On a recent redevelopment project, Kirsten was instrumental in helping the community get to a place where we could make that project better so it could be something they could feel good about. That’s an attitude that’s going to be critically important in the ward so that as change happens, communities stay involved to create a better version of our city.
"Kirsten is a true community builder and leader. I’ve worked alongside her for years on various complex projects and have observed, first hand, the steady progress she makes to build great places by supporting people every step of the way. She’s personally helped me out of sticky situations more than once! Her efforts propelled great outcomes forward each and every time. Edmonton needs women like this, and this woman in particular, to work with all of us to ensure that Edmontonians continue to succeed and thrive, together. Her passion and collaborative commitment to building people up, first and foremost, is contagious and inspiring. It’s only by putting people at the forefront that we’ll build a great city as a result."
Kalen Anderson -- Former Director for The City Plan, City of Edmonton and aspiring backyard farmer
"Kirsten is a dedicated, empathetic, and talented community leader. Whenever I discuss a municipal issue with Kirsten, I learn something new, and I gain perspectives from all sides of the issue.
I believe that Edmonton is a city that can be at the forefront of a changing world. Our city can be a better place to raise kids, grow old, and make a living. We can make this transformation while also becoming a more healthy, joyful, and climate-friendly place. Kirsten has the vision, experience, and consensus-building skills to lead Edmonton towards a brighter future, and I heartily endorse her to be my next councillor in Ward papastew."
Conrad Nobert -- Strathcona resident, former VP Strathcona Community League and community leader working to solve climate change
"I met Kirsten years ago when she coached our community soccer team. In some seasons her partner, Shawn, also coached us. Our team was like a community with her as our leader and guide; many of the connections that she established have lasted nearly three decades. Her ability to build relationships and directly contribute to her communities has always been a part of who she is - it is how I’ve always known her."
Talana Hargreaves -- former Scona soccer player and mom of three
"Kirsten's ability to listen deeply to each human being she encounters whether community resident, developer or leading thinker accounts for her impressive track record in bringing people together across their differences in action to makes our communities and city more vibrant, resilient, and equitable."
Monique Nutter --Strathcona resident, community organizer and social worker