The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) held a Fall Conference and Trans-Expo in Calgary from November 23-27, 2013 with the theme on customer service. Trans-Expo 2013 showcased 22 buses with over 120 exhibit booths. Mayor Naheed Nenshi officially opened the conference and was presented with an award from CUTA recognizing his efforts during this past summer’s damaging floods.
The Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) had a presence at the event, marketing the new regional transit brand and the progress made within the Regional Transportation and Complete Mobility Program area. Check out the official program for more information about the conference and the Trans-Expo.
The Calgary Metropolitan Plan (CMP) video and website received two honourable mentions from the 2013 Ragan PR Digital Awards.
The CMP video was a finalist and received an honourable mention under the Best Video – Marketing/Awareness category.
The CMP website was a finalist and received an honourable mention under the Best Microsite or Custom Website category.
These awards invite some outstanding submissions from well-known global organizations and brands. It was a privilege to have the CRP included and be a finalist.
We would like to thank everyone who worked on these two projects, especially Pohl Communications and Cordon Media who have helped the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) push boundaries in web and digital communications. Most importantly, the video and the website have achieved their intended goals which were to raise awareness and help create advocates for the Calgary Metropolitan Plan.
Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) Executive Director, Colleen Shepherd, presented the at the Saskatoon Regional Growth Summit on Wednesday November 20, 2013. The CRP is working with other Canadian metropolitan regions to promote the importance of regional development and share best practices. Below is the presentation with a focus on CRP’s evolution.
Top from L to R: Mayor Valerie Squires, Mayor Rick Everett, Mayor Peter Brown, Councillor Michel Jackson, Assistant Deputy Minister Ivan Moore, Mayor Michael Ell, Mayor Ivan Brooker, Mayor Karen Sorensen
Bottom from L to R: Executive Director Colleen Shepherd, Mayor Bill Robertson, Councillor Barry Williamson, Mayor Patricia Matthews, Mayor John Borrowman, Councillor Jim Stevenson
We are excited to introduce the new Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) Board of Directors. There were many familiar faces returning and some new additions. The Board members are:
City of Airdrie: Mayor Peter Brown
Town of Banff: Mayor Karen Sorensen
Town of Black Diamond: Councillor Michel Jackson
City of Calgary: Councillor Jim Stevenson
Town of Canmore: Mayor John Borrowman
Town of Chestermere: Mayor Patricia Matthews
Town of Cochrane: Mayor Ivan Brooker
Town of Irricana: Mayor Valerie Squires
Town of Nanton: Mayor Rick Everett
Town of Okotoks: Mayor Bill Robertson
Town of Strathmore: Mayor Michael Ell
Town of Turner Valley: Councillor Barry Williamson
The Board also elected the new Executive Committee which consists of:
Chair: Councillor Barry Williamson
Vice Chair: Mayor Patricia Matthews
Secretary: Mayor Bill Robertson
Officer at Large: Mayor John Borrowman
Officer at Large: Councillor Jim Stevenson
For more information on the Board and the CRP’s governance please visit our website. We look forward to the work the new Board of Directors and the Executive Committee will take on for the Calgary Region.
From L to R: Alderman Gord Lowe, Councillor Dave Hamilton, Mayor Truper McBride, Mayor Bill Robertson, Mayor Peter Brown, Mayor Karen Sorensen, Mayor John Borrowman, Councillor Bill Szabon, Assistant Deputy Minister Ivan Moore, Mayor Patricia Matthews, Mayor Lisa Constantini, Executive Director Colleen Shepherd, Alderman Jim Stevenson
Missing: Councillor Barry Williamson, Councillor Dona Fluter, Mayor Steve Grajczyk
We would like to thank the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) Board for guiding our organization the past three years.
They ended the term with strong solidarity among each other and member municipalities. Their commitment to the Calgary Region has put the Partnership in excellent position for the next Board and beyond.
Some highlights of their accomplishments :
Ettore Iannacito is the Regional Transit Program Manager for the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP). He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University. Ettore was hand-selected to manage the transit file with CRP, after having more than 30 years of experience at such organizations as the Toronto Transit Commission, Mississauga Transit and York Region Transit.
Ettore’s main focus in the coming years is to support and implement regional transit services to accommodate projected population growth. A big success for Ettore since being with the CRP was the approval by the Board of the new regional transit brand (On-It).
Since Ettore moved half his family from Ontario to Alberta, he spent most of his summer traveling back and forth!
After retiring from the City of Calgary in 2009, Bob joined the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) as Research Coordinator and Strategic Planner. Since then, Bob’s role has evolved, and he is now Economic Prosperity Lead. In this role, Bob manages the Economic Development program area of the CRP.