Candidate: Natalie Joly

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Running for: St. Albert Council
Years resident in community: 25 years
Neighbourhood: Akinsdale
Age: 36
Current Occupation: Manager NESA, business owner
Email: nataliejolyt8n@gmail.com
Website:  www.nataliejolyforcouncil.com
FaceBook: www.facebook.com/nataliejolyt8n
Twitter: www.twitter.com/NatalieJolyT8N


Q: What was your primary motivation to seek elected office?

I’m running for city council because I have a vision for a city that is still the best place to raise a family when my children are grown, and where they have diverse housing options when they choose to settle. I envision a city where my parents can continue to live well, with or without support, for as long as they decide.
I’m excited about new developments that support both business and housing diversity. I see St. Albert continuing to be one of the safest and most vibrant communities in the country. I want a city council that is committed to effective governance, and lets administration focus on the delivery of city council goals.

Q: What skills and experiences have prepared you for this office?
I was appointed to the St. Albert Community Services Advisory Board in 2014 and am currently serving as vice-chair in this volunteer role. My time on the St. Albert Community Advisory Committee also provided insight into the role of the RCMP and related support services. With almost 18 years of involvement with the local whitewater kayaking community, I am an outdoor enthusiast with a tremendous appreciation for nature and its value within urban centres. My two years living in New Zealand also gave me a unique perspective; I know how well-designed and walkable neighbourhoods support a vibrant community and local economy.

Q: What do you think are the most important issues to the community at large?
Effective and respectful governance.
Maintenance of high service levels.
Accountability and transparency of city and council operations.
Business development.

Q: What specific goals will you work to achieve if elected?
Work with partners to develop policy that supports a welcoming and thriving
business community.
Ensure effective and timely communication to residents for all matters.
Contribute to a respectful council with a focus on governance and regional
leadership.

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