Curtis Olson is connected to Calgarians and the challenges they face every day.
Since joining the Calgary Police Service in 1999 he has served with professionalism and respect from his time as a frontline patrol officer through to his role in senior management.
From coaching youth soccer and basketball in his community to leading the development of the Safe Communities Opportunity and Resource Centre (SORCe) on the City Hall transit platform through to continuing his graduate studies in Urban Planning at the University of Calgary and working at the YMCA of Calgary, Curtis has always been committed to making Calgary a great place to live.
As a first generation Canadian he appreciates the challenges that newcomers to Canada face. His mother came from Poland with his grandmother and not knowing anyone or how to speak English they began their Canadian experience.
So, now, as he connects with Calgarians who have either lived here all of their life or have come here from various parts of the world he knows that everyone needs to feel supported and respected as they build a better life for themselves and their family.
Curtis is committed to a healthy lifestyle, pushes his own boundaries to reach new heights and, earlier this year, hiked to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.
All of these experiences have shaped the way Curtis thinks about our world and have reinforced his drive to build a positive future for people in our city.
During the upcoming weeks Curtis will be sharing his vision for our city during his campaign for Mayor..it's what he calls the CPlan..and it's a plan For Calgarians.