About Ken

Ken Gibson

Ken’s Values

In serving on your behalf:

I will be respectful, collaborative, honest and open.

I will make evidence-based decisions using the best information available.

I will take into account constituent and community views in making my decisions, and constituents can hold me to account at election time.

In striving to support equitable choices:

I will recognize the disadvantages faced by some of our students and their families.

Ken’s Experience

  • Three-term Ward E trustee (2004-2010, 2013-2017)
  • Alberta Education Curriculum Policy Advisory Committee (2011-2016)
  • Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society (2006-2014)
  • 32 years in business
  • Executive Director of Alberta Construction Association since 2002
  • Project Manager of Trade Up Alberta – Careers in Construction (2002-2016)
  • Ken and his wife Sue have been residents of Ward E since 1994
  • President of the Westridge Wolf Willow Country Club Community League (2000)
  • Both of our sons were educated in the Edmonton Public Schools system


Ken’s Track Record

Progress on Ken’s 2013 campaign priorities:

1. Strengthen the role of the community in education

  • Career pathways introduced with opportunities for community partnership

2. Forge partnerships to maximize resources for teaching and learning

  • Edmonton Public and Edmonton Catholic discussing shared busing with potential savings of $2.5 million annually

3. Modern schools serving community needs in mature and new neighborhoods

  • New Ivor Dent school under construction to replace 3 under-utilized old schools in Beverly neighborhood
  • Modernization of Highlands School approved with consolidation of 2 under-utilized schools in Highlands neighborhood
  • Conversations with other communities underway
  • District funding to upgrade school interiors and information technology for mature schools to closer align with new schools

Advocacy for Ward E

  • construction of a new K-9 school for the Grange
  • addition of Cogito program (to Lymburn School)
  • investment of funds raised from speeding tickets to improve pedestrian / traffic safety at our schools