Congratulations, Rod Frank, on being voted Mayor-elect, and to the rest of the Mayoral candidates for a race well run!
My deepest thanks to everyone who has supported us. I am very proud of campaign we have run; it may have been short, but the connections we have made have reaffirmed the message that residents want to be heard and directly involved in the decisions made by Council. Residents are concerned about the spread of urban development into our rural areas; the lack of forward thinking on issues such as sustainability, and ensuring integrated supports are available in our community; and a general lack of transparency.
A few years ago, I proposed that the County needed a community and social planning council; an independent, not-for-profit run by a board made up of residents. The mandate of this council would be to do research, provide information on community issues, and develop policy recommendations to Council, community organizations and other orders of government. If you are interested in continuing to engage with ways to build community in Strathcona County, please contact me through this website.
Many, many thanks to everybody who has delivered brochures, donated to the campaign, offered their insight, and spread the word about our collective vision for Strathcona County. You have all given so generously of your time, energy, and talents, and for that, I am truly grateful.
If you are interested in continuing to engage with others in our community, please contact me at the link below:
A strategic and proactive community builder, Annie has an in-depth and diverse knowledge of Strathcona County residents, the business community, and interests throughout the County. Annie spent most of her professional career working for and with municipal governments. Her studies include a post graduate Diploma in Public Sector Administration, concentrating on municipal government. From 2015–2019, she represented Sherwood Park in the provincial government as MLA.
Strathcona County is a great place for families to live, with a thriving and varied job market, three school boards, a Charter School, many sport and cultural associations, first rate facilities for a wide range of activities, playgrounds and spray parks.
We are fortunate to have two Industrial Zones and a variety of industries that provide economic benefits to the County and its residents. It is important that we work together with our industrial and business tax base to prepare our County for changes in the world’s economy and changing provincial and federal policies.
Annie believes that to be the Liveable Strathcona County we want to be, we need to ensure our programs, services and housing are inclusive and accessible to all. Livable communities ensure that persons with limited income, disabilities or newcomers to Canada, can find appropriate housing and access programs.
Livable communities also make sure the seniors in our community are able to share in this wide range of supports, and are provided with the opportunity to age in place.
A Livable Strathcona County also supports a wide range of employment opportunities, with a focus on localized economic development. Our industry partners, who provide important revenue and employment opportunities to our community, are demonstrating leadership in the shift towards greater sustainability and green initiatives.
Strathcona County needs to look to the future and be part of the worldwide municipal movement to make cities leaders in sustainability.
As a community builder, Annie has led a number of initiatives related to inclusion and accessibility through her career and as a volunteer. She believes that the best leadership in a community is achieved through empowering residents to be involved in their neighbourhoods and associations, and actively engaged in making the decisions that affect their community.
Collaborative leadership builds inspired communities and creates the space for all residents to participate. Bringing a range of voices to the table allows for sound decision-making where residents know they have a stake in how their communities are being run.
Annie is committed to continue working with residents to create the community we want for today and tomorrow.
Strathcona County is located on Treaty Six Territory
and the homeland of the Métis Nation of Alberta.
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