward’s approach has been successful during his first term as Ward 1 Councillor. His passion, dedication, and hard work have led to several achievements, including:
o Upgraded roads, sidewalks, community buildings, pathways and parks
o Traffic calming measures, improved access, and increased safety on our Ward 1 roads
o Recreational facilities including the Bowness Park splash park, Silver Springs outdoor pool, Shouldice Athletic Park, and the Shane Homes rec centre
Ward 1 residents need a representative that will continue to advocate for their best interests. There are many projects on the go and Ward has the experience, leadership, and results-based attitude to ensure projects are completed and constituents’ voices are heard.