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Burgener, Jocelyn - Progressive Conservative MLA, Calgary Currie

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Date: Wednesday, 14 September 2016, at 8:26 p.m.

Burgener, Jocelyn
Progressive Conservative MLA, Calgary Currie

Jocelyn Burgener was born in Coventry, England, on March 4, 1949. She was raised in Toronto, where she graduated with a Diploma in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute. In addition, she completed her first year of studies at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto.

Prior to moving to the west, Jocelyn worked as a flight attendant with Wardair Canada Ltd. from 1970 to 1974.

In 1976, Jocelyn moved to Calgary. Her community involvement included three terms as President of Ecole Holy Name School and President of the Scarboro Community Association. Jocelyn also served as founding Board Chairman of Bankview House, a seniors' residence located in Calgary-Currie.

From 1989 to 1992, Jocelyn represented Wards 6, 7 and 8 as a Trustee with the Calgary Catholic School Board. Her committee work on the Board included Chair of the Employee Contract Relations committee, President of the Alberta School Boards Association for Bilingual Education (ASBABE) and Vice Chair of the Board.

From 1987 to 1992, Jocelyn was the office manager for a Calgary design firm. Prior to the 1993 election, she was the Public Affairs Coordinator with Canada Safeway Limited in Calgary.

Jocelyn was first elected as PC MLA for Calgary-Currie on June 15, 1993, and was re-elected to a second term on March 11, 1997. She currently serves as Chair of the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), Deputy Chair of the Select Standing Committee on Private Bills, and Member of the Standing Policy Committee on Education and Training.

Mrs. Burgener is married to Calgary architect Peter Burgener. They have four children, Samantha, Matthew, John and David.

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