Bev was first elected to City Council in 2013 and is now serving her second term. In her first term, she supported the implementation of school zones as part of the Traffic Safety Initiative. She continues to champion the women's initiative and is working to build a child-friendly city. She also started the Gender Based Violence Initiative out of concern for the high numbers of families affected. She desires to see real change in the behaviours and statistics. She is also the City's representative to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
Bev, a married mother of two children and grandmother has lived in Ward 2 for more than 20 years. Bev’s passion for her city and its citizens is demonstrated by her willingness to make Edmonton a better place to live. She has been actively engaged with people and programs and works tirelessly on their behalf. Her involvements have been diverse but her passion for helping people thrive is a common thread.
Bev is currently assigned to the following City board and committees:
Responsible for providing oversight and consideration of audit matters brought forward by the City Auditor and the External Auditor.
CITY MANAGER AND CITY AUDITOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION COMMITTEE
COUNCIL SERVICES COMMITTEE
FEDERATION OF CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES
The national voice of municipal governments, dedicated to improving quality of life in all communities by promoting strong, effective, and accountable municipal government.
INTER-CITY FORUM ON SOCIAL POLICY
Addresses social policy, program, and service issues of concern to urban municipalities across Alberta.
Bev has also been at the forefront of a number of Council Initiatives, all focused on improving the lives of Edmontonians:
TRAFFIC SAFETY INITIATIVE
Provide direction on enhancing traffic safety, with a focus on neighbourhoods and roads in the vicinity of schools.
CHILD FRIENDLY EDMONTON
Promote safety, community involvement, and healthy mental and physical development for Edmonton’s children and youth.
Explores issues and opportunities for enhanced leadership roles and involvement in civic and community life and on an array of gender-based issues important to Edmonton women.
GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Raising awareness and promoting prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault.