Gian-Carlo Carra is a municipal politician who currently serves as Councillor of Ward 9 in Calgary, Alberta. He was first elected in 2010  and subsequently re-elected in 2013 and 2017.  
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."
Carra completed both his BA and his MA (Environmental Design/Urban Design) at the University of Calgary.
Before being elected to Council Cara worked from 2000 to 2010 in sustainable urban design.
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.
He served under Mayor
Naheed Nenshi who was also first elected to office in October 2010.
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.
2013 municipal election
Carra was reelected in the 2013 election by capturing 48% of the votes with Jordan Katz taking 26%.
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".  
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. 
Carra is married to Barb and they have a son, Vance Urbano, who was born in 2012.
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