A Resident of papastew
“I was born in papastew, spent my first 5 years in Empire Park, and was raised and currently live in Aspen Gardens. My father was raised in Ritchie and my grandparents lived in Parkallen for over 50 years. My family had a thriving business for a half-century in Old Strathcona. I love papastew, and I am proud to call it my home.
For most of the past 30 years I have worked in private business. In all my roles I have navigated the complex municipal, provincial, and federal systems and have seen so many areas of redundancy and duplication that can be improved upon. My budgeting and efficiency experience will keep City expenses reigned in on Capital Projects while still maintaining progress and growth. Efficiency, cost accounting and accountability can be applied to City spending.
At Big Iron Drilling, I created a new business unit that provided potable water to Oil field camps of over 200 persons each. These systems required Project Management that included custom design, pricing, scheduling, manufacturing, installation and commissioning over a short period, on-time, on-budget. If I didn’t meet the parameters, I didn’t get the next project and that’s the real work world we live in.
At TAB, my self-directed portfolio included the City of Edmonton as one of my largest clients. I worked with dozens of City areas streamlining records and information processes. Change is often uncomfortable for employees, and I was able to demonstrate the positive direction my projects were going to take their work. The City of Edmonton continued our partnership because employees became more efficient and happier. I can do this again with City programs, processes and projects by helping the senior management and staff to improve efficiency and morale.
As a mother, I understand the needs of local families, and know that having a strong community to back me has been instrumental to my success. I am passionate about growing our businesses for the future and continuing to give back to the community. I am honoured to run as City Councillor for Edmonton Ward papastew, and am excited to have you on board for this journey.”