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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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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...

10th candidate registers to run for mayor in Winnipeg

June 8, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ...ballot that year. Thomas could not immediately be reached for comment. The other nine candidates are Idris Adelakun, Chris Clacio, Rana Bokhari, Scott Gillingham, Shaun Loney and Jenny Motkaluk, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Rick Shone and Don...

Mairie de Winnipeg : Shaun Loney promet de rouvrir le dossier du déplacement des rails

June 8, 2022

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...actuellement le chef du Service. Les candidats en lice  (Nouvelle fenêtre) sont Idris Ademuyiwa Adelakun, Rana Bokhari, Christopher Clacio, Scott Gillingham, Jenny Motkaluk et Desmond Thomas. Avec les informations de Bartley...

Families Minister Rochelle Squires is not running for Winnipeg mayor

June 8, 2022

CTV - ...there are nine registered candidates in the mayoral election. This includes Jennifer Motkaluk, Don Woodstock, Christopher Clacio, Rick Shone, Scott Gillingham, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Shaun Loney, Idris Ademuyiwa Adelakun, and Rana Bokhari. Winnipeg’s new mayor will be decided on Oct....

Free Press Head Start for June 8

June 8, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...a two per cent tax. Provincial cabinet minister Rochelle Squires won’t run for mayor. A fellow city councillor has endorsed mayoral candidate Scott Gillingham. CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper will give a virtual lecture to an audience at the Congregation Shaarey Zedek synagogue...

Mayoral candidate Loney promises to revive Winnipeg’s rail relocation conversation

June 7, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ...biosystems engineer Idris Ademuyiwa Adelakun, former Manitoba Liberal leader Rana Bokhari, grocery worker Chris Clacio, St. James city councillor Scott Gillingham and business consultant Jenny Motkaluk. The civic election is Oct....