2021 ward métis
City Council candidate

Join us in our goal to elect Liz John-West
to Edmonton City Council
for Ward Métis.

2021 ward métis City Council candidate

Join us in our goal to elect Liz John-West
to Edmonton City Council for
Ward Métis.

Liz's Priorities

My Core Values
01

Quality of Life

We all should be connected to our community. Let’s make it a place where our voices and concerns are heard by City Council and every neighbourhood is a great place to work and live.

Liz will make sure that:
- The safety concerns around vacant and derelict housing are being addressed effectively.
- There are good opportunities for home-based businesses and entrepreneurs.
- We create urban green spaces that truly connect residents to the environment.
- Neighbourhood infrastructure, playgrounds and other public spaces are accessible and safe for all.
- Existing Police Community Programs are effective and properly funded.

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02

Financial
Responsibility

The City budget is measured in billions of taxpayer dollars, so transparency matters. Spending processes that balance current needs with future goals, and that are built around complete accountability to residents need to be established.

Liz will assess:
- And ensure that affordable housing is atop priority for City Council.
- How much problem properties and derelict housing impact the budget.
- Whether infrastructure funding for roads, sewage and water is properly allocated.
- How the City has managed the costs of the pandemic and supports for residents and businesses.
- The long-term public transportation plan to address future growth.

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My Core Values
03

Accountability

City Council and Administration must be accountable to residents, full transparency will foster confidence in Council’s decision-making.

Liz will highlight:
- Diversity and equity gaps in all City departments.
- Fair and affordable housing availability across the city.
- The impact of infill development in our neighbourhoods.
- Effective programs for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
- A reporting structure that improves the communication between City Council, Administration and residents.

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values

My Platforms Core values

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Meet liz

why i'm running

“I’ve worked in Edmonton’s social services field for over thirty years and understand the needs of people and communities at a profound level. I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science and have spent my career building community programs, supporting women and children in domestic violence, and I have been a director in two prominent social institutions. I understand community dynamics while having the knowledge and expertise to manage the administrative and financial processes of an organization.

In my current position as a director, I manage numerous programs with a staff of eighty and a budget of over 7 million. I work closely with the provincial government in fiscal management, program development and service delivery. I understand the importance of balancing the needs of the organization and clients with the municipal and provincial stakeholders that provide essential partnerships.

I know what it is to be a proud Edmontonian, having lived in the community for over 30 years and being directly in touch with my neighbourhood. I feel I know what Ward Métis needs. My father was a successful small business owner, first building houses, and then later running a local grocery store. My childhood also led me to become a strong advocate for women, equality and justice, leading me to complete my MA in Indigenous Community Development. I grew up building a community with my family and my neighbours.” - LJW


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More about liz

Liz has extensive community and volunteering work including:
- As a parent in McCauley, she helped raise $1 million to build Little Italy’s Giovanni Caboto Park, and was involved in the popular soccer program.
- Serving on the board of Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues representing 13 community leagues working to build engaging and connected neighbourhoods.
- Most recently sitting on the Alberta Avenue Community League board, co-leading the park naming project which will honour missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

Liz and her husband Geoff have raised three daughters in the McCauley and Alberta Avenue neighbourhoods of Ward Métis. She says her daughters are her best teachers, but also knows that as a Councillor, the people of Ward Métis will become her primary resource to inform her actions and her public service. Liz believes that, “if we stop and listen and pay attention to what our community is saying, we will discover we have opportunities to build bridges of connection and understanding.”

Liz John-West is committed to creating a just and kind community where quality of life exists for all. She looks forward to the opportunity to serve you and to continue the work of making Edmonton a vibrant community.

Friend

Lawrence Brown

Being a neighbor of Liz for over 10 years, I have found that she treats her neighbours just as she would want to be treated. She always goes out of her way during the holiday seasons, and taking care of anything we need when we are away.
co-worker

Alexandra Jordan

"Working with Liz I have came to see her incredible work ethic, organization, and persistence to get things right. I fully believe Liz would be an excellent candidate for the city council."
manager

Michael Harrington

"Liz has a genuine caring character to her. She always puts others concerns before hers, and seeks to ensure that everyone is happy, no matter what she is doing."
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latest articles, And Updates From Liz Platform & Her 2021 Campaign.

Throughout the year of 2021, I will be covering current events, local legislation, and putting forth my voice and core values on what I believe city council should adopt for this years municipal election.

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latest articles, And Updates From Liz Platform & Her 2021 Campaign.

Throughout the year of 2021, I will be covering current events, local legislation, and putting forth my voice and core values on what I believe city council should adopt for this years municipal election.

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