On October 18, elect the mayor to lead Strathcona County into the future.
A strategic and proactive community builder, Annie has deep, in-depth knowledge of Strathcona County, its demographics, business community and the diversity of interests. 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.
Divisive politics doesn’t build community, but collaborative leadership does. By bringing diverse voices to the table, we are able to make sound decisions where residents feel they have a stake in how their communities are being run. With Annie McKitrick as Mayor, we have the opportunity to create the community we want for today and tomorrow.
AUMA LOCAL DEMOCRACY PLEDGE
I, Annie McKitrick, seeking to represent Strathcona County, pledge to:
Strathcona County is located on Treaty Six Territory
and the homeland of the Métis Nation of Alberta.
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