Ward 12 - Amarjeet Sohi
Amarjeet Sohi was elected to City Council in 2007, and took on a number of special initiatives in his first term. Amarjeet was the Council sponsor of Safedmonton, a city-wide committee working on community solutions for crime prevention and drug issues. Amarjeet carried this work forward as advisor to the REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities. He also served as a member of the Edmonton Police Commission.
Currently, Amarjeet leads Council’s public transit initiative and represents the City on the Canadian Urban Transit Association board. Amarjeet also has the multiculturalism portfolio, and is working on promoting learning and cooperation among cultural communities. He represents City Council on Racism Free Edmonton, a city-wide committee that has developed an action plan to reduce racism and discrimination in Edmonton. Amarjeet has also taken a leadership role in Council’s new poverty reduction initiative.
Amarjeet is also a delegate to the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, which advocates municipal interests to other orders of government.
In the Community
Amarjeet has a strong background in community advocacy. After a high-profile murder in Mill Woods, he founded the Mill Woods Crime Council, a citizens' group that has successfully worked with police to improve crime prevention and enforcement.
Being a champion for neighbourhoods has always been important to Amarjeet, and he has served on the Southwood Community League, the Meadows Community League Neighbourhood Watch, the TD Baker Parent Advisory Council, and the Mill Woods Canada Day Celebration planning committee. Amarjeet has also been a prominent leader on city and provincial issues, volunteering with Public Interest Alberta, the Centre for International Alternatives, and the Canadian Labour Congress.
Amarjeet works actively with a wide range of communities in southeast Edmonton. He has promoted strong relationships among different cultures through the Police Chief's Indo-Canadian Liaison Committee, the Punjabi Cultural Association, and the Punjabi Arts Association.
From 1998 to 2007, Amarjeet worked with Edmonton Transit. Before that, he worked for the City of Edmonton as an independent contractor. While working at the City, Amarjeet represented DATS drivers on the Amalgamated Transit Union's executive board.
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Councillor Amarjeet Sohi
2nd Floor, City Hall
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7
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