My name is Tricia Velthuizen and I am a proud, lifelong Edmontonian. I love this city and everything it has to offer. And that’s why I want to continue serving the good people of this city in a new way. Edmonton has given me so many opportunities in both the private and public sectors, from helping grieving families in funeral services, to serving individuals and families at the public library, to working for the people of Alberta in government. For me, there is no higher calling than serving my community.
I find volunteer work so rewarding, whether it’s serving on the board of the Somali Canadian Women and Children Association (headquartered on Fort Road) or supporting the work of the Melanoma Network of Canada, important as my father continues to fight his battle with this cancer. My parents taught me that a lifetime of service to the people in my community is the best way to bring about the change you want to see in the world.
Having lived in northeast Edmonton for so many years, I have seen others take our community for granted. We need a committed, strong voice to make sure our issues become issues for all Edmontonians. That will require experience, skills, and an overwhelming sense of pride in the good people of northeast Edmonton. That will also require conversations with Edmontonians living in this northeast ward and I am looking forward to those conversations from now until election day.
My name is Tricia Velthuizen, and I’m asking you to help me make northeast Edmonton the jewel in the crown of our fair city that you know it to be.