I think it’s important for the arts community to support John Mar, because we need that veteran leadership on Council as projects like King Edward School move forward.

John was instrumental in helping us get this project get off the ground. It was very complex. Needed a lot of community support. Without John’s assistance, guaranteed it wouldn’t be where it is right now.

I know John is someone who supports the arts. I think if you look at John’s voting record for issues that matter to artists, you’ll see that consistently ¬†he’s on the side of making Calgary a more creative community.

We have an Arts Plan that is coming forward that will set a long term direction. John’s leadership on Council and committees and his understanding of the importance of that plan is fundamental to the future.

Terry Rock, arts advocate and former President and CEO, Calgary Arts Development