Sandy Guilbert recognized for contributions

On November 24, 2008 Belgravia’s Sandy Guilbert was among 40 individuals and groups honored as outstanding volunteers in the community.  The Alberta Minister of Culture, Acting Mayor Jane Batty and councilors, plus the staff and executive of Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, attended the EFCL organized event and made presentations to these amazing citizens.  Below is the nominating letter submitted by resident Don Grimble and members of Belgravia Community League.

Sandy Guilbert’s dedication goes well beyond her current volunteer position as Transportation Chair for the Belgravia Community League

In the late 1980’s the Belgravia community was faced with the difficult task of determining how to cope with a major change in 114 Street from an undivided four lane arterial into a transportation corridor that would significantly increase the size and capacity of the roadway and that would add a surface LRT.  The roadway was completed in 1992 and the LRT is due for completion and operation in 2009.  Over this twenty year period Sandy has been the eyes, the ears and the ambassador for the Belgravia Community League in dealing with how this project should be planned and how it should be constructed.  The diligence of Sandy has ensured that what the community agreed to would in fact be built, or that the discussion would be brought back to the community.   As always there are issues to be faced during construction.  Sandy’s constant observation and participation made both contractors and the City sensitive to how their actions impacted the community.

Although the road to completion has been long and arduous, the community is now beginning to be able to see the final result.  In April we look forward to traveling on an LRT from within our neighborhood. To Sandy Guilbert – We salute your commitment and thank you for a task well done.

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