A positive path forward for Chestermere – as a former mayor and police chief, I know what it’s like to serve the public and work for the greater good. We have significant challenges and opportunities in Chestermere. If elected mayor, I am prepared to hit the ground running!
My priorities are:
- Diversify our tax base and reduce the burden on our families
- Ensure the cost of services for our community are reasonable
- Bring a more open and transparent culture to City Hall
- Solve the funding and bureaucratic challenges at our Recreation Centre
- Public safety
Who is Marshall Chalmers?
In 2006 Marshall Chalmers was invested into the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by Governor General Michelle Jean at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Every year a select few men and women are selected for the award which is based on the highest qualities of citizenship, service to Canada, to the police community and to humanity at large. For Chief Marshall Chalmers, he received the award for “exemplary leadership, innovation, and dedication in the service of the citizens of Camrose through community based policing, and for exemplary contributions to the Alberta and Canadian police community.”
But awards reflect something deeper about character and competency. They reveal a community’s trust in a leader, and in their care and attention to the wellbeing of their city. A police chief looks further than enforcing the law, they look to create a better society. Chalmers’ passion for his community and consistent capacity to do the job well is what made him stand out as a Mayor of Camrose. As the Camrose Canadian wrote about Chalmers in June, 2013, he is the kind of leader who is accustomed to “roll-up-your-sleeves hard word.” If elected, this is the experience and heart that Chalmers would bring to the Mayoral office of Chestermere; the kind of leader our city needs.