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VIDEO INTRO TO GABRIELLE - YOUR O-DAY'MIN CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE!


My name is Gabrielle Battiste & I am working to be your City Councillor for the new O-day'min ward in Edmonton. 

I'm asking for your vote and your support as I meet with each of you to listen to your concerns, wants and needs.

I will work hard to meet with as many individuals and local business owners in my ward as I can, and, if elected I will work harder to keep your trust, respect and faith as I represent your issues.

Our Ward is at the Heart of the City of Edmonton. We work hard, we play hard and we support one another. 

I am deeply invested in what happens right here in O-day'min:

  • I own my home
  • I am a lawyer with my own law firm and consulting company in this community
  • I am a mother to a millennial student attending school at NAIT - in our ward
  • I am now married to the love of my life, but have been a single mom for many years
  • I love my neighbours and care about their wellbeing
  • I walk my dog and my cat around the community & green spaces

I am experienced & qualified to be your Councillor:

  • 25-year lawyer who has worked across all three prairie provinces (MB, SK, AB)
  • Current consultant to city & rural councillors on governance, oversight, transparency, accountability, fiscal responsibility, citizen engagement, policy & bylaws
  • Former Edmonton Police Commission Executive Director who fought for change
  • Former AB Environmental Monitoring (AEMERA) & Alberta Environment & Parks General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer
  • Former AB Oil & Gas & Federal Credit Union banking executive 
  • Current Board Chair of Autism Edmonton
  • Current Capital Region Housing Corporation Board Member
  • Former Elizabeth Fry Board Member & Executive Director
  • Former Community League Vice-President & Member of Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues
  • Not-for-Profit volunteer for organizations where I promote inclusion, best practices & good governance
  • Lived experience with poverty, violence & abuse & mental illness

 


Every person is unique in their struggles and their accomplishments. As I meet each of you, I look forward to listening to you and learning from you - because YOU are what makes O-day'min the Heart of Edmonton and my purpose is to serve you. 

~ Gabrielle

 


We respectfully acknowledge that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway, Saulteaux, Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant communities.


 

 


 


Community of Care

Engaging You in Your Future

  • Increasing community safety
  • Infill with community respect
  • Preserving Green Space
  • Supporting our vulnerable
  • Connected neighbourhood design
  • 15 minute communities
  • Community integrated policing
  • Empowering social service intervention
  • Heritage home preservation
  • Accessible community amenities
  • Actively engaged community associations

PROVIDE YOUR Community of Care Suggestions

  • Active Community Engagement
  • Transparent Decision-Making
  • COVID Recovery
  • Achievable Strategies
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Protecting Heritage Trees
  • Active & Healthy Community Members
  • Family First Focus
  • Environmentally Friendly Focus
  • Supporting our Oil & Gas Sector 

PROVIDE YOUR Engagement Preferences

Supporting Local & Small Business

Value for Taxes

  • Vibrant Downtown - Live, Work, Play
  • Repurposed Office Space
  • Leverage Made-in-Edmonton Solutions
  • Support Technology & Innovation
  • Red Tape Reduction 
  • Enhanced Commercial Rental Opportunities
  • Change the Way We Work

TELL ME IF YOU OWN A LOCAL OR SMALL BUSINESS AND PROVIDE YOUR Supporting Business Feedback

  • Easily Understood Service Levels
  • Better Big Project Oversight
  • Cost Containment
  • Transparent Budgets
  • Better Employee Allocation Across Departments
  • Process Efficiencies
  • Performance Management

PROVIDE YOUR Value for Taxes Feedback!

 

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