Ward 11: Linda Johnson

Linda is passionate about her community and ensuring that Calgary continues to be one of the best places to live today, and into the future ‐ she is committed to taking the steps necessary at City Hall to ensure government is responsive, sustainable and financially healthy to achieve this goal.

Linda’s experience is steeped in community involvement from serving on the Braeside community association to being part of her local school parent council. Linda demonstrates her passion for her community every day. As the MLA for Calgary‐Glenmore, Linda spent years working to advocate for Calgarians, helping to build a stronger and vibrant community in Calgary south.

Since 2015, Linda has worked with clients in the areas of affordable and seniors housing, stakeholder engagement and improvements to the Disaster Recovery Program. Her services included providing guidance of financial funding analysis and navigation of political landscape at all three levels of government. Linda currently serves on the board of a local non‐profit and was a member of the Calgary Chamber Human Resources committee.

As a small business owner, Linda knows all too well the need for an organization to operate within its means. From her professional experience, she brings a proven track record in project management.

Linda earned her Bachelor of Commerce from St Mary’s University, and is a member of the Canadian Professional Sales Association, and the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.

Election Platform

With your support, I know that I can make a difference in City Hall as your Councillor. My reputation is strong as a constituency focused public servant – listening and acting on the concerns of those I am accountable to – you, my neighbours in Ward 11.

As a resident of Southwest Calgary for 30 years, I know how much the continued success of our city means to each and every one of us. As a former MLA, I know that building strong and vibrant communities requires partnerships with all levels of government. This experience equips me with the tools and skills to represent you at city council.

As a small business owner, I know the need for balance between project priorities and economic realities. It is critical that we manage our city in a fiscally responsible manner ‐ to live within our means!

Over the past months, I have been meeting and listening to residents of Ward 11. I have heard some specific areas of concern:

* Honest consultation on municipal infrastructure and transportation projects.

* Action on flood mitigation.

* Maintaining the integrity of Ward 11 neighbourhoods and existing quality of life.

* Property tax increases for small and large businesses and homeowners.

As your voice for Ward 11, I will fight for effective policies and efficient process, keeping three key values in mind:

* To hear you through honest, open conversations.

* To live within our economic means with no tax or fee increases.

* Maintain our city services for all Ward 11 neighbours.

Currently residents feel ignored, projects go over budget and impacts are left for us to deal with. I will make sure all citizens are engaged, and that projects are effectively managed and implemented. I am passionate about public service. I have the energy, experience and wisdom to serve residents by bringing your voice to Council. I hope I can count on your support on October 16th!