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Markus Chambers - St. Norbert - Seine River
Why did you decide to run in the 2018 (Winnipeg Civic Election / School Board Election)?
I decided to run to ensure the needs of all residents and small business owners are heard at city council. As a 25-year resident of our neighbourhood, I have watched the new ward of St. Norbert-Seine River become one of the fastest-growing communities in the city. As a new, diverse and growing community, St. Norbert-Seine River deserves and needs a responsive, dedicated and hard-working councillor that will effectively assert and protect the ward’s interests at city council. I am passionate about our
community of St. Norbert-Seine River and will be a strong voice for the community as city councillor. Being on the door-step or meeting residents throughout the neighbourhood, has reconfirmed the decision I have made to run. This process has been a rewarding and learning experience that has further prepared me to effectively be the voice of residents in my ward.
What experience will you bring to complement your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?
I have 29 years of experience working with government agencies and officials at all levels of government and through a variety of administrations. For the past 20 years, I have volunteered on several boards, including the Henteleff Park Foundation, and coached hockey and soccer for 15 years at Dakota Community Centre. These experiences allowed me to develop a strong bond with residents and a deep appreciation of their needs. I also possess strong policy development skills, exceptional leadership skills, and negotiation, organizational and communication skills. I have an innate ability to build relationships with people of all ages and backgrounds, which is critical to be an effective councillor. Of the skills I possess, my listening skills with an open mind will greatly compliment my role as a city councillor. My intent is listen, learn and provide common a sense approach and not political approach to the every day situations that impacts families.
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?
The number one priority identified through campaigning is roads and infrastructure, which includes road renewal and repairs, timely and effective snow clearing of streets, sidewalks and lanes, and speed zones on community streets. Residents have stated that snow-filled walking paths are a threat to school age children’s safety and result in isolation for our seniors. Lanes that are blocked due to snow accumulation have led to serious accidents occurring in our community that were avoidable. Similarly, the city has identified roadway construction and maintenance as a number one priority and invested $116 million
in 2018 to fixing our roads. I want to stand on the issues that residents have identified and are important to the community and not just to me.
What is something that you appreciate about the (City of Winnipeg / the ward / the school ward or school division) you wish to represent?
It’s a very welcoming community with a healthy mix of new families, established community residents, vibrant seniors and the emergence of several new small businesses and services. As the community continues to grow, I have witnessed River Park South’s ability to accept and celebrate diversity and inclusion. Programming at the local community club includes a wide variety of sports and activities for many interests as well as age and accessibility needs. These are signs we’re moving in the right direction to allow the next generation to respect and invest in their community and feel a sense of belonging and inclusion.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
I have travelled to over 45 countries throughout the world and become acquainted with a variety of people, places, and cultures. I have found that at the core of any culture is a sense of community, belonging and respectful interactions. As Winnipeggers, we should be proud of the diverse communities we have built. Internationally, I can attest that Canada is a popular brand, and I personally have been proud to promote this great city and will be prouder still to serve as city councillor to assert and protect our community’s best interests.
News that mentions Markus Chambers
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October 9, 2018
Winnipeg Free Press - ...54-year-old River Park South resident, who has two sons with his wife, Judith, is the manager of a provincial nominee/employer engagement program. Markus Chambers believes it’s time to take the next step in serving his community. Markus Chambers believes it’s time to take the next step in serving his...
Les candidats dans Saint-Norbert-Rivière-Seine veulent un meilleur service d’autobus | Élections municipales 2018 – Manitoba
October 2, 2018
Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...10 minutes en voiture ne devrait pas prendre plus d'une heure en autobus », ajoute Chris Davis, lui-même résident de Saint-Norbert. Le candidat Markus Chambers dit que plusieurs personnes prendraient l’autobus si le service était meilleur. « Les bus sont trop petits. Donc, si vous partez du...
October 2, 2018
CBC Manitoba - ...bus," Davis said, who lives in St. Norbert. Low confidence in Winnipeg Transit While suburbs have a reputation for being car-dependent, candidate Markus Chambers said there is pent-up demand for more transit among many business types who would take the bus if it were more convenient. "Transit has been a real...
Isolated in Winnipeg’s south end: St. Norbert-Seine River voters say they need better transit service
October 1, 2018
CBC Manitoba - ...Winnipeg-St. Norbert Coun. Janice Lukes already acclaimed in the new Waverley West ward. Five candidates are running in St. Norbert-Seine River: Markus Chambers, Glenn Churchill, Nancy Cooke, Chris Davis and Nikolas Joyal. Looking for vision While McKenzie said he's happy to see some of the investments in...
October 1, 2018
Winnipeg Free Press - ...on Sept. 26 in the library at Fort Richmond Collegiate for folks running in the St. Norbert-Seine River ward. The event was attended by candidates Markus Chambers, Nancy Cooke, Nikolas Joyal, Chris Davis, and Glenn Churchill, and moderated by Sachit Mehra. Voters in Fort Richmond had a chance to find out...
September 29, 2018
CTV - ...councillor in St. Norbert - Seine River. There is no incumbent because the ward has new boundaries and five candidates are vying for the seat. Markus Chambers is an active volunteer with community organizations in Winnipeg. He's worked with the provincial nominee program, managing their employer...
September 20, 2018
Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...Steek Saint-Boniface Mathieu Allard et Marcel Boille St. James Shawn Dobson, Scott Gillingham et Kurt Morton Saint-Norbert-Rivière-Seine Markus Chambers, Glenn Churchill, Nancy Cooke, Chris Davis et Nikolas Joyal Saint-Vital Brian Mayes et Baljeet Kumar Sharma Transcona Alex Allard, Basil Evan,...
September 19, 2018
CBC Manitoba - ...missed recycling pickup (3,612) and neighbourhood livability issues (over 2,863 calls). St. Norbert-Seine River in the news Meet the candidates Markus Chambers is a public servant and the manager of employer engagement for Manitoba Education and Training. He also worked for Manitoba Labour and Immigration...
September 19, 2018
Global News - ... Matt Allard Marcel Boille St. James: Scott Gillingham Shawn Dobson Kurt Morton St. Norbert – Seine River: Nancy Cooke Chris Davis Markus Chambers Glenn Churchill Nikolas Joyal St. Vital: Brian Mayes Baljeet Sharma Transcona: Basil Evan Steven Lipischak Wally Welechenko Shawn Nason ...
September 18, 2018
Winnipeg Sun - ... Matt Allard Marcel Boille St. James Scott Gillingham Shawn Dobson Kurt Morton St. Norbert – Seine River Nancy Cooke Glenn Churchill Markus Chambers Nikolas Joyal Chris Davis St. Vital Brian Mayes Baljeet Sharma Transcona Alex Allard Steven Lipischak Basil Evan Shawn Nason Shane...