I am Evan Spencer. And, I would like to be your elected voice on City Council starting October 18, 2021.
My beautiful wife Anna and our two children are my top priorities and the reason I’m running to be your voice on City Council. I want everyone in southeast Calgary — including my own family — to see the potential of their neighbours and neighbourhoods and be proud to call it home.
At heart, I’m a community organizer and advocate — volunteering in my neighbourhood before my house was even finished being built. With a demonstrated track record of creating buy-in and empowering others, it’s become second nature to fight for issues that matter and advocate for compelling people and ideas. I’ve served my neighbours and community well, most recently my Ward and City in the Ward 12 office for Councillor Keating. Going into this role, I knew what was possible at the block and neighbourhood level and quickly learned what is possible at the municipal level.
Prior to and while working as a City Council staffer, experienced local and City leaders asked me a few times to consider running to be your councillor. Then my neighbours piled on with their support. That’s when we decided as a family that I should take on the opportunity and responsibility of running as your Ward 12 Councillor. The community focused work, volunteering and passions I have committed to in my life supports my ability to represent my fellow Ward 12 residents at City Hall.
The first 10 years of my vocational life were spent serving as a pastor and learning to listen and respond to the needs of people with compassion and empathy. My most important takeaway from that experience? Learning that people naturally come together when something bigger than themselves and their own self-interest is the end goal — that life is always better when we are inspired to boldly invest in the people, places, and businesses around us.
I’ve fallen in love with southeast Calgary and been embraced in return. This is why I’m running to be your advocate at City Hall.
I look forward to hearing your views and earning your vote!
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.