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Scott Gillingham

Candidate in the Mayoral Candidates race.

Scott can be reached on social media, or at [email protected].

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Questionnaire Response

Scott Gillingham - Mayoral Candidates

What got you into politics?

I had worked as a Christian pastor for two decades, and I wanted a new challenge that would allow me to serve the people I knew in my community but work with them in a different and more practical way.

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

As City Council’s Finance Chair, I led six budget processes – and as Mayor, I’d have a chance to apply the lessons I learned. But this time, I’d be able to use that experience as City Council’s leader – with a clear mandate to make the budget process more open, more transparent, more strategic and to ensure Winnipeg has adequate revenue to fund key services. I’m a former Police Board Chair – and I can draw on that experience to support the Chair and members in a push for more proactive policing and upstream crime prevention policies like those championed effectively by former Chief Devon Clunis. I’ve learned firsthand about regional and intergovernmental challenges as Co-Chair of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region, and I’ve learned about key overland trade issues as a City of Winnipeg representative on the NASCO board. Before I was a councillor, I also served the community on senior’s home and community boards, so I appreciate the challenges faced by small organizations across Winnipeg.

Finally, as a pastor, I learned to listen carefully to people. Great listening can often be a more powerful tool in politics and government than great speaking.

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?

Infrastructure: We must invest in our transportation system. My “Big Move” plan means more road repairs, more buses , more investment in trade routes and more connected  bike routes. My opponents mocked this at first, but now they are promising to do more to fix road repair and fix Kenaston after all.

Crime Prevention: Winnipeg police are too focused on reactive policing and not enough on the kind of community-linked, data-driven, “upstream” crime prevention championed by former Chief Clunis. I will sit on the Police Board to seek the return of effective proactive policing initiatives that were cancelled while Councillor Klein chaired the Police Board, and we need a Mayor who understands and supports a real crime prevention strategy.

Customer Service: Winnipeggers will have more support for public services if they’re operating well. I’ll reinvest in 311 and launch “Neighborhood Action Teams.”

Homelessness: I want to lead a shift in approach so Winnipeg is taking the lead through community partnerships where we can, instead of waiting for other governments to solve this problem for us.

Building a Stronger City: Plans like “Patio City,” faster urban reserve approvals and rec infrastructure programs will help us build Winnipeg’s economic and social strength.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Leadership isn’t just about a resume or a platform of commitments. It’s also about how you work with people. I truly believe in the power of collaboration. “One with the strength of many” is our City’s motto, and I’m committed to make that spirit of unity real, uniting City Council, city staff and the public behind common goals so we can spend more time solving problems and meeting Winnipeg’s great potential, and spend less time debating about the process we’ll take to get there.

News that mentions Scott Gillingham

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Council gives True North option to buy Portage Place land, parkade

March 23, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...the site. Since that group includes the governments of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Canada, the province and feds must also sign off on the deal. Mayor Scott Gillingham said the proposal holds promise to transform a large, prime property in the city’s core. “We need significant investment in our downtown and we...

Le changement de nom du boulevard Bishop Grandin approuvé par la Ville de Winnipeg

March 23, 2023

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...qui veut aussi dire rue d’enfant en cri. La rue Grandin à Saint-Boniface, deviendra quant à elle, Taapweewin Way. Le maire de Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham, se dit fier de la décision prise par le conseil municipal. Ceci est un pas courageux que plusieurs conseillers ont pris , affirme-t-il. Nous...

Council votes yes on police HQ lawsuits settlement

March 23, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...project. On Thursday, council voted 14-2 to accept a settlement that will result in the City of Winnipeg receiving at least $21.5 million. Mayor Scott Gillingham said he’s confident the deal is the best option for taxpayers. MIKAELA MACKENZIE / FREE PRESS FILES Serious concerns surrounding the WPS downtown...

City council unanimously approves renaming Winnipeg’s Bishop Grandin Boulevard to Abinojii Mikanah

March 23, 2023

CBC Manitoba - ...Boniface to Taapweewin Way, meaning "truth" in Michif, the ancestral language of the Red River Métis. Speaking to reporters after the vote, Mayor Scott Gillingham said he was proud of the decision, noting many councillors heard from community members both in support and opposition to the name change. "I think...

EPC to consider TikTok ban on city devices

March 23, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...plan to route U.S.-based user data to domestic servers. It’s not the first time the city has discussed the possibility of banning TikTok. Mayor Scott Gillingham — who himself has a TikTok account with 48 videos — said he was “open to a discussion” on putting a TikTok policy in place last month. The...

Council agrees to settlement for downtown Winnipeg Police headquarters lawsuits

March 23, 2023

CTV - ...voted 14 to two in favour of the deal on Thursday. "I've said this is a victory for the people of Winnipeg. I truly believe that," Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham told council. The city will get a minimum of $21.5 million from the agreement, which could rise up to $28 million depending on when the money is...

City council takes ‘first step’ towards potential sale of Portage Place Mall

March 23, 2023

CTV - ...city council has voted on moving forward with the potential sale of Portage Place Mall to True North. "It's the first step," Mayor Scott Gillingham told council Thursday. "Portage Place Mall right now is really an underperforming piece of property in our downtown, and it is key to the health of our...

Le budget de Winnipeg adopté malgré l’opposition du conseiller municipal de Saint-Boniface

March 22, 2023

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...poste pourrait disparaître en juin si rien ne change. Le président du Comité des services communautaires, John Orlikow, et le maire de Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham, ont tous les deux déclaré qu’il serait possible d’ajouter un financement pour les hôtes de sécurité plus tard dans l’année. La Ville...

Winnipeg budget passes 14-2 despite concerns over community services funding

March 22, 2023

CBC Manitoba - ...or move the city away from dependence on cars. Both the capital and operating budgets passed by 14-2 margins, which included all members of Mayor Scott Gillingham's executive policy committee voting in favour. St. Boniface Coun. Matt Allard was the only councillor to vote against both budgets. Elmwood-East...

Majority of councillors vote to pass 2023 city budget

March 22, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...calls for more community safety hosts at the Millennium Library. The city’s capital and operating budgets passed in separate 14-2 votes. Mayor Scott Gillingham said the financial plan funds both social services and economic initiatives. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES Mayor Scott Gillingham said the...

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