John Orlikow

John Orlikow

Phone: 204-479-5646
Incumbent Since 2009

John Orlikow

Candidate in the River Heights - Fort Garry Councillor Candidates race.

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Questionnaire Response

John Orlikow - River Heights - Fort Garry

Why did you decide to run in the 2018 (Winnipeg Civic Election / School Board Election)?

I have a lifelong belief in public service. My father and uncle who were devote advocates in our duty to giving back to our community instilled this value in me.

I love the neighbourhood I represent. I grew up here and have chosen to raise my family here. I have worked hard as the councillor for River Heights-Fort Garry to listen to my constituents, to support their grassroots efforts and to give them a voice at city hall. We have accomplished so much as a community – but there is still work to be done. I have chosen to run again to ensure we can maintain this momentum in the years to come.

What experience will you bring to complement your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?

I am honoured that the residents of River Heights-Fort Garry elected me as their councillor. I hope this demonstrates their faith in my abilities. However, I do not take this for granted. I know it is my responsibility to always renew their trust in me to represent them fairly, honestly and in a transparent manner. While serving as the councillor for my ward, I was asked to sit as the Chair for the Property Development, Heritage and Downtown Development Committee. This added responsibility provided another opportunity for my residents to have a say in how our city as a whole is shaped and to champion issues that are of local concern to a wider audience.

Before serving as a city councillor, I started as an entrepreneur and small business owner, managing companies in recycling, education and conflict resolution. During that time, I became a school trustee with the Winnipeg School Division and finished my tenure as board chair.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?

I believe in re-investing in River Heights-Fort Garry to keep our historic community a vibrant, safe and active place for all families.

During my time as a city councillor, I’ve heard directly from my constituents that in my ward that we need to focus on fixing our aging infrastructure, making sure developments fit into the character of our neighbourhood, protecting our trees, and expanding our resources to combat crime and ensure community safety.

Should I be re-elected as city councillor, I will continue to advocate and champion these issues.

What is something that you appreciate about the (City of Winnipeg / the ward / the school ward or school division) you wish to represent?

The people. I have been truly blessed to work with people who are smart and passionate about this city and the communities in which they live. I’ve been proud to work alongside my constituents, many who have brought forward projects such as improving lighting in public places to make our parks and back lanes safer, or determining how to invest in infrastructure to ensure our community grows and prospers. The harder they advocate for our society, the more I am determined to make sure their voices are heard at city hall.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

The last four years at City Hall as city councillor and chair of the Property Development, Heritage and Downtown Development Committee have given me the opportunity to advance projects close to our community’s heart. I have enjoyed representing River Heights-Fort Garry and am proud of how we have moved our community forward together. No one person or idea can solve any problem or issue. But together, as a strong, united community, I feel we have the strength to face any challenge. 

News that mentions John Orlikow

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Parker lands developer taking city to court over alleged ‘delay tactics’

June 18, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...leg of the southwest transit corridor and the CN Railway Rivers main line. Marquess has accused the city — and River Heights-Fort Garry Coun. John Orlikow specifically — of opposing the project. In April, city planners rejected the developer's plans, claiming the proposal contravenes city guidelines...

Pop-Up Parks unveiled downtown

June 17, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...enjoyment of others.” The project was supported generously by City of Winnipeg staff, including Mayor Brian Bowman and Councillors Jenny Gerbasi, John Orlikow and Cindy Gilroy who were on hand for the official unveiling. City has provided grants to offset costs associated with closing the few parking spots...

Committee approves 18-storey Stradbrook Avenue apartment tower

June 15, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Rouge-East Fort Garry), who represents the neighbourhood, was excused from the meeting. On June 12, councillors Cindy Gilroy (Daniel McIntyre) and John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) approved site plans for an 18-storey residential complex with a three and a half level parkade at 221 Stradbrook Ave.,...

City takes next step in proposed expansion of Kenaston

June 14, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Kenaston Boulevard project is expected to take 18 to 24 months and construction, if approved, is expected to last three to four years. Ward Coun. John Orlikow said he’s pleased with how the project has been progressing to date, adding however he recognizes property owners whose homes might be...

Demolition of abandoned Winnipeg military base paves way for urban reserve

June 8, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...The group of chiefs "don't want to sell us the land, and we can't expropriate the land from them, because it's under the federal [government]," says John Orlikow, the area's councillor and chair of the city's planning, property and development committee. "They would like us to lease the land for 99 years....

Fall 2019 date for reopening Portage and Main not set in concrete: city officials

June 6, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...information before I agree to open up Portage and Main, and that’s the information we’re supposed to be getting back from the RFP," said Coun. John Orlikow, chairman of council’s property and development committee. Related Items Click to Expand Articles Portage and Main could be open to pedestrians...

City to seek private land, not Old Ex Grounds for North End police station

June 4, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...process will take about 12 to 18 months longer to complete, while rising land values and construction costs add to its $23-million price tag. Coun. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) said price concerns are one reason the city often explores building on its own land first. “I think the proper process...

Pop-Up Toilets a Pilot Project in Downtown Winnipeg

June 4, 2018

ChrisD - ...evening and on a weekend. Funding for the project is under $100,000 and is being cost-shared by the BIZ, and individual city budgets of councillors John Orlikow, Jenny Gerbasi, and Cindy Gilroy. Advertisements Sports Highlights Comments ...

Parched dogs, joggers to get new water fountains on Wellington Crescent

May 30, 2018

CBC Manitoba - built from scratch near Guelph Street. Both fountains will include foot pedals that will fill a dish or bowl with water for dogs, said Coun. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry). He expects water to be flowing at the fountains this summer. "It's a long trek and it gets pretty hot out there,...

New water fountain for Wellington Crescent

May 14, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - be reimagined and enhanced with a spigot to supply dogs with fresh water. "I think it will be really well received by the neighbourhood," Coun. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) said. • A motion brought forward by Coun. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry) is calling for the Osborne...

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