Get to Know Who's Running: Jo-Anne Wright (Ward Sspomitapi)
There happens to be a Municipal Election coming up in Edmonton on Monday, October 18, 2021, and I think it's important for locals to get to know the City Council candidates running for their particular ward (as well as their Mayoral candidates, of course). I chose to get more involved in the election this year and so wanted to give each candidate a chance to tell us a little about themselves, their vision, and why you should vote for them. I have sent a 10-question questionnaire to each of the 2021 Edmonton Municipal Election candidates and will post their responses (100% as written) here as they come in. With that said, let's get to know...
"I am passionate about Edmonton and proud to have been born and raised here. My husband and I have called the Meadows Community home for 30 years - and this is where we raised our three children. I was involved with our children's school and sporting activities - participating on parents' advisory councils and coaching and managing community sports teams. More recently, I have been active on the board of The Meadows Community League and as Volunteer Coordinator with University Hospital Foundation's Festival of Trees. I earned my Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations in 2015 and with 30 years in the financial services industry, I bring a unique blend of experience to consider both the fiscal and societal aspects of decisions made by City Council. I want to help lead our community into a bright future that brings more opportunities for individuals and families to make a good life here in Edmonton."