Meet Ian Froude! He is running in Ward 4.
I am proud to currently represent the people of Ward 4 on St. John’s City Council. I live in Ward 4 with my wife Stephanie, our kid Simon, and our dog, Desmond. In the past four years on City Council I have been Council’s Lead for Public Works and Sustainability, Lead for Transportation and Regulatory Services, Chair and Member of the St. John’s Transportation Commission (manages Metrobus and GoBus), Member on the St. John’s Urban Indigenous Coalition, and Liaison to the Environment and Sustainability Experts Panel. I was the Founder of the St. John’s Tool Library, and from 2016-2018 I ran a small business, the Bite-sized Farm. I am a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Civil Engineering Program. In addition to being an entrepreneur I have experience serving my community as a former board member of the O’Brien Farm Foundation, and served on the Board of Engineers Without Borders Canada and the Canadian affiliate of the International Association for Public Participation. In previous roles, I have served as Executive Assistant to Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Natural Resources; as well as the ‘Manager, Advocacy and Campaigns’ for the national charity, Engineers Without Borders Canada.
We asked Ian why he decided to run again for council:
I am running for re-election to City Council because I am committed to making our city more affordable, sustainable, healthy, and accessible. Following progress in my first term on City Council, if re-elected, I will continue to be a resource to, and advocate for, the people of Ward 4. I am running to make progress on the many issues facing our city and to ensure that the City is being run in a way that represents the needs and desires of residents. My priorities for action on Council are:
-Supporting safe, sustainable and affordable transportation and mobility for all, year-round;
-Supporting quality developments that enhance neighbourhoods and improve diverse housing availability;
-Pursuing complete neighbourhoods where people can safely and affordably live, work, play, and find amenities throughout the Ward;
-Scrutinizing budget decisions to provide the best long-term value for residents and businesses;
-Supporting the maintenance and development of recreation and leisure opportunities;
-Providing leadership to ensure a more environmentally sustainable future.