My job is part volunteer, part Mayor. When I joined city council, then eventually became Mayor, my volunteer time was cut dramatically, but I still contribute as much as I can. I sit on the library board, I work with partners throughout the region and more. I do it to connect to Edmontonians and to say thank you. I feel a great connection to this community; it’s been great to my entire family. Many of the people on my campaign team I met through volunteering and we share similar values. Canada’s success can’t be bought and sold; it has to be co-created by communities. We’re richer as a nation because of Canadian volunteerism!