Ross Eadie is currently 58 years old. He has now been blind for 34 years this labour day weekend. While total blindness does pose some problems, Ross’s passion and determination keeps him moving forward in pushing for improvements in the Mynarski Ward and Winnipeg. It is overcoming blindness that has led to Councillor Eadie’s strong voice on Council.
Councillor Eadie’s 2010 – 2018 portfolios
In his two terms as a city councillor, Ross has worked on the following portfolios:
2010 to 2018 – selected by City Council to work on the Standing Committee on Protection, Community Services and Parks as this Committee’s portfolio deals with the most prominent Mynarski Ward issues in the 2010 and 2014 election.
2014 to 2018 – selected by City Council to work on the Winnipeg Police Board as this board’s portfolio deals with the Winnipeg Police Service who deal with the crime and social issues that are prominent in the Mynarski Ward (Protection used to deal with the governance of the police service).
2015 to 2017 – selected by City Council to work on the Standing Committee On Water & Waste and the Environment as this board’s portfolio deals with solid waste collection, combined sewer overflow, and a number of others services important to Mynarski and the city.
2010 to 2013 – selected by City Council to work on the Winnipeg Public Library Board as libraries and education are some of the best ways for young people to stay out of crime and get out of poverty.
2015 to 2017 – selected by City Council to work on the Manitoba Taxi Cab Board as Ross has many years of taking taxis including understanding the need for accessible trips for persons with disabilities.
2010 to 2018 – appointed to participate on the North End Business Improvement Zone’s Board assisting in furthering business opportunities and making Main Street look inviting.
2010 to 2018 – appointed to the Selkirk Avenue Business Improvement Zone’s Board and accepted the BIZ Board’s decision to be their president/chairperson as Selkirk Avenue renewal is imperitive to making the neighbourhoods around the avenue more inviting and safe.
2010 to 2018 – selected by City Council to be the chairperson of the city’s Access Advisory Committee as he understand accessibility issues for persons with disabilities; he understands how city infrastructure and services relate to people who need accommodating features; and he was one of the founding volunteers appointed by Mayor Susan Thompson in 1994.