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If you want to become involved in finding long-term solutions for Calgary’s economic and fiscal strength then please look below, and see if this interests you. Applications are due August 16. This is a way for citizens with experience in business, taxation, rejuvenation, and finding innovative solutions to step forward to tackle the problems our City is facing. This citizen committee is a step in the right direction. #yyc #yyccc #ward4

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The City of Calgary is extending an invitation for members of the public to submit an expression of interest to become a member of The City of Calgary’s Financial Task Force.  Up to 12 qualified citizens interested and willing to volunteer, their time will be selected to explore and develop innovative solutions to the complex issues associated with the economic challenges currently facing our City. 

Council has identified the need for a Financial Task Force comprised of the City’s Chief Financial Officer, Carla Male, as Chair and a panel of up to 12 external members with expertise in varied areas to contribute their knowledge and creative problem-solving capabilities to assist The City in identifying and assessing innovative solutions to the complex problems facing our city. 

“The City remains committed to Calgary’s economic recovery. The Financial Task Force will formalize an important dialogue and think tank with public expertise that is focused on short-term mitigation options, long-term economic solutions, and potential revenue options to improve our financial resiliency”, explains Carla Male, The City’s Acting Chief Financial Officer.

The group will discuss important topics that will support all Calgarians including overall economic challenges, support for business, established area rejuvenation, taxation, and alternative revenue sources among others.

The City is seeking members with expertise to offer in the areas of economics, policy, accounting, finance, tax, fiscal policy, intergovernmental relations, private sector incentives, valuation and assessment.

Candidates will be selected by September with scheduled meetings to run from September through November and as needed beyond that.

To apply and for more information please visit www.calgary.ca/financialtaskforce. Applications are due by August 16.

Sean Chu

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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