Municipal Sustainability - Call to Action to Address the Climate and Energy Challenges Facing Cities
Mayor Iveson will highlight Edmonton's environmental sustainability achievements of the past and present, explaining how they have prepared us for even greater challenges that lie ahead involving climate change and energy. As well, he will explain why Edmonton needs to strive for greater energy efficiency and uptake of renewable energy, and the next steps in this transition.
MAYOR DON IVESON:
City of Edmonton
Don Iveson was elected Edmonton’s 35th mayor in the fall of 2013. As Mayor, he chairs City Council’s Executive and Audit Committees, and sits on the boards of Edmonton Economic Development and the Capital Region Board.
Mayor Iveson envisions Edmonton as a globally competitive city — supporting and nurturing an entrepreneurial culture, as a city-building pioneer — creating attractive options in housing and transportation for residents, and as a municipal government leader — innovating and showing value in public service through effective decision-making with a long-term view to the environment and a healthy, inclusive city.
First elected to City Council in 2007, Iveson served two terms as Councillor for southwest Edmonton. As Councillor, he chaired City Council’s Transportation & Infrastructure, and Utility Committees, and the Capital Region Board’s Regional Transit Committee.
After graduating from the University of Alberta, Iveson headed Canadian University Press in Toronto and then worked in media and government relations before entering political office.
Mayor Iveson is married to Sarah Chan and, together, they have two young children.