Councillor Ron Chapman was first elected to Airdrie City council in October 2010 and has
served three terms.
He has lived in Airdrie permanently with his family since 1999 and he says he is not done giving back to the city he loves just yet.
- Why are you running for office?
In the last 11 years, I have seen tremendous growth in our city and I feel I still have more to give to the community that I have called home for the past 43 years.
- How will you help to make Airdrie a better place to live, work and play?
During the next four years, City council will be tasked with the responsibility to maintain, and in some cases, increase service levels within the city of Airdrie while keeping our residential tax rate to minimum increases. I will make sure all budget requests are met with the respect and scrutiny they deserve.
- What is the most important issue in this election and how do you plan to address it?
Community safety is one of my top priorities. I will make sure that future requests for additional RCMP officers, fire fighters and municipal enforcement officers are vetted with the best interests of Airdrie in mind. I will continue to advocate to Alberta Health Services regarding our current response times for EMS units and the need for more units within Airdrie at all times.
- How do you plan to be transparent and accountable to your constituents?
I am proud of the last three terms I have had the honour of serving on Airdrie City council and very proud to have served with our current council and previous councils. We have had to make some very tough decisions, but I am confident to say that they have always been made with the best interests of the citizens of Airdrie in mind. I’m sure the future council will have to make tough decisions as well and I think I can bring experience to the table.
- Why should residents vote for you?
I will make sure to make smart informed decisions with all future budget asks regarding any much-needed capital projects. As our city continues to grow, I am committed to work with the developers and planning department to make sure that roads, parks, pathways and all infrastructure requirements are in place as they are required.