Lori Thorlakson

Dr. Lori Thorlakson holds the Jean Monnet chair in the Department of Political Science and is the director of the European Union Centre of Excellence at the University of Alberta. Her research interests include party competition and democratic development in the post-communist member states of the European Union. Advertisements

Bev Esslinger

Bev, a married mother of two grown children and grandmother has lived in Ward 2 for more than 18 years. Before being elected to City Council, she served two terms as an Edmonton Public School District Trustee and four years as Chair of the Board. While a Trustee she also served three years as a … More Bev Esslinger

Mayor Lisa Holmes

Lisa Holmes was first elected to Morinville’s Town Council in 2010. She and her husband Thomas moved their family to Morinville in the summer of 2009, looking to recreate the fabulous adventures they had growing up in small rural communities. Being engaged in the community that she lives in has always been important to Lisa … More Mayor Lisa Holmes

Roya Yazdanmehr

Hailing from Yellowknife, N.T. in the Canadian arctic, Roya is a vocalist,  songwriter and Mbira player who graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz and Contemporary from MacEwan University. Some of her earliest musical memories are the sounds of her father’s voice in song, chanting prayers in his native language, Farsi. A religious refugee from Iran, … More Roya Yazdanmehr

Nav Kaur

Nav Kaur was born and raised in Ward 12, and campaigned in 2016 for the city councilor position. The daughter of two immigrants, Nav witnessed the power of hard work and community support from an early age. Her Bachelor’s degrees in International Relations from the University of Calgary and Education from the University of Alberta shaped Nav’s role … More Nav Kaur

Miranda Jimmy

Miranda Jimmy is a passionate Edmontonian and long-time west end resident. She is an active community leader and dedicated to making our city a better place for all residents. Miranda’s professional life has focused on contributing to her community in a variety of ways. Miranda is currently the Program Manager with the Edmonton Heritage Council, … More Miranda Jimmy

Laurie Blakeman

Laurie Blakeman ran for office in the 1997 provincial election for the Alberta Liberal Party. After winning, she maintained the Edmonton-Centre constituency for 18 years, until 2015, when the NDP’s gained a majority government. Ms. Blakeman graduated with a bachelors degree in fine arts in acting and a certificate in public administration from the University … More Laurie Blakeman