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Jeff Davison

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Jeff Davison (born January 17, 1978) is a municipal politician who serve as Councillor of Ward 6 in Calgary, Alberta from 2017 to 2021.[1] Davison is a candidate for mayor in the 2021 municipal election.[2] The Calgary municipal election will take place on Monday, October 18, 2021.[3]

Calgary City Council[edit]

Davison was elected to Calgary City Council as the representative for Ward 6 with 45% of the vote on October 16, 2017.[4] While a Councillor for Ward 6, Davison served on the following committees: Community and Protective Services;[5] Gas, Power, and Telecommunications; Priorities and Finances; Calgary Parking Authority;[6] and Chair of the Transportation and Transit committee.[7] Davison currently serves on the board of directors for the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation.[8]

Event Centre[edit]

Davison supports the plan to build a new events centre/NHL arena in Calgary.[9] Davison served as the Chair of the Event Centre Assessment Committee.[10]

On April 24, 2018, Jeff Davison filed a notice of motion to bring the City of Calgary and the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSED) together to negotiate a new Event Centre.[11] The City of Calgary had negotiated with the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation (CSED) since 2015 to build a new events centre and had unsuccessfully ended talks in 2017.[12][13] In 2019, Davison mediated a new deal between the City of Calgary and the Calgary Flames that included the City of Calgary and and the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp. would evenly split the $550 million cost.[14]

Downtown Revitalization[edit]

In December 2020, Davison proposed a notice of motion that would provide incentives for converting downtown office space into high-density residential space.[15]

Green Line LRT[edit]

Davison serves as Vice-Chair of the Green Line LRT Project. Davison has voiced concern over escalating costs.[16]

COVID-19 Relief[edit]

In March 2021, Davison helped establish a $30 million COVID-19 Relief Fund.[17]

Calgary Economic Development[edit]

Davison is on the Board of Directors for Calgary Economic Development.[18] On the board, Davison promoted Calgary as an attractive place for investment.[19]

In 2018 Davison helped initiate the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF). Davison currently sits on the Fund's board.[20]

Business Advisory Committee[edit]

Davison serves on the City of Calgary’s Business Advisory Committee (BAC).[21] In March 2021, Davison led a committee initiative to reduce fees and speed up the process for businesses to expand their restaurant patio space during pandemic restrictions.[22]

Film Industry[edit]

Davison is a Director of the Calgary Film Centre.[23]


  1. Ward 6. "Ward 6 bio". Retrieved 2021-07-30. External link in |website= (help)
  2. "Jeff Davison changes election plans, announces mayoral campaign". calgaryherald. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  3. "Coun. Jeff Davison joins race for Calgary mayor | CBC News". CBC. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  4. "Calgary election 2017: Jeff Davison elected in Ward 6". Global News. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  5. Krause, Darren (2020-02-12). "Calgary councillor suggests police involvement in Magliocca expense investigation". LiveWire Calgary. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  6. "Calgary city committee approves residential parking permit fees, issue now going to council". 770 CHQR. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  7. "Calgary Transit service levels and public health a 'balance' during second wave: Davison". Global News. Retrieved 2021-05-17.
  8. "Jeff Davison becomes 3rd Calgary councillor running for mayor". Global News. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  9. "Bell: Jeff Davison, council's arena man, takes heat on his big day". calgarysun. Retrieved 2021-07-30.
  10. Rieger, Sarah (Oct 9, 2018). "Calgary city council votes to restart talks with Flames on new arena". CBC. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  11. "Councillors hope fresh perspectives can get arena talks moving again". calgaryherald. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  12. "New round of arena negotiations hinges on 'media silence,' says Calgary Flames boss". 2018-06-19. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  13. Klinkenberg, Marty (July 21, 2019). "After years of stunted talks, Calgary may be ready to build a new hockey arena". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  14. Dormer, Dave (2019-12-05). "Arena deal signed between City of Calgary, Flames organization and Calgary Stampede". Calgary. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  15. "New report suggests solutions for Calgary's 'office vacancy crisis'". Global News. Retrieved 2021-05-23.
  16. Smith, Madeline. "Councillors raise questions about Green Line's total cost". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2021-05-18. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  17. Anderson, Drew (Mar 1, 2021). "Calgary council approves $43M for business support and cap on tax hikes". CBC. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  18. "Steve Allan to step down as chair of Calgary Economic Development this fall". calgaryherald. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  19. "Varcoe: Fragile momentum builds for Calgary's economy — if we can get out of our own way". calgaryherald. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  20. "Non-profit tech-training firm NPower to draw from Calgary's $100M investment fund". calgaryherald. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  21. "Council to consider waiving business licence fees in Calgary for 2021; pair want extension to 2022". 770 CHQR. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  22. "Corbella: Meet the folk who turn red tape at City Hall into red carpet for small businesses". calgaryherald. Retrieved 2021-05-16.
  23. "Jeff Davison". Calgary Film Centre. Retrieved 2021-05-16.

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