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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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Winnipeg mayoral candidates living in a dream world

July 15, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - .../ WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES It would not be an exaggeration to say that city hall has long been the place where good ideas go to die. Coun. Scott Gillingham outlined a plan to cut down violent crime that included a worthy pledge to re-task police wellness checks and non-emergency calls to "civilian...

First-timers with something to prove run for city council

July 15, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...ring. A seventh candidate, Shawn Dobson, is a former city councillor, but he lost his re-election four years ago when he had to run against Coun. Scott Gillingham after boundary changes eliminated his St. Charles ward. Because Gillingham has opted to run for mayor, the St. James seat is wide open. But the...

Mayoral candidate seeks city strategy for new Indigenous residents in need

July 15, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...so much waste in terms of… the top-heavy management of the city… We have to efficiently manage what we have." Jenny Motkaluk, Chris Clacio, Scott Gillingham, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Shaun Loney, Idris Adelakun, Rana Bokhari, Desmond Thomas, Glen Murray and Jessica Peebles have also registered to run for...

Scott Gillingham présente son plan d’action pour prévenir la criminalité à Winnipeg

July 15, 2022

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...candidat à la mairie de Winnipeg Scott Gillingham dévoile son plan d'action pour lutter contre la criminalité dans la ville. Composé de cinq pages et divisé en dix points clés, le candidat espère que ce plan saura rendre le Service de police de Winnipeg plus efficace. De nombreux agents de police...

Mayoral candidate Gillingham unveils crime prevention plan for Winnipeg

July 14, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ...candidate Scott Gillingham unveiled a crime prevention plan he says was in the works well before a recent slew of high-profile violent incidents in Winnipeg. The two-term city councillor for St. James and former Winnipeg Police Board chair gathered reporters to a meeting room in downtown Winnipeg's Alt...

Candidates pledge to fight crime, boost public transit

July 14, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...for new peace officers to make risky places safer, create a broad crime-prevention plan and set skills targets for future police board members if Scott Gillingham becomes mayor. The City of Winnipeg would push for new peace officers to make risky places safer, create a broad crime-prevention plan and set...

Mayoral candidate Loney pledges security on buses, electric vans as part of Winnipeg Transit improvements

July 14, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ... Loney is one of 12 people registered to run for mayor in Winnipeg. The other 11 candidates are Idris Adelakun, Rana Bokhari, Chris Clacio, Scott Gillingham, Jenny Motkaluk, Glen Murray, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Jessica Peebles, Rick Shone, Desmond Thomas and Don Woodstock. The civic election is Oct....

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Gillingham promises to appoint himself to police board

July 13, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ...mayoral candidate Scott Gillingham has promised to provide more oversight over police by appointing himself to the Winnipeg Police Board. Under Manitoba's Police Services Act, Winnipeg's mayor and most members of council have no authority to direct police activities or otherwise tell police what to do. ...

Bokhari says mayoral platform minds the ‘gaps’ in city

July 13, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...We have women who have every experience under the sun, who are grassroots and understand what people are going through.” Other candidates include Scott Gillingham, Shaun Loney, Jenny Motkaluk, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Jessica Peebles, Rick Shone, Desmond Thomas, Idris Ademuyiwa Adelakun, Chris Clacio and Don...

Twelfth candidate enters race for Winnipeg mayor

July 13, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...announced he would not seek re-election in 2022. The other registered candidates include Jenny Motkaluk, Chris Clacio, Don Woodstock, Rick Shone, Scott Gillingham, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Shaun Loney, Idris Adelakun, Rana Bokhari, Desmond Thomas and Glen Murray. [email protected] Twitter:...