My name is Mairin Loewen and I'm running for re-election to City Council in Ward 7.
I grew up in the Avalon area of Saskatoon, and attended both elementary and high school right here in Ward 7. I left for Ottawa to attend Carleton University, where I received a B.A. in Political Science. I came back to Saskatoon to pursue a M.A in Political Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, and am proud to continue to call this great city my home.
I am passionate about working to strengthen my community, and have worked in a variety of positions throughout the course of my career, including the provincial government, the Saskatchewan Medical Association, and the University of Saskatchewan. In 2013, I co-founded Girls Rock Saskatoon, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth through collaborative music creation and performance. In my free time I like playing and watching basketball, playing music, and spending time outdoors.
It has been an incredible honour to serve as your City Councillor since 2011. I’m proud to say that since being elected as the Councillor for Ward 7, investments in roads, sidewalks, and back lanes have increased significantly, soundwall construction is now underway in Eastview, and the snow removal program has been greatly expanded to serve the needs of our neighbourhoods. I have worked hard to improve traffic safety, which has led to two neighbourhood traffic reviews in Avalon and in Adelaide Park Churchill, with a third scheduled for Stonebridge in the fall of 2016. Since taking a position in office, Saskatoon has implemented a city-wide residential recycling, and our Green Bin program has successfully expanded. It’s an exciting time to be a resident of Ward 7, and of Saskatoon; we are building new parks, improving and expanding amenities, and planning library services to Stonebridge, our ward’s newest neighbourhood!
There is still more to be done to improve services, safety, and quality of life in Saskatoon. Critical infrastructure like roads, sidewalks, watermains, and back lanes must be increased. Smart investment, growth plans, and city development must be planned for and implemented. We must learn from our past to build our future to ensure that our city can grow into an efficient, affordable model of success and sustainability. Saskatoon needs leadership and commitment to make this happen, and Ward 7 residents need experience they can trust as we move forward into a new municipal term for the City of Saskatoon.
I'm asking for your vote on October 26th so that I can continue to be your voice on City Council. Watch for me on the doorstep, and contact me for any questions you have. I look forward to meeting with you in the months ahead.
Proven leadership that works for you.