Robb Massey

Candidate in the Elmwood - East Kildonan Councillor Candidates race.

Robb can be reached on social media, at Robb@RobbMassey.ca, or by calling 204-960-2361.

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Questionnaire Response

Robb Massey - Elmwood - East Kildonan

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

I am an Elmwood-EK Community guy. I live here, I am raising my family here and I want my children to want to raise their children here.  We moved here because we could afford to live here and we were close to work.  We stayed because we love the community, quiet streets, good neighbours, and diversity among its hard working and modest citizens.

Since we arrived here we have been making investments in our community by working with teens, families, local organizations and churches.  I was the second Chair of the Elmwood Community Resource Centre, in the founding group of the Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, Director of the Fire Escape Drop-In (Youth for Christ), Pastor of the Vineyard in Elmwood (Church) and have served as a coach and mentor through a variety of sports and programs.

We have suffered through 4 years of low community investment and an absent city councillor.  Let’s work together to change the perception of our community by fixing our crumbling infrastructure, cleaning up our streets and supporting local business.

It is time to invest here to keep our community a great place to work live and raise a family.

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

I bring over 20 years of grassroots involvement in our community.  From working with at-risk teenagers in the Fire Escape Drop-in (YFC on Talbot Ave), to coaching at Elmwood High School, serving on the board of the Elmwood Community Resource Centre, the board of the Chalmers Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, leading a small church, organizing community activities and bringing diverse groups together to solve problems, I have the experience to represent the needs of our community.

13 months of door knocking has further impassioned me to serve and represent us at City Hall.

In my time serving here I have had to work with many diverse groups and individuals which means that I’ve had to learn to listen, stay humble and to find solutions that can only be found when a community pulls together.

I also consider my experience as a husband (22 years married to Christa) and dad (to 4 amazing children) to be key in my growth and development as a leader. I commit to serving them and all of Elmwood-EK if elected to City Council.

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?

  1. Roads and infrastructure. As a city, the growth of mature neighbourhoods is critical to the sustainability of growth at the periphery. By fixing roads and doing the necessary upgrades to other infrastructure we set the stage for better infill housing, more houses being renovated which improves the value of homes, increases the tax revenue and decreases the strain on the suburbs to fund the growth of the city.
  2. A walkable community. This builds on roads and infrastructure but focuses more on our experience as residents in our our own neighbourhood. It addresses feelings of belonging and safety.
    Walkability is a measurement of how conducive a place is to walking.  Some questions we might ask: Does it feel safe? Can I do simple errands? Is it beautiful? Are the sidewalks smooth, cleared of snow? Is it well lit?  Are there others out? Unfortunately, many times we cannot answer these questions positively. We can and we are making small changes that will add up.
  3. Crime and Safety. Though it is part of walkability, we need to have an immediate strategy to deal with the meth crisis. Open a meth detox facility quickly.

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

I came because I could afford it here and I stay because I love the people and what is happening here. We have momentum and growth in our community organizations and in our families. Many residents are choosing to make this community their life long home.

In the months of door knocking and meeting many of you at your homes my love for our community has grown. I love the passion you have for our streets, our youth, our schools & the growth of our community. I love our generosity and hospitality. I love the diversity of culture, sport, arts, religion and even political perspectives.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Thank you for your support at the doors so far. Please contact me with your questions and comments as I want to represent us at City Hall.

News that mentions Robb Massey

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Massey running for city council

October 10, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Christa for over 20 years. The father of four said his run to represent the ward has been building since he first moved into the neighbourhood. Robb Massey is running for city council for Elmwood-East Kildonan in the Oct. 24 civic election. Massey, 46, has lived in Elmwood with his wife Christa for over...

Infrastructure needs highlighted in Elmwood-East Kildonan race for city councillor

October 7, 2018

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ELECTION 2018: Infrastructure renewal key priority in East Kildonan-Elmwood

October 1, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...residents will choose between reinstating their current councillor and adding a fresh face to civic government this election, as political rookie Robb Massey takes on incumbent Jason Schreyer. Massey, a self-described community builder who has worked primarily with not-for-profit organizations, believes...

Nomination period wraps up for city council

September 21, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...upcoming Oct. 24 civic election. Elmwood-East Kildonan • Coun. Jason Schreyer is seeking re-election. Schreyer was elected to council in 2014. • Robb Massey is also running for council. North Kildonan • Coun. Jeff Browaty is seeking re-election. Browaty was first elected to city council in 2006. •...

Élection à Winnipeg : 54 candidats, 15 quartiers, une élue

September 20, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ... Kevin Klein, Kevin Nichols, Grant Nordman et Ken St. George Daniel McIntyre Josh Brandon, Cindy Gilroy et Miah Sarowar Elmwood-Kildonan-Est Robb Massey et Jason Schreyer Fort Rouge-Fort Garry-Est Peter Koroma, Stephanie Meilleur, Jeff Palmer, Sherri Rollins, Bryanna Spina, Michael Thompson et...

Winnipeg election Oct. 24 — who will be on the ballot

September 19, 2018

Global News - ... Kevin Klein Kevin Nichols Ken St. George Grant Nordman Daniel Mcintyre: Cindy Gilroy Josh Brandon Miah Sarowar Elmwood – East Kildonan: Robb Massey Jason Schreyer Fort Rouge – East Fort Garry: Peter Koroma Harry Wolbert Sherri Rollins Michael Thompson Stephanie Meilleur Bryanna Spina ...

Eight candidates vying for mayor as nomination deadline passes

September 18, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ... Ken St. George Kevin Nichols Grant Nordman Kevin Klein Daniel McIntyre Cindy Gilroy Josh Brandon Sarowar Miah Elmwood – East Kildonan Robb Massey Jason Schreyer Fort Rouge – East Fort Garry Michael Thompson Peter Koroma Sherri Rollins Jeff Palmer Bryanna Spina Harry Wolbert ...

Four councillors still unopposed in upcoming civic election

August 13, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ... Charleswood-Tuxedo Kevin Klein Kevin Nichols Ken St. George Daniel McIntyre x-Cindy Gilroy Josh Brandon Miah Sarowar Elmwood-East Kildonan Robb Massey x-Jason Schreyer Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry Peter Koroma Harry Wolbert Sherri Rollins Michael Thompson Stephanie Meilleur Bryanna Spina ...

At least three fresh faces headed for City Hall

July 6, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...but could still run if that is not successful.) Daniel McIntyre x-Cindy Gilroy Josh Brandon Miah Sarowar Elmwood-East Kildonan Robb Massey Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry Peter Koroma Harry Wolbert Sherri Rollins Michael Thompson Stephanie Meilleur Mynarski x-Ross Eadie North...