In the wake of Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi announcing that he will not be running for re-election, we’ve put together some archived pages and photos from his years in office (and before) It starts with the photo the following that the Herald took from Nenshi in 1989; he was named one of the Class Act Students of the Year – a Calgary Herald program that recognized an outstanding student from every high school in the city Nenshi was the class act at Queen Elizabeth High School

Also in 1989, Nenshi was featured in the pages of the Herald for assuming the role of Prime Minister in a bogus Parliament

Nenshi also made headlines at the university. He became student president at the University of Calgary in 1993 This story also reflects the early years of a long-standing political bond and friendship; the VP-external student was Chima Nkemdirim, who became Nenshi’s chief of staff for the first seven years Nenshi was mayor

Nenshi’s first raid on Town Hall dates back to 2004, when he ran unsuccessfully to replace the retired Ald John Schmal in Ward 3 It was a hotly contested race, with 11 candidates vying for the post Among the backers he drew was one from the Calgary Professional Artists Alliance, who named him one of the 10 “arts-friendly” candidates across the city

He amplified his community involvement over the following years, speaking on numerous panels and forums while providing insight into issues such as town planning, the economy and the growth of aimless organizations. lucrative His work included the Better Calgary campaign, which advocated better municipal government

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