Councillor Tina Petrow has lived in Airdrie since 2012 and says that she instantly fell in love with the community. She has been a member of City council since 2017 and says she is running again because she has enjoyed her time representing Airdrie residents and “there is still a lot of work to be done to get us to where we need to be.”
- Why are you running for office?
I am seeking re-election because I love this job. I love this city and the residents that make it so special. It has been a great honour to meet so many of you, listen to your stories, your concerns and your hopes for the future.
- How will you help to make Airdrie a better place to live, work and play?
I will continue working on a robust and complete affordable housing strategy and working with our planning department to ensure that we are creating housing that suits every resident’s lifestyle and budget. I will work with City departments and community partners to ensure we are supporting local businesses to grow and prosper and creating the most attractive community for businesses to come to, with well-designed industrial/commercial areas that integrate well into the community.
- What is the most important issue in this election and how do you plan to address it?
Every resident has different concerns and ideas of what that “one issue” would be. As elected officials, our job is to listen to those concerns and then try to address them in the most responsible way. Top concerns that have been brought forward from you are: better communications, better transportation planning, supporting and growing our local economy, health care in Airdrie, more amenities, enhancing arts and culture opportunities and housing that suits every resident. It will not be an easy task to tackle all of these issues, but if we look at these issues from a proactive and long term, whole community focused lens, it will allow us to achieve more, while keeping our budget in check.
- How do you plan to be transparent and accountable to your constituents?
I have always made sure that I am accessible, approachable and accountable. If you have reached out to me, you will have received a response from me with as much information and detail as possible. I have visited with you, and always made time to sit down and have conversations and respectful debate. Moving forward, I plan to continue using my platform to share information with you and to listen and respond to your concerns and suggestions.
- Why should residents vote for you?
Four years ago, you took a chance and “Invested in Airdrie” with me. Together we have achieved so much, but there is still a long way to go. Throughout the years, I have been a relentless advocate for you. I have listened, been open and honest and dedicated my time to you. My work ethic and attendance records speak for themselves. I work hard, and I work hard for you. I enjoy taking on extra boards, committees and more to ensure that your voice is at every table that it needs to be.