Insight, Understanding and Conviction

"I’ve known Kirsten now for quite a number of years. Kirsten’s leadership as chair on the Public Engagement Strategy steering committee was a major part of moving that document forward. Her insights, her understanding, and her conviction are reasons why I have no hesitation in endorsing her. I know that work needs to continue and Kirsten will continue to drive that work forward. 

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.
I’m really excited to see someone who can move forward, pick up the ball on a lot of the work and run with it. I have every faith and belief that Kirsten is the right person to build on the work we've done up until now and to create what happens next. I think she will be a fabulous councillor. I'm really hoping the next councillor for ward papastew will be a woman, and I can't think of a better woman to recommend to you than Kirsten."
(Excerpt from Campaign Launch, full video will be posted soon)
Ben Henderson -- Ward 8 City Councillor 

Prepared and Principled

"Kirsten is an incredibly passionate and bright Edmontonian who cares about the sustainability, both environmentally and economically, of our city... Finding people who care about things is often a challenging thing to do which is a testament to her organizing skills, her ability to build relationships and her ability to really connect with people on issues that matter. Kirsten has the ability to be straight and direct with people, but work really hard to find common ground with people. Without a doubt, she is prepared to be an excellent city councillor in this ward. She understands our mature neighbourhoods, from Old Strathcona to Greenfield. She understands that the purpose of politics is what we can achieve to make our communities better, not ourselves better. She's not afraid to be principled, not afraid to take a stand, not afraid to negotiate, and not afraid to work with people who think differently than her."
(Excerpt from Campaign Launch, full video will be posted soon)
Michael Walters -- Ward 10 City Councillor, Aspen Gardens resident

The Policy and Organizing Skills a City Councillor Needs

"Who wouldn't want to get behind a smart, capable, and caring woman like Kirsten? She had deep roots in our community, and I know she had the policy and organizing skills a city councillor needs. It’s a rare talent to be able to bring together a deep understanding of policy with the ability to do meaningful consultation, organize a community, and reach a consensus to get communities a win, but Kirsten has that gift. Kirsten has an ability to bring everyone together on complex issues and arrive at a place that improves the lives of everyday people in our communities." (excerpt from Campaign Launch, full video will be posted soon)
Bridget Stirling -- Ward G Public School Board Trustee, PhD Candidate, Garneau resident

Building People Up

"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

Dedicated, Empathetic and Talented Community Leader

"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

Building Relationships on and off the Soccer Pitch

"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 with soccer team

Deep Listener with an Impressive Track Record

"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