Ross Eadie is currently 54 years old. He has now been blind for 30 years this labour day weekend. While total blindness does pose some problems, Ross’s passion and determination keeps him moving forward in pushing for improvements in the Mynarski Ward and Winnipeg. It is overcoming blindness that has led to Councillor Eadie’s strong voice on Council.
Councillor Eadie’s 2010 – 2014 portfolios
In his first term as a city councillor, Ross has worked on the following portfolios:
2010 to 2014 – selected by City Council to work on the Standing Committee on Protection and Community Services as this Committee’s portfolio deals with the most prominent Mynarski Ward issues in the 2010 election.
2010 to 2013 – selected by City Council to work on the Winnipeg Public Library Board as libraries and education are some of the best ways for young people to stay out of crime and get out of poverty.
2010 to 2014 – appointed to participate on the North End Business Improvement Zone’s Board assisting in furthering business opportunities and making Main Street look inviting.
2010 to 2014 – appointed to the Selkirk Avenue Business Improvement Zone’s Board and accepted the BIZ Board’s decision to be their president/chairperson as Selkirk Avenue renewal is imperitive to making the neighbourhoods around the avenue more inviting and safe.
2010 to 2014 – selected by City Council to be the chairperson of the city’s Access Advisory Committee as he understand accessibility issues for persons with disabilities; he understands how city infrastructure and services relate to people who need accommodating features; and he was one of the founding volunteers appointed by Mayor Susan Thompson in 1994.