Ward 9 Great Neighbourhoods Calgary – Gian-Carlo Carra

This is the official website for Gian-Carlo Carra, City Councillor for Ward 9 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

2018 Community Objectives Workshops

Hello, Ward 9 Neighbours!

I believe that great neighbourhoods make a great city and to build great neighbourhoods, community stakeholders must work with their elected official to discuss the direction of their communities. This is why I am very proud to announce that I will be continuing to host the Ward 9 Community Objectives Workshops (lovingly known as COWs) in all Ward 9 neighbourhoods in 2018.

With the ward boundary changes coming out of the 2017 municipal election, and new communities being added to Ward 9, I am committed to hosting COWs in all of our new neighbourhoods, as well as following up in all of the remaining pre-2017 Ward 9 neighbourhoods.

This year we'll be setting out the strategic goals, tactics, and agenda for each Ward 9 community for the next 4 years (2017-2021).

This year we'll be setting out the strategic goals, tactics, and agenda for each Ward 9 community for the next 4 years (2017-2021).

What are the goals of the 2018 COWs?

The goals of the 2018 Community Objectives Workshops are to:

  • Identify the needs and concerns of residents, businesses, community institutions and service providers;
  • Prioritize those needs and concerns and discuss potential solutions;
  • Formulate a strategic plan to resolve and achieve these solutions;
  • Connect that strategic plan with the larger strategic goals of the Ward 9 Office; and
  • Prepare the 2017-2021 Ward 9 Strategic Report for Ward 9 residents that outlines the strategic plan and goals, and how they will be achieved.

These workshops continue to be a huge success and the results will help to direct and guide the work that we do on your behalf.

When is your 2018 COW?

  • January 2018 - Bridgeland-Riverside & Renfrew (completed!)
  •  February 2018 - Inglewood & Ramsay (completed!)
  • March 2018 - Millican-Ogden
  • April 2018 - Manchester & Fairview
  • May 2018 - Southview
  • June 2018 - Albert Park-Radisson Heights
  • September 2018 - Forest Lawn & Forest Heights
  • October 2018 - Penbrooke Meadows, Applewood Park & Red Carpet
  • November 2018 - Dover & Erin Woods

Please sign up for updates at my website – www.gccarra.ca – to receive the “Save The Date” notice my office will send out with specific details about your community’s workshop. We will also include a link for you to RSVP at.

I hope you will join me in building and enhancing our Great Neighbourhoods.

Yours truly, 

Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra

P.S. If you are interested in being kept in the loop about this or any other issue that is important to you in your neighbourhood, I encourage you to sign up for the Ward 9 email list by clicking here.

P.P.S. Have you given any thought of joining and participating in your community association? They are a solid group of neighbourhood volunteers who our office relies on to give us insight into the concerns and issues of the community. It’s been shown that there is a direct correlation between the number of residents who volunteer with their community association and the quality of life of the neighbourhood. Check them out and let’s continue to build our #GreatNeighbourhoods.