Association of Citizens for Responsible Development
C4RD Association of Citizens for Responsible Development was incorporated on March 27, 2017 by a group of community advocates from across Edmonton who share concerns about the current state of the city’s planning and development processes. The Board consists of:
Shane Bergdahl, President, Millwoods
Sitting on the EFCL Board, including as President for 3 years, Shane was involved in planning and development challenges city-wide. He got to see firsthand similar planning and development concerns from every corner of the city.
Shane has also been involved with the Mill Woods Presidents’ Council for 20 years. During that time he has watched infill become a concern in the South-East. As more and more neighbourhoods start to mature, they are subjected to City Council’s haphazard infill policies.
With no obvious long-term development plan forthcoming, Shane decided to become part of the solution: holding City Council accountable to the citizens. That is why he is part of C4RD.
Gordon Stamp, Vice-president, McCauley
As Executive Director of the 124 Street Business Revitalization Zone in 1991, Gordon Stamp published Edmonton’s West Side Story. This book highlighted residential and business growth on Malcolm Groat’s land from the year 1870.
Cassandra Haraba, Secretary-Treasurer, Grovenor
Cassandra is a lawyer who has volunteered for 15 years as her community league’s Civics Director. She has worked hard to encourage City Council to address the harm to the public interest caused by Edmonton’s current approach to planning, development, and construction regulation and enforcement.
Having exhausted that avenue, she began to appeal to upper government bodies meant to supervise municipalities, and to develop a network of like-minded citizens for local action. That led her to C4RD, which presents an excellent opportunity to promote and protect the public interest in city planning.
Rose Marie Tremblay, Director of Outreach, Grovenor
Rose Marie and her family have lived in Grovenor for 41 years. A retired teacher, and project coordinator in the non-profit, academic and public sectors, she offers C4RD organizational, policy development and outreach skills.
Serving on the boards of the Edmonton Social Planning Council, and the Alberta Quality of Life Commission, she recognizes the strength of public education, engagement, and community partnerships to build strong communities.
Her experience includes Project Coordinator, External Relations for MacEwan’s School of Business (2007-2013). As Special Assistant to the Hon. Anne McLellan (1997-2006) and Constituency Manager for Edmonton Gold Bar (1991-1997), she appreciates the role of public service, and the responsibility of our elected representatives to listen and advocate for their constituents.
Terry Kirkland, Director at Large, Laurier
Terry brings experience in political and strategic action and business development. He enjoyed a lengthy and successful career from 1968 to 1993 as an Air Traffic Controller, ending as Supervisor and Unit Manager. He was elected to the Leduc City Council from 1989 to 1992, then became MLA in the Leduc Constituency from 1993 to 1997.
He then embarked on a successful business venture in 1999: Alberta Container Services Inc., which he sold in 2013. From 2014 to the present he has been President of K5 Management Ltd.
Terry can clearly see the planning errors that are affecting development in Edmonton; he offers C4RD the benefit of his background in strategy in air traffic control, politics, and business to raise awareness of – and propose solutions to – Edmonton’s disorderly and unscientific approach to urban planning.
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