In my role as city councillor, I've learned a lot about Saskatoon and I want to keep sharing my experience and knowledge during what is truly a crucial time for our city.
I live in Nutana with my wife, Sarah Buhler, and my three kids, Simon, Ben and Rachel. I love cycling, camping, good books and, most recently, disc golf. In my role as city councillor, I've learned a lot about Saskatoon and I want to keep sharing my experience and knowledge during what is truly a crucial time for our city.
Before entering into politics, much of my professional work was in the area of mediation and restorative justice and this experience laid the foundation for my approach to local politics. The city is complex, filled with diverse personalities and opinions and listening to the issues and searching for common ground is invaluable. Bringing new ideas to the table isn't always easy, but it's what I strive to do.
In my six years on City Council, I've also learned a lot about the role City Hall plays in the wider community. I've developed a network of friends and colleagues in numerous sectors of Saskatoon and served on many boards and committees. With the foundations I've created, I'll continue to work with these different groups to make progress and get things done.
- Master's Degree in Environmental Studies from York University
- Work with Quint Development Corporation
- Work with the Core Neighbourhood Development Council
- Work with Oxfam
- Creation of economic development projects, poverty-reduction intiatives and environmental campaigns
- Member of the board of CHEP
- District 3 delegate with the Affinity Credit Union
Endorsements for Charlie Clark
"Charlie Clark knows that a flourishing cultural life makes for a good city. He's intelligent and passionate and works hard to make Saskatoon a city where people want to live. He's the councillor for me.”
- Yann Martel, author
"I have always been impressed with Charlie's philosophy of life, to help the community. He is a person of outstanding character. He also has a strong interest in affordable housing and I've seen him work effectively with community groups and organizations in that area."
- George Keter, former CEO, Affinity Credit Union.
“When I was on the Broadway BID Board, I saw Charlie’s passion for the merchants and commerce in this area, and how he balanced that with the community needs and the people who live in this area. He goes out of his way to make sure everyone works together.”
– Debbie Taylor, Owner of Hats’n’That
"Charlie has always been a strong advocate in developing meaningful partnerships with First Nation and Metis communities in Saskatoon. Charlie is a bridge-builder, who promotes First Nation and Metis education through his involvement at Oskayak and Nutana.
He was also instrumental in forming a working partnership, amoung the City of Saskatoon, Affinity Credit Union, Saskatoon Tribal Council, Central Urban Metis Federation Inc. and the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, to address opportunities for entry-level and affordable housing programs."
- Derek Rope, Educator and Entrepreneur
“Charlie has been a true advocate for persons with disabilities on all fronts in the city of Saskatoon and beyond, reaching to many municipalities in our province on intra-provincial committees. Charlie knows the issues of persons with disabilities and has been instrumental in moving positive change that has bettered our lives. Saskatoon City Councillor Clark is like a catalyst that mixes with the community of persons with disabilities and inspires empowerment. He understands our issues and he works with us to affect positive change in our community and, indeed, our lives.
- Robin East, Community Leader For Persons With Disabilities
“Our experience with Charlie is we find him a good listener and a man of action. When we have problems, he helps solve them. We look forward to a city with sound social programs and new ideas to solve environmental problems. He has a good grasp of our recycling, street and service problems. I support Charlie Clark for re-election.
- Frank Dietz, President of the Monticello Condo Corporation
"For the past five years, we have worked with Charlie as members of the City of Saskatoon Accessibility Advisory Committee. Charlie is one of two councillors who sit on the committee. Charlie attends every meeting, is always well prepared, has thought about the issues, and at every meeting puts forward helpful yet practical suggestions to improve accessibility for the disabled in City of Saskatoon facilities. His work as a councillor is in every way superior. In our view his presence has been critical to the success of the committee. Our experience in working with Charlie lead us to support his candidacy without reservation. "
- Carla and Mike Sheridan
"I spent 5 years working with Charlie on the Broadway 360 Steering Committee. I saw Charlie listen to all perspectives carefully and express himself eloquently, in a way that reflects the input of all involved. He was committed to all aspects of the process throughout the project and attended and participated in meetings faithfully. Community consultation is of great importance to Charlie. It was clear that he cares greatly about our community, and how it develops in the long term. He has the education, knowledge and interest behind his passion to keep the community progressing in a positive direction.
I have also had interaction with Charlie as a resident of his ward. Charlie is very approachable, and has responded to my communication with both thoughtful response and with follow-up action as promised.
Charlie as a progressive and innovative leader with a positive, collaborative style. He is a great asset to our community."
- Morag McKercher, Broadway 360 Steering Committee