Many thanks for all your heartwarming support in my last campaign in 2012 and for all your encouragement in this one. It is your confidence and suggestions that led to my decision to seek a seat at the Council table in 2016. My goal is to be the very best council representative possible and to always be available to listen to your concerns and act on them. Together, we can do much!
I have been an active Ward 2 community resident and volunteer for the past six years. I have witnessed Regina’s growth and vitality and I’m constantly amazed by the spirit and commitment of its volunteers. I am honored to have been co-president of the Albert Park Community Association, President of the Saskatchewan Cricket Association and Vice President of the Regina Pakistan-Canada Cultural Association. Each of these positions has enhanced my appreciation for our great city and its dedicated citizens.
Kudos to our Mayor and City Council for moving forward on so many positive initiatives from the “Design Regina Plan” that have improved the quality of our lives in Regina. New “green schools” are under construction, infrastructure has been improved and an affordable housing initiative is underway. Clearly, more changes are needed, especially in light of the immigration influx to our city. I want to be a part of those changes as the Ward 2 representative.
During my years of working with residents of Ward 2, I have repeatedly heard a number of issues raised. Ongoing concerns include the need for a community association in Harbour Landing, greater involvement of Aboriginal youth in City activities, a revitalized downtown, city-wide public access to wi-fi, greater citizen participation in decision-making and public transportation improvements. I believe that the best method of community input to these issues is through the election to Council of community-minded and community-engaged volunteers.