Gordon Harris is seeking re-election in the upcoming municipal election.
Harris has lived in Fort Saskatchewan with his family for 25 years and is a current city councillor. He has 40 years of experience in municipal government and management consulting and has an educational background in political science and strategic management.
He decided to run again because he believes continuity and a cohesive council will be key in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
”As the city recovers from the effects of the global pandemic, continuity in council decision-making will be critical to Fort Saskatchewan’s future growth and prosperity. We need to provide an environment where pandemic-ravaged businesses and families can recover and prosper. We need to maintain our commitment to a great quality of life for every resident and business — that is what Fort Saskatchewan is all about."
Harris aims to advocate for new long-range capital and strategic plans for Fort Saskatchewan, maximize city programs, amenities and facilities and maintain a good quality of life for citizens.
A big focus for him is also continuing work on the Edmonton Metropolitan Regional Transit Commission, which was approved earlier this year. Harris is a member of the regional transit board.
His biggest strengths for the councillor position are his experience in council and municipal government, especially managing a situation like the pandemic.
"I'm committed to our community, and I've got the experience, I've got the enthusiasm, and I've got the desire and the time to do a good job."
The municipal election will be held on Oct.18.