Michael is engaged and hard working. He believes in the importance of small business and the revitalization of our neighborhoods. Even more important is the fact that he listens to constituents and understands the needs of his community.
Rob Filipchuk - Owner: The Glass Monkey Restaurant, Lendrum
Michael is passionate about children's health and healthy families. He has been a champion of making Edmonton a healthy city. I'm proud to work with him. He is a great collaborator and is well respected by so many.
Dr. Rena LaFrance MD FRCPC Specialist Physician Pediatric Psychiatry
Michael has an excellent track record of community service and care for the less fortunate in our city. He understands the complexity of poverty and all the associated issues. Our city has the right goals to end poverty and homelessness and Michael is the right leader to help meet these goals.
Doug Cooke, Parkallen Resident
Michael is an experienced community leader, he has been an effective and engaged city councillor always willing to sit down with constituents on any issue, and he is an important voice on a council maneuvering Edmonton into a future filled with change. I supported him in 2013 and I will again in 2017 because he is the best choice for my neighbourhood and for my city.
Susan Field- Lifelong Aspen Gardens resident and former Community League President
We don’t elect people to public office – the people who govern us – to be poll takers. We elect them (or at least we should elect them) because we are prepared to repose in them our trust in their judgment. Michael Walters has been a fair, considered, well-informed and readily accessible presence on Edmonton City Council. That is why, notwithstanding that I disagree with him on some issues, I will be voting for him in Ward 10 in the 2017 Edmonton civic election.
Hon. Tommy Banks- Former Senator & Grandview resident
I am voting for Michael because he has a vision that includes the needs of small businesses. He listens to concerns and acts on them. He voices the needs of our very young and aging populations. He understands what community means and is a booster for revitalizing older neighbourhoods.
Kim Franklin- Co-Owner High Level Diner & Duggan resident
I have had the pleasure of working with Michael Walters as we served constituents in South Edmonton together. He truly has the community at heart and brings intelligence and thoughtfulness to City planning and to neighbourhood issues. Ward 10 is well served! Let's Re-elect Michael Walters.
Dave Hancock Q.C. Former Premier of Alberta, MLA and Twin Brookes resident
Michael Walters has been a strong supporter of small business in south Edmonton. He has worked with our board and our membership multiple times in the past to address concerns and have open dialogue with small business owners. He continues to be an incredible resource to businesses in south Edmonton. Michael is collaborative, hard working and engaged and I am very pleased to support him for re-election in ward 10.
Shannon Neighbour- President, South Edmonton Business Association
Michael is the kind of Councillor our City needs. He is not afraid of tough decisions, understands the fiscal challenges of Edmonton and seeks to build consensus. I hope that he will be reelected.
Stephen Mandel- Former Mayor, City of Edmonton
Michael’s vision for a vibrant and liveable city is positive, progressive and it resonates with me and my family. The cornerstone of realizing this vision is to invest in building great communities and supporting families and these have remained his guiding principles in his work for Ward 10 and as a leader on City Council. He has worked hard to understand the issues and is committed to meaningful engagement and dialogue with a wide array of stakeholders. But Michael’s real superpower is how his approachability and enthusiasm for exchanging ideas draws people in and makes them feel like they're playing an active and collaborative role in city-building, simply by having a conversation with him.
Jeff Papineau- Lifelong Edmontonian and former Allendale Community League President
Accessible, open, and collaborative best describes Michael over the past four years. Specifically, whether in person, by email, or phone, he has been very accessible during daytime, evenings, and weekends. He has also been directly involved with many of our community events, and helped with various issues in our community, including traffic and parking, new residential developments, infrastructure, our newly renovated community playground, and many other matters. As well, he has been open to input as well on a wide range of topics, and is always trying to learn what the community needs and what our perspectives are. Lastly, he has certainly been collaborative as he tries hard to reach consensus. Even during difficult discussions he has always been professional and dignified, while keeping an eye on the broader issues in our ward and in our city.
Monty Nelson- Vice-President Ermineskin Community League
Michael has been most supportive in helping our Skyrattler community as we work with the City of Edmonton on numerous issues, particularly those dealing with the First Place Housing, as well as other development projects planned for our neighbourhood. Thanks to his intervention with colleagues on City Council, we were given more time to organize, get informed, engage with the community and plan properly in order to work together on development projects proposed in Skyrattler. Although he is a strong proponent of infill, he wants to do it well so that any development in our neighbourhood enhances our existing community. He has been there for us throughout the process and we know we can count on him in the future. Thanks Michael!
Simone Desilets- Board Member Skyrattler Neighbourhood Association
Michael Walters has been a trusted and wise councillor for Ward 10. He successfully pursued all of his campaign promises from the last election. His resilience and hard work on public transportation and infill redevelopment has inspired many people in the area to rethink how beautiful the City of Edmonton can be for the future. At the same time, Michael has responded very well to community issues and has become a trusted advisor to the residents in the Yellowbird community. Personally. I endorsed Michael in the last election and will in this election. I am a loyal and proud supporter of Michael Walters!
Michael Karpow- President, Yellowbird Community League
Michael Walters has been a great voice for our community. We have seen a positive improvement in our community’s vibrancy thanks to Michael’s leadership on issues such as fixing the bike lanes, infill development and his advocacy for the improvement of Petrolia Mall. He continues to be a champion for the grassroots community building efforts of our community league and has proactively engaged our citizens on how best to deliver the fundamentals like quality infrastructure and reducing crime in our neighbourhoods.
Nadir Bellahmer- Royal Gardens Community League
Michael has a strong understanding of the complex issues facing our city, and tackles these challenges guided by an optimistic vision for Edmonton’s future. I really appreciate Michael’s tireless efforts to inform, listen and understand Ward 10 residents. He has also provided great advice and critical support to help my community address difficult issues. It is for these reasons that I will again be supporting Michael as Ward 10 Councillor.
Cory Doll- Past President- Malmo Community League
Michael has dealt with some tough issues in our community and in our city in his first term on council. He approached these issues pragmatically and has always consulted those most affected by the issues. Michael always seeks the best evidence, is opened-minded, and willing to listen and learn. He is a leader on city council and will get our family's votes on October 16th.
Hannah Barrington and David Jones- Pleasantview
South Edmonton has great neighbourhoods because of the drive and passion of people like Michael. Long before he was elected to City Council, "Organizer Mike" was an energetic and determined advocate for our part of the city. Since his election, I've been consistently impressed by Michael's handling of tricky issues such as bike lanes, infill housing and neighbourhood renewal. Despite the demands of the job, Michael has continued to repay our trust in him as our representative by listening to and staying connected with his constituents.
Ian Hicks- Former President- Greenfield Community League
Councillor Michael Walters is a passionate advocate for Ward 10 on Edmonton City Council. He has clear vision for supporting strong families and growing vibrant communities in our ward, and throughout the city. Michael takes the time celebrate with his community in their successes, and really hear and act on the concerns of his constituents."