In the past eight years as your City Councillor, Bev has been at the forefront of initiatives to improve the lives of Edmontonians and build a safer city, including implementation of school zones, transit safety, and gender-based violence prevention.

Bev Esslinger in Council Chambers

Current Committee Appointments:

Chair, Urban Planning Committee

Chair, City Manager and City Auditor Performance Evaluation Committee

Audit Committee


Former Committee Appointments:

Chair, Community and Public Services Committee

Vice-Chair, Executive Committee
Transportation Committee

City Manager Selection Committee


External Committees:

Board Member for Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)

Chair/Vice-Chair, FCM Standing Committee on International Relations

Chair, Inter-City Forum on Social Policy

Vice-Chair, Edmonton Salutes


Current Initiatives:

Traffic Safety
: Provides direction on enhancing traffic safety for all road users, working towards Vision Zero, with a priority on protecting the most vulnerable on neighbourhood streets and near schools and playgrounds.

Child Friendly Edmonton: Creating a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive city where children thrive and their voices are listened to and respected.

Women’s Initiative
: Fosters and promotes equality, opportunity, and access to services for women. Provides an opportunity for Edmonton women to be heard, engaged, and develop leadership roles in civic and community life.

Gender-Based Violence Prevention: Raises awareness and promotes prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault. Bev is a member of UN Women’s Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces initiative, dedicated to improving safety of women and girls in our public spaces, including public transportation.