Ward 11 - Kerry Diotte
Kerry Diotte was elected to City Council in October 2010 in his first attempt at a Council seat after a 30-year career as an award-winning journalist.
Kerry worked in radio, television and print media for such organizations as CBC-TV, the Ottawa Journal, the Calgary Sun, Alberta Report, Maclean's and the Edmonton Sun.
He has earned a reputation as a fiscal watchdog with a big heart who communicates extensively with constituents, especially through social media.
Kerry has taught journalism and appeared as a panelist or interviewee on numerous television and radio shows including CBC's As it Happens, The National and The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.
While working at the Edmonton Sun, Kerry found his niche as an opinion columnist covering civic issues. His direct writing style, knowledge of issues and flair for helping readers solve their problems made him one of Edmonton's most popular columnists.
The award-winning writer was a long time national director of the Canadian Association of Journalists. He wrote two successful commemorative magazines about our region's deadly 1987 tornado and authored a book about the recent history in Edmonton.
Kerry was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and educated at Ottawa's Carleton University and Algonquin College. He chose Edmonton as his home in 1985.
In his spare time, Kerry enjoys volunteering, travel, writing, golf, scuba diving and photography.
Kerry sits on the following committees and boards for 2012:
- Capital Region Board
- Land Use Committee (Alternate)
- Community Standards and License Appeal Committee
- Council Services Committee
- City of Edmonton Youth Council (Alternate)
- Edmonton Northlands
- Executive Committee
For more information:
Councillor Kerry Diotte
2nd Floor, City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7
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