About Councillor Evan Spencer
Ward 12 Evan Spencer
Evan Spencer was elected Councillor for Ward 12 in the Calgary General Election on Oct. 18, 2021. He is a passionate and experienced community advocate, emerging policy nerd, family man, and a great neighbour.
He lives and plays in Ward 12 as a father to two kids, husband, neighbour, and volunteer. He shares your passion for building outstanding communities.
Evan has firsthand knowledge and experience of the City of Calgary and Council operations, having served the people of Ward 12 as the Constituent Assistant for Councillor Shane Keating. Going forward, this familiarity with the people, operations, and issues he will be dealing with has allowed Evan the ability to “hit the ground running” as a strong voice for Ward 12.
Evan combines this direct City Hall experience with two decades of extensive involvement in community development initiatives. And, as a certified life coach, Evan has the skill set to listen to, advocate for, and help residents and businesses thrive. Evan is a proven collaborator, negotiator, and go-getter.
After earning a BA in Leadership Development from Rocky Mountain College, Evan spent the first 10 years of his vocational life as a pastor. During this time, he honed his people and communication skills and learned there is no substitute for a motivated and empowered team. When Evan moved to southeast Calgary he immediately got involved in his community through volunteering. As he shared his enthusiasm and leadership skills, Evan was quickly entrusted with chairing the Volunteer Committee and then hired as the Mahogany HOA Volunteer Coordinator.
He used his marketing and events management background when he started Abundant Community Copperfield Mahogany to inspire people to organize and care for their neighbourhood blocks. Building off this, he became a consultant for Nextdoor Canada — social networking for neighbourhoods. Evan also sat on the board for the LRT on the Green Foundation to get Calgary’s Green Line built in its entirety from north to south.
Evan met his supportive, caring, and compassionate wife, Anna, in college and they were married in 2008. They are the proud parents of two children. As a family, the Spencers enjoy Friday movie nights and their weekend hikes in the mountains as often as possible.
Evan has dedicated his adult life to building community. A born and raised Calgarian, Evan was fortunate to have two loving parents who modelled hard work and genuine care for others. This upbringing instilled in him strong values and ultimately set him on the path of servant leadership and community advocacy.
As a community advocate, experienced leader, and committed family man, Evan is dedicated to initiating bold ideas, building shared vision, and setting direction for a thriving Ward 12.