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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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Mayoral candidates clash over Canada Day

June 21, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...to celebrate Canada Day at that specific location would seem disrespectful especially given the revelation around unmarked graves," wrote Loney. Scott Gillingham, who is also running for mayor, said both the focus of Canada Day and the aim of reconciliation is to unite people, so it is unfortunate heated...

Mayoral candidate touts ‘tree trust’ to save canopy

June 17, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...funding from philanthropic foundations and the federal government for organizations that protect the city’s trees. In response, mayoral candidate Scott Gillingham, currently councillor for St. James, said a trust model would create risks. "I think that the city would not be able to focus capital and...

Winnipeg art store wins battle with city hall over parking lot requirements

June 16, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ...staff, volunteers and supporters smile after the city's appeal committee said the business didn't have to pave its back lot. St. James Coun. Scott Gillingham, right, supported the group. (Sam Samson/CBC) But Coun. John Orlikow cut it short after the first speech, since he said the committee already knew...

Art supply store paints picture of parking lot overkill

June 15, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...a green space with shrubbery, to be used by employees for their lunch breaks, for outdoor art classes or individual artists to use. St. James Coun. Scott Gillingham (also a mayoral candidate) is on Junson’s side, and will speak in favour of her request at the appeal committee meeting. With small businesses...

Council support swells for end to city staff face mask mandate

June 14, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...need to come back, I’d be OK with that... But as of right now… I think that’d be up to the discretion of the individual," said Gilroy. Coun. Scott Gillingham said the city should follow the lead of provincial health officials on all pandemic decisions. The Free Press | Newsletter Stay informed The latest...

Safe consumption site talk enters mayoral race

June 13, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...reached out to all 10 registered mayoral candidates for their stance on working at the municipal level to introduce safe consumption sites. Coun. Scott Gillingham (St. James) said because corresponding services, such as detox beds and addictions supports, are handled by the province, he would only go ahead on...

Candidat à la mairie, Rick Shone supprimerait une exigence de stationnement commercial

June 9, 2022

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...développements. Rick Shone est l'un des 10 candidats inscrits dans la présente course à la mairie. Idris Adelakun, Rana Bokhari, Chris Clacio, Scott Gillingham, Shaun Loney, Jenny Motkaluk, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Desmond Thomas et Don Woodstock sont également en lice. L'inscription permet aux candidats...

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Shone says parking lots are too big, costs passed on to consumers

June 9, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ...takes time because development is slow." Shone is one of 10 candidates registered to run for mayor. Idris Adelakun, Rana Bokhari, Chris Clacio, Scott Gillingham, Shaun Loney, Jenny Motkaluk, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Desmond Thomas and Don Woodstock are also running. Registration allows candidates to raise...

10th candidate joins race to become Winnipeg’s next mayor

June 9, 2022

CTV - ...has reached out to Thomas for comment. The other registered candidates include Jennifer Motkaluk, Don Woodstock, Christopher Clacio, Rick Shone, Scott Gillingham, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Shaun Loney, Idris Ademuyiwa Adelakun and Rana...

Un dixième candidat se lance dans la course à la mairie de Winnipeg

June 8, 2022

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...de nomination, donc il ne se retrouvait pas sur le bulletin de vote. Les neuf autres candidats sont Idris Adelakun, Chris Clacio, Rana Bokhari, Scott Gillingham, Shaun Loney et Jenny Motkaluk, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Rick Shone et Don Woodstock. M. Thomas n'a pu être joint pour livrer ses commentaires, au...