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Your Voice

Peter’s monthly Counciltalk public engagement sessions have been copied over and over. He has always made it a priority to be at community association meetings in the ward. If he isn’t, there is certainly a representative of his in attendance. Peter sets the standard for how an elected official should keep the lines of communication open with Calgarians. He is your voice on City Council, and he takes that very seriously. Here are just a few of the ways that Peter Demong makes sure your voice is heard:

  1. Calgary’s 311 System

    Peter is always looking for more efficient ways for the City to do business, especially when it comes to Calgary’s 311 system. Through a Notice of Motion, some clever allocation of existing funds, and promoting collaboration Peter is making the City more accountable to you. He is paving the way to real time updates on the progress of citizen requests, and far better service performance through improved efficiency. All of Peter’s work on the 311 process--from request to completion--has paid off. It has resulted in $681,720 in efficiency savings per year, and that is just for the roads department.

  2. Community BBQ with Peter

    Community associations are the base on which strong governments sit. They are typically the voice through which a community speaks. Recognizing this, Peter has made it a priority to engage with and empower these organizations. Not only does he make attending community association meetings a priority, but he has hosted a fundraiser of them for six straight years now. The Ward 14 Communities BBQ has raised tens of thousands of non-tax dollars for Ward 14’s community associations, added hundreds of new members to their ranks, and has given the opportunity for the tens of thousands of attendees a chance to have a chat with their Councilor. Read more about Peter Demong’s BBQ at calgary.ca/ ward14bbq.

  3. Peter Invented Aldertalk, Which Eventually Became Counciltalk

    Politicians can easily get drawn into a ‘bubble’ when they begin to spend time in office. They can lose touch with the people who they ultimately are accountable to. That is why Peter invented Aldertalk, which eventually became Counciltalk. What separates Counciltalk from a classic town-hall meeting--which is now overdone--is that they are unscripted. There is no set agenda, and the topics discussed are completely decided by the attendees. These accessible monthly roundtable discussions allow Peter to keep his finger on the pulse of Ward 14. Counciltalk has been so successful that it has been copied by numerous other Councillors, and even MLAs. Counciltalk is indisputable proof that Peter listens to the people of Ward 14. You can learn more about Counciltalk at calgary.ca/counciltalk.

  4. Read About Peter’s Grade 6 Essay Contest

    Our democratic system is a blessing, but protecting it is also a responsibility. Maintaining a strong municipal government, and a strong democracy requires an informed and engaged population. That is why Peter Demong created his Grade 6 Essay Contest on municipal government. By engaging children at a young age, Peter is inspiring and educating the next generation of informed citizens and thoughtful leaders. It is also interesting to note these kids are very adept at engaging their family afterward, therefore engaging their entire household. Read more about Peter’s Grade 6 Essay Contest.