Ward 10 - Don Iveson
Don was re-elected in 2010 to represent the new Ward 10, an area around the University of Alberta's South Campus, Southgate and Century Park. He was first elected to represent the former Ward 5 in 2007.
Don is building a more livable city through advocating for the following: improved urban design, safer and budget-conscious transportation choices, and increased investment in crumbling neighbourhood infrastructure. Don also actively works on making central living more attractive and affordable to families with children.
He chairs both Council's Utility Committee and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Mayor Mandel asked Don to take a leading role in environmental initiatives in the fall of 2007. Don is currently working with City staff on the implementation of the recently approved environmental strategic plan, The Way We Green.
He also serves as Council's representative on the Edmonton Public Library Board. Don is actively engaged in the region as Chair of the Regional Transit Committee of the Capital Region Board.
Prior to running for City Council, he was a government relations professional working for undergrads at the University of Alberta. He led negotiations with the City of Edmonton, St. Albert and Strathcona County to implement a universal bus pass for students.
In 2001, Don received a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Political Science from the University of Alberta. During his studies he volunteered and worked for the Gateway, the U of A campus paper. After graduation, he spent two years in Toronto working for Canadian University Press and several years on the board of Canadian University Press Media Services Limited, a for-profit national marketing firm working with campus newspapers. After returning to Edmonton he spent three years as business manager of the Gateway, focusing on entrepreneurial approaches to developing the commercial operations, making it the most financially successful campus paper in the country.
Don stays connected to the University of Alberta by volunteering for the Gateway Alumni Association and serving on President Indira Samaresekera’s advisory panel.
Don was an active member of his community prior to the election. While living downtown from 2003 to 2005, he served as director on the Fifth Street Lofts Condominium Association, and advocated for improving urban design in the warehouse district. He served as vice-president of the Malmo Plains Community League in 2007. He has also volunteered for Canada25, the Alberta Debate and Speech Association and the Alberta Sailing Association.
Don and his wife Sarah Chan have a 3-year-old son and a newborn daughter.
For more information:
Councillor Don Iveson
2nd Floor, City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7
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