When Ken Rogers sees that something needs to get done, Ken gets things going. A lifelong Calgarian and a resident of SW Calgary, Ken has been a driving citizen’s force behind revitalizing our communities, supporting our schools and knocking on the doors at City Hall to make sure your concerns are being heard on everyth ing fromBuilding permits,to assisiting in grant applications and energy conservation reviews.
As a businessman in the energy sector and an entrepreneur in the building trades, Ken has a diverse and multi-skilled background that keeps him comfortable whether he’s wearing a suit and tie around the boardroom table or in the field coordinating major construction projects. Just a sampling of the many projects Ken has accomplished are show cased in the Photo Gallery of this site.
A proven track record as a community leader
•Glendale LRT Action Committee: Helped lead citizens initiative to improve the LRT design to include the safer and quieter trench along 17th Avenue; as well as redesign of the 45th Street station, resulting in safer access and bus drop off locations. •School Support: Spearheaded challenge of Calgary Board of Education’s plan to turn Glenmeadows Elementary School into an administrative centre and successfully had the school reborn as the Calgary Arts Academy Charter School. Ken was a community representative for the school board’s LEAP review program and due to his direct involvement, not a single school in Ward 6 was closed. •Leadership: Ken has devoted more than eight years as president of the Glendale/Glendale Meadows Community Association •Zoning: Ken has worked on numerous zoning issues over the years, ensuring residents rights and interests are respected. •Parks and Recreation: Ken helped design and secure the funding for one of Calgary’s first community green-space irrigation projects under a partnership with Calgary Parks and Recreation.
• Nursery school and ice rink renovations: Ken was project manager and helped secure funding for the Glendale nursery school expansion and oversaw upgrades to the community rink, maintenance building and tennis courts.
Ken has always had a passion for making Calgary the best place to live in Canada. Ken was a leader in revitalizing the communities of Glendale and Glendale Meadows. The facilities are enjoyed by thousands of people every year, from the parents and children at the daycare to the hockey players and figure skaters who bring the neighbourhood to life every winter. Ken has served on countless civic, sport and school committees. You can often find Ken with his work gloves on at the hall or flooding the skating rink after his work day is done .
Ken and his children Jillian and Joel live in Glendale Meadows