2022 Winnipeg Election Results

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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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Winnipeg receiving more federal funding for affordable housing units – Winnipeg

December 7, 2022

Global News - ...one of my leading priorities as mayor and I am pleased to see a continuation of this valuable partnership with the federal government,” said Mayor Scott Gillingham. “It is important for the City of Winnipeg to access any and all available support for housing projects, so we need local organizations to come...

City of Winnipeg property chair wants province to remove ‘antidemocratic’ powers from government appointees

December 7, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ...they are not elected. "We have an unelected, unaccountable body making decisions where their rationale is not communicated." Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham said the municipal board ought to be at least as transparent as the city. "The city makes information about development proposals — including...

Plan to go from hotel to affordable housing

December 5, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...been released from addictions treatment. “We will definitely support any initiative for bringing more housing for people who need it.” Mayor Scott Gillingham was also positive about the proposal. “We need more housing of all sorts, especially affordable housing and safe accommodation for homeless...

Les problèmes de sécurité empêchent la Winnipeg Transit de pourvoir les postes vacants

December 2, 2022

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...son programme électoral. Je pense que c'est là que nous allons trouver le plus de marge de progrès , a-t-il ajouté. Promesse de campagne de Scott Gillingham Le nouveau maire de Winnipeg avait mentionné qu'il aimerait voir des agents de sécurité dans les autobus. Cependant, il n'a pas encore précisé...

Mayor’s promise to build modular housing for homeless Winnipeggers gets boost from city committee

November 30, 2022

CBC Manitoba - Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham's campaign promise to build hundreds of housing units on city-owned land for people experiencing homelessness got a boost from the city's property and development committee on Wednesday. Committee chair Coun. Sherri Rollins introduced a motion seeking pre-approval from council to...

A man for all regions? – Winnipeg Free Press

November 30, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ... Last April, months before he put his political career on the line to run for mayor of Winnipeg, then-Coun. Scott Gillingham spent several mornings on patrol with Winnipeg Transit inspectors visiting people living in bus shelters. He wanted to see what was going on to get a better handle on how the city...

Helping Winnipeggers find their way back downtown

November 30, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...(from left), president and CEO of Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Coun. Sherri Rollins, Chamber chairman Mark Jones, Coun. Vivian Santos, Mayor Scott Gillingham, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ CEO Kate Fenske, West End BIZ’s Joseph Kornelsen and Exchange District BIZ’s David Pensato. As for the ad campaign, “I...

City budget takes a beating; $57-M shortfall expected

November 25, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...in setting 2023 budget targets. He said the snow-clearing budget should also be reviewed for a potential increase. Despite the bleak outlook, Mayor Scott Gillingham expects he won’t have to raise taxes higher than he promised during the October election. “My full intention is to stick to my word of a 3.5...

City snow plowing may not get any better this winter: Winnipeg councillor – Winnipeg

November 23, 2022

Global News - ...November 23, 2022 Story continues below advertisement The city clears residential streets based on policy, not according to a strict budget, Mayor Scott Gillingham told Global News on Wednesday — pointing to last season’s snowfall, which forced the city to blow over its budget by several million dollars. ...

Late-year byelection leaves candidates out in the cold

November 18, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...– former city councillor Kevin Klein — has just gone through a months-long mayoral election campaign. Klein finished third behind Mayor Scott Gillingham and former mayor Glen Murray. “The people in the Klein camp have just worked and donated for his bid to be mayor. Now he is going back to them....

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