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Ward 6

Cynthia Block

Biography: 

Cynthia Block is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, and has a background in media and communications.  She has had a life-long interest in public policy, and a strong preference to use evidence and data to drive decision-making.  On Council, her priority issues include basic services, sustainability, indigenous reconciliation and downtown revitalization. 

Cynthia would like City Council to focus on a longer time horizon in decision-making.  Through partnerships with other levels of government, business, industry, community groups, residents and organizations in the surrounding geographical area, we have an opportunity to build a more modern, progressive and sustainable 21st century City.

Cynthia and her husband have made their home in Ward 6 for the past 25 years.  They have two young adults attending the University of Saskatchewan, and they can often be seen on the spectacular Meewasin trail with their shepherd-cross, Belle.  

City of Saskatoon Boards & Committees:

  • Governance and Priorities Committee 
  • Standing Policy Committees:  Finance, Transportation 
  • Boards:  Broadway Business Improvement District, Downtown Business Improvement District, Remai Modern, Saskatoon Gallery & Conservatory Corporation Board of Trustees
  • Committees:  Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee, Albert Community Centre, Marr Residence

Strategic Priority:

Cynthia is leading Council's strategic priority area of Downtown Development to create the conditions to bring more people, jobs, stores, restaurants and amenities into the downtown.  The sign of a thriving City is a vibrant downtown.  City Council will work to ensure the heart of the City remains strong and attractive into the future. 

Other Board & Committee Experience:

  • Board Work: YMCA, YWCA, Saskatchewan Brain Injury Association
  • Committee Work:  Inter-Provincial Association on Native Employment, Youth Soccer 
  • Civic Events:  Lieutenant Governor's Centennial Arts Celebration, CIS University Cup (National Men's Hockey Championship), Riderville North 101st Grey Cup

 

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