Press Release July 4,2014

Gord Steeves FamilyGord Steeves is a passionate Winnipegger with a bold vision of building strong communities and solid industry. Raised in Winnipeg, Gord graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics followed by a Bachelor of Law Degree in 1993.

He began his political career as a School Trustee for the St. Vital School Division in 1995 and played a pivotal role in the amalgamation of the St. Vital and St. Boniface school divisions. In 2001 he was elected to City Council where he served for 11 consecutive years, six of those as Acting Deputy Mayor. As a councilor for St. Vital, his tenacity and political experience resulted in many completed initiatives including the development of the Bishop Grandin Greenway, the new St. Vital YMCA, and the Maple Grove Park renewal.

Gord Steeves has a proven record of leadership and responsible governance and has excelled at many high profile positions including that of Acting Deputy Mayor, Chair of the committee that oversaw the operations of the Winnipeg Police Service, the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, the Department of community Services and the Department of Property and Development. As President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Gord's leadership led to the development of a gas tax funding agreement enabling Canadian Municipalities financial support for vital infrastructure programs.

Gord is an active community volunteer with a passion for coaching youth football. He has been involved in many fundraising efforts and has volunteered his time with various charitable organizations including Variety Children's Charity.

Gord is currently an associate lawyer with D'Arcy & Deacon LLP, an energetic and fast growing Winnipeg Law firm. Gord, along with his wife Lorrie and their three children reside in St. Vital.