Calgary is one of the fastest growing
cities in Canada and as such, has a higher
demand for funding and other resources from both the provincial and
federal governments. Helene believes it is imperative to build
a positive relationship between all levels of government so that
this can be achieved.
Helene has been a major advocate of this on the
intergovernmental affairs committee in which she has vice chaired
(2006) and has been a member since 2004. Through this committee
Helene assists in the planning of long term growth and development
plans between Calgary and other municipalities as well as ensuring that policies
Ensuring that Calgary's interests are
voiced nationally, she has attended the Federation of Canadian
Municipalities (FCM) conferences for the past three years.
Attendance at the FCM allows for her and other municipal elected
officials to exchange ideas and set common goals and bring these
ideas back to city council and improve our great city.
Supporting local businesses is also extremely
important and that is why Helene is proud to attend various
functions to support businesses and community. Recently she has
attended the ground breaking ceremony for the new WestJet
Headquarter as well as two grand openings for TD Canada Trust
Branches within the Ward 3 areas.
Helene also hosts many community open
houses each year to allow for ward 3 constituents to come out and
see what developments are happening within the community. Open
houses allow for constituents to exercise their democratic rights to
provide the city with their feedback or comment on developments that
affect them. Through this process, Helene
believe that constituents can gain easier access to essential
Good government includes community is exemplified
through Helene's Ward Community Open Houses which are hosted at least
twice a year for both the communities East and West of Deerfoot.
Constituents are encouraged to come out to these open houses to
learn more about projects that are happening within the city and get
to know the various city services offered (For past and future Open
house information, please visit our