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Scott Gillingham

Candidate in the Mayoral Candidates race.

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

Their response to our candidate questionnaire can be read below.

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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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Firm that owns fire-ravaged Point Douglas building hit by fire repeatedly

July 5, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...the large fire in the industrial building at the corner of Sutherland Avenue and Maple Street in Point Douglas Tuesday morning. Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham said he shares residents’ concerns and will meet with the committee to discuss issues and the blaze that gutted the former Vulcan Iron Works...

“In serious deterioration”: Community group seeks to save Seine River trail

July 3, 2023

CTV - ...continuous maintenance. It just needs maintenance eventually, and eventually is just about now." Save Our Seine sent a letter to Winnipeg Mayor Scott Gillingham and several city councillors. "Asking for them and the City of Winnipeg to take a closer look at this trail and begin the process of doing...

City of Winnipeg to adopt new plain language policy

June 29, 2023

CTV - ...includes city advertising, correspondence, presentations, publications, signage, social media, website content, and administrative reports. Mayor Scott Gillingham said this is about improving service delivery. "We need to make sure that the reports that come from the public service and the communications to...

Province could be tapped to help fund Winnipeg library safety strategy

June 29, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...it has that outcome we’re asking for,” he said. The councillor said provincial support would make sense to bridge any funding gaps. Mayor Scott Gillingham said he believes the city should seek funding support from the province and collect ample data to determine which services are effective. “We...

How much money mayoral candidates raised in Winnipeg’s election

June 29, 2023

CTV - ...his way to becoming the next mayor of Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham was able to raise more money than any other candidate vying for the mayor’s chair. The city released the audited financial reports for all the candidates’ campaigns and the documents show Gillingham was able to raise $293,467.42. Second on...

City sues Winnipeg towing company over $1M in alleged fraudulent courtesy tows

June 29, 2023

CBC Manitoba - ...vehicle is towed. Councillors also ordered the company to identify the sub-contractors involved to ensure they are not hired in the future. Mayor Scott Gillingham declined to comment because the matter is before the...

City plain language proposal criticized as not clear enough

June 29, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...audience… Depending who your audience is, there is going to be a different level of knowledge and understanding,” said Wiltshire. Mayor Scott Gillingham said he expects to support the call for a plain language policy but has questions about the limited application to reports. “Making changes to...

Gillingham raised more money than competitors in 2022 Winnipeg mayoral election

June 28, 2023

CBC Manitoba - Scott Gillingham raised more money than any of his competitors during his winning bid to become Mayor of Winnipeg. The City of Winnipeg released the audited campaign financial reports for all candidates in the 2022 municipal election on Wednesday. Gillingham raised a total of $293,487.42, which is $8,043.19 more...

City, police pitch potential new contract

June 28, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...agreement also notes Winnipeg Police Service officers will contribute slightly more to their own pensions. MIKE DEAL / FREE PRESS FILES Mayor Scott Gillingham called it a good first step. Currently, the city contributes about 22 per cent toward each WPS member’s pension, while members themselves...

Province boosts infrastructure cash to City of Winnipeg

June 28, 2023

Winnipeg Free Press - ...there’s no drops in calls, there’s no dead zones and all of our emergency services can communicate without any interruptions,” said Mayor Scott Gillingham. The report calls for council to devote $1 million to a community incentive grant program, add $8.2 million to the North District Police Station...

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