Bruce Luebke will be seeking re-election in the 2022 City of Brandon Municipal Election in Ward 6.
Luebke has been a resident of Brandon for nearly 30 years and was first elected to Brandon City Council in Ward 6 in the 2018 Municipal Election.
During his first term, Luebke was a strong voice for culture and recreation, recently bringing forward an adopted motion by City Council for a $3,000,000 debenture for infrastructure upgrades at the Sportsplex at the 2022 budget deliberations. He also had adopted motions earlier this year to provide Truth and Reconciliation Training for City of Brandon staff and add additional staff on a short-term basis to Brandon Fire and Emergency Services to help address concerns with ambulance response times and staffing.
Luebke has advocated for improvements in Ward 6, including a plan for the South End Community Centre site after the completion of the City of Brandon Water Reservoir Expansion Project, further enhancements and public access to the green space on the Keystone Centre grounds, and increased community safety through the installation of rectangular rapid flashing beacon pedestrian signals on 6th Street.
In addition, Luebke has been a member of various Committees, including the Downtown Wellness and Safety Task Force, the Grants Review Committee, and co-chair of the Poverty Committee. He has also served as Chair of the Keystone Centre Board of Directors since November 2020.
If re-elected, Luebke’s priorities for the next term will include:
- Advocating for additional opportunities for business, government, and the voluntary sector to work together for collective impact and comprehensive community transformation.
- City Plan 2050, the future vision for the City of Brandon and the path(s) necessary to meet that vision.
- Exploring additional partnerships between the City of Brandon and First Nations and promoting economic reconciliation.
- Working with community members and organizations to continue to address the multi-faceted issues in downtown Brandon including championing an Indigenous Healing Centre.
- Work toward a long-term funding agreement between the Province of Manitoba and the City of Brandon for the Keystone Centre, recognizing its importance as an economic driver for our community.
- Determining if there are ways for Brandon Transit to become more efficient and rider-friendly and how Active Transportation opportunities fit into the overall movement of people in the City of Brandon.
The City of Brandon Municipal Election will occur on October 26, 2022.