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Cynthia Block

Biography: 

Cynthia Block is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, a journalist and a communications specialist.  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. 

A former CTV news anchor, Cynthia worked with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner to write and produce Teaching Treaties in the Classroom.  She has also been involved in dozens of charities and community events.  

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 is married with two teenaged children and Belle, a great Shepherd-cross.  Her free time is often spent on the spectacular Meewasin Trail.

City of Saskatoon Boards & Committees:

  • Standing Policy Committees: Finance, Transportation
  • Boards: Remai Modern, Saskatoon Gallery & Conservatory Corporation Board of Trustees
  • Committees: Cultural Diversity and Race Relations, Albert Community Centre

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. 

Outside Boards

  • Broadway Business Improvement District (BID)
  • DTN YXE Business Improvement District (BID)

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