Friday, March 1, 2013

Senior City official retires, leaving a legacy of improvements to life in Calgary

Erika speaking about her career with The City
Dr. Erika Hargesheimer who was responsible for leading valued City services such as Parks, Recreation, Animals & Bylaw Services, Fire, Public Safety Communications (911) and Community and Neighbourhood Services is retiring after 31 years of service.

As General Manger of the department, Erika was the driving force behind policies such as Fair Calgary, ensuring all Calgarians have equal access to programs, services, facilities and public spaces provided by The City.

She also pioneered a long-range planning practice that led to Council creating a $252 million community investment fund to support initiatives such as the new Central Library and four new recreation centres. The fund will also provide for things like personal protective equipment for firefighters; upgrades to community arenas, pools and parks; and support for community associations, social recreation groups and civic partners.

“Investing in communities is an integral part of what makes a great city and I am honoured to have been part of this legacy work that ensures our communities remain vibrant, healthy, safe and caring,” Erika says.

We’d like to thank Erika, for her tremendous commitment and contributions to The City of Calgary.

Please watch the video for more on Erika’s outstanding contributions to our great city.

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