There is no denying that we are in a mental health crisis. As the realities of the economic downturn and the pandemic continue to unfold, mental exhaustion will reveal itself more and more. We cannot sit idly by and watch people suffer and unravel. Building communities of care in our Ward 12 neighbourhoods will be vital to a comprehensive response. Here are three action points that will be important to me as your Councillor:Read more
Calgary, AB, September 27, 2021 — Evan Spencer is running for councillor in Ward 12. Spencer is the non-partisan candidate with cross-partisan popularity — setting him apart from other candidates in the ward. His forward-thinking, inclusive approach to municipal governance is resonating with many. Collaborating with others to champion local initiatives that create a thriving ward and city, for the betterment of all citizens, is what drives Spencer. His bootstrapped campaign is laser-focused on what elected municipal officials can influence through positive advocacy.
Spencer was one of the first municipal candidates in Alberta to sign the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Pledge — a voluntary candidate commitment to support democratic municipal elections by keeping local elections local, maintaining independence and non-partisanship, demonstrating transparency, and engaging in respectful behaviour. To date, Spencer is the only Ward 12 candidate to make this commitment.
These are trying times — economically, emotionally, physically, and mentally. Calgarians simply cannot afford an extended learning curve or discord among a mostly new City Council. Evan Spencer is ready to step into the role of Ward 12 councillor today. His leadership experience, hands-on City of Calgary knowledge, and community perspective make him Ward 12’s best choice for Councillor.Read more
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Evan Spencer was one of the first Calgary municipal candidates to join Danielle Smith on Common Sense Calgary. Evan describes himself as "Keating's closer" in the Ward 12 office, making connections between businesses and residents of Ward 12 to solutions to the issues they are facing. Evan describes the richness of knowledge and experience he has gained as a former city council staffer. Answering questions from Danielle, Evan demonstrates his capability and knowledge and showcases his preparedness for stepping into the role of councillor.
Evan Spencer is invited by Ward 11 candidate Kourtney Branagan to this conversation, hosted by Michelle Robinson of Native Calgarian Podcast. Evan joins the panel with candidates from other wards: Jacob McGregor (Ward 1), Jennifer Wyness (Ward 2), Erin Waite (Ward 7), Leslyn Joseph (Ward 10), and Kourtney Branagan (Ward 11).
In an interesting format, candidates provide questions for each other to answer before answer for themselves.
Nitsíniiyi'taki Michelle, for hosting, and Kourtney, for the invitation.
I TOOK THE PLEDGE!
It is very easy for me to take the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) up on their challenge to all municipal candidates and councillors to take their Pledge and commit my campaign to the following:
- focusing my campaign on issues that municipal elected officials can influence.
- maintaining independence and non-partisanship by rejecting any endorsements which would undermine my accountability to municipal residents (you) or the autonomy of the municipality (Ward 12).
- demonstrating transparency by sharing my vision for the municipality and providing pre-election disclosure of campaign contributions and spending.
- engaging in respectful behaviour by sharing my perspective, while respecting and seeking to understand differences. I am committed to Positivity, Possibility and Policy.
Evan Spencer Is A City Council-Experienced Policy Nerd & Seasoned Community Leader Asking For Your Vote on October 18
Evan Spencer is a passionate policy nerd with demonstrated City Council and Committee experience. He understands the inner workings of council and is adept at gaining the support Ward 12 residents and businesses need. Evan is also a well-known community advocate, a great neighbour, and a committed family man. He lives and plays in Ward 12 as a father to two kids, husband, and volunteer.
Evan understands what the job of being your city councillor actually involves, having worked in Councillor Keating's Ward 12 office throughout the past year. From listening to all people to getting potholes fixed to working with Provincial officials, Evan has the personality, knowledge and hands-on experience to serve as your new councillor from day one!
Evan understands he would be working for you if you elect him as your Ward 12 councillor. Evan is ready to advocate for Ward 12 and help our community residents and businesses thrive.
Evan Believes in Fostering Thriving Neighbourhoods
Ward 12 is remarkable. Deep southeast Calgary has grown to include robust communities; many complete and nearly complete neighbourhoods; retail and recreational opportunities; green spaces; and nearly everything we might need close to home.
With growth comes challenge and opportunity. Evan has identified dozens of practical improvements to benefit Ward 12, and as your councillor will leverage initiatives to foster thriving neighbourhoods for everyone through three pillars of policy – spending smarter, improving livability, and growing jobs and opportunities.
Evan Cares About What You Care About
Learn how Evan will work with City Council to help you live your best life here in Calgary’s amazing deep southeast communities.
Find policy details here. And check back often! Evan is always learning and researching. More details will be added to his platform as he learns more about what you want and need while he's knocking doors and meeting people in Ward 12 communities.
Positivity. Possibility. Policy.