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Bowman announces collaborative team to continue strong leadership at City Hall
Released: 3:20 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB - Building on the momentum of a strong first year for the 43rd Winnipeg City Council, Mayor Brian Bowman today announced leadership appointments to the newly aligned standing policy committees comprising Executive Policy Committee (EPC), along with additional mayoral appointments that will engage the collective strengths, experience, and diverse talents of the members of City Council.
"I am honoured to reappoint existing members of EPC whose efforts have absolutely contributed to Council’s strong start since the 2014 election,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “To build the strongest team to look out for the best interests of Winnipeggers, however, we need to better engage the passion and experience of every elected member of Council, so I am pleased to also announce new appointments to allow even greater collaboration and engagement between elected members and our citizens.”
The Executive Policy Committee will be composed of the following six members:
Councillor Jeff Browaty- (North Kildonan) Chair of Innovation
Councillor Janice Lukes - (St. Norbert) Acting Deputy Mayor, Chair of Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works
Councillor Brian Mayes - (St. Vital) Chair of Water and Waste, Riverbank Management and the Environment
Councillor Marty Morantz - (Charleswood-Tuxedo) Chair of Finance
Councillor John Orlikow - (River Heights-Fort Garry) Chair of Property and Development, Heritage and Downtown Development
Councillor Mike Pagtakhan - (Point Douglas) Deputy Mayor, Chair of Protection, Community Services and Parks
Additional appointments include:
Councillor Matt Allard- (St. Boniface) Council Liaison - Francophone and
Councillor Shawn Dobson - (St. Charles) Council Representative for the Mayor’s Age Friendly and Senior’s Advisory Committee
Councillor Jenny Gerbasi - (Fort Rouge East Fort Garry) Secretary of Urban Aboriginal Opportunities
Councillor Scott Gillingham - (St. James - Brooklands - Weston) Council Liaison - Veteran and Millitary Affairs, Chair of the Winnipeg Police Board
Councillor Cindy Gilroy - (Daniel McIntyre) Secretary of the End Homelessness Strategies
Councillor Brian Mayes - (St. Vital) Council Liaison for School Board and Youth Opportunities
Councillor Jason Schreyer - (Elmwood - East Kildonan) Council Liaison for Labour Relations
Amendments to the Organizational By-law for the realignment of standing policy committees were adopted by Council on at the October 28th; updated Standing Policy Committees will be implemented following the November Organizational meeting of Council when additional Committee and Board appointments will be presented as well.