After serving as Fire Commissioner for the Province of Alberta, Kevan is excited about the opportunity to work with other elected officials and administration on how we can keep the St. Albert the place that it is, as well as making it better for the future!
Kevan, and his wife of 42 years, Carolyn have been residents of Pineview in St. Albert for 14 years. Their three children and their spouses reside in St. Albert and North Edmonton.
With over 40 years of public service with municipal and the provincial governments, Kevan recently completed his career as Provincial Fire Commissioner with Alberta Municipal Affairs.
Now I have the time and opportunity to give back to the community and make use of the experiences I’ve had and the lessons I’ve learned over the years to take a very good city and help make it better!”
Why am I running for the position of Councillor for the City of St. Albert?
I am a long-time observer of municipal governance in Alberta. Previously my work, and potential perceived conflicts as a government employee, have restricted my ability to become locally and directly involved in municipal government.
I have many questions, some concerns, and things that I would like to see improved, but my primary focus is to work on creating a culture of continuous improvement within the City of St. Albert where officials and employees are always asking:
“Is there a way we can do this better?”,
“Is this something that continues to provide value?”,
“Does this reflect the values of the City?” and
“Is the City the most effective provider of this service?”
This process, undertaken transparently with accountability, is one we can use to fine tune the performance of the great City of St. Albert as it moves to the future.