Prior to being elected in 2021 to represent the residents of Ward Sspomitapi, Jo-Anne had worked primarily in the financial services industry for over 30 years. In 2015, she achieved her Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations degree from Athabasca University with a focus on adult learning & development in the workplace.
Born and raised in Edmonton, and being a mother of three, Jo-Anne has long been dedicated to building strong communities. She has enjoyed being an active member in the community from coaching and managing her kids’ sports teams and participating on Parent-School Advisory Councils, to sitting on the board of the Meadows Community League and serving as Volunteer Coordinator with Festival of Trees.
Jo-Anne proudly serves Edmonton as City Councillor for Ward Sspomitapi. She continues to work collaboratively with her council colleagues and participates in a number of committees including:
• Executive Committee
• Audit Committee (Vice-Chair)
• Inter-City Forum on Social Policy
• Community Services Advisory Board
• Accessibility Advisory Committee
• Women's Advocacy Voice of Edmonton (WAVE) Committee
• Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board - Region Servicing Committee
Executive Assistant - Policy Advisor
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Political Science, and is currently pursuing a National Advanced Certificate in Local Authority Administration through the University of Alberta. Stephanie is passionate about community, cycling, hiking, and her balcony garden.
Sean graduated with a Bachelor's in Political Science from the University of Alberta. He has has extensive background in education and political organizing and has contributed to several international journals. He enjoys hiking, reading, and writing in his spare time.