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Gian-Carlo Carra

Gian-Carlo Carra
City of Calgary Councillor
Assumed office
October 18, 2010
ConstituencyWard 9
Personal details
Spouse(s)Barb Carra
EducationBA University of Calgary
MA Environmental Design/Urban Design
Alma materUniversity of Calgary
Occupationurban design
WebsiteCity of Calgary Website Facebook
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Gian-Carlo Carra is a municipal politician who currently serves as Councillor of Ward 9 in Calgary, Alberta. He was first elected in 2010[1][2] and subsequently re-elected in 2013 and 2017.[3][4]

Campaign platform

His campaign platform, "Great Neighbourhoods" under which he ran in the three elections is a "synthesis of leading practices from across North America, grounded in the ideal that "Great Neighbourhoods make a Great City."[4]


Carra completed both his BA and his MA (Environmental Design/Urban Design) at the University of Calgary.[1]

Professional life

Before being elected to Council Cara worked from 2000 to 2010 in sustainable urban design.[4]

Tenure as city councillor

The area he served—Ward 9—includes the communities of Acadia, Bridgeland/Riverside (part), Dover, Erlton, Fairview, Inglewood, Manchester, Ogden, Parkhill, Ramsay, Renfrew, Rideau Park, Riverbend, Roxboro, Tuxedo Park, Winston Heights/Mountview.[5]

He served under Mayor Naheed Nenshi who was also first elected to office in October 2010.[6]

Electoral record

2010 municipal election

Carra was reelected to serve Ward 9 in the 2010 election, taking 31% of the votes with runner-up Steve Chapman taking 12% of the votes.[2]

2013 municipal election

Carra was reelected in the 2013 election by capturing 48% of the votes with Jordan Katz taking 26%.[3]

2017 municipal election

Carra is one of five Calgary politicians targeted by an anonymous newly formed political action committee (PAC) called Save Calgary who gave Carra a "failing grade".[7][8][9]

Volunteer work

Carra began working with the Inglewood Community Association in Inglewood in 2000 and by 2003 became the President of the Association where he served until 2010.[4][1]

Personal life

Carra is married to Barb and they have a son, Vance Urbano, who was born in 2012.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "About Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra". Ward 9. City of Calgary. nd. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Calgary municipal election, 2010 Official Results" (PDF). City of Calgary. 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Calgary municipal election, 2013 Official Results". City of Calgary. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d "Gian-Carlo Carra - Council candidate for Ward 9". Calgary Herald. September 22, 2013.
  5. ^ City of Calgary. "Ward 9 Profile".
  6. ^ "Naheed Nenshi re-elected as Calgary mayor". CBC News. October 22, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  7. ^ Fletcher, Robson; Anderson, Drew (August 28, 2017). "Save Calgary's campaign against city councillors raises questions about 3rd-party electoral laws: What's Save Calgary? It's not easy to find out, and some say that's a problem for democracy". CBC News. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  8. ^ "About". Save Calgary. nd. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  9. ^ Julie, Alyssa (August 29, 2017). "Mayor Nenshi, Druh Farrell tell Save Calgary group to 'stop hiding behind anonymity'". Global News. Retrieved August 31, 2017.

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