New CCA Director of Government Relations Role

As Calgary stands at the threshold of our next chapter with a new Mayor and City Council in place, the prospect of a major downtown strategy including an Events Centre, Arts Commons and Green Line LRT, combined with aspirations of economic diversification and a long-awaited post pandemic recovery, we at CCA could not be more inspired.

While there are many challenges within this diverse list, there are even more opportunities and, with such a broad range of issues to contend with, there is no doubt that we will have our hands full.

We believe that our industry and our members need to have a greater voice in the many decisions and policies that will shape our future and we also have a significant contribution to make to the thought process. Therefore, we are growing our team so that we can build off the legacy work that we have done with the City of Calgary and our other partners in our great city and be ready to step it up a notch to engage in the next leg of the journey.

Frano Cavar is joining us in the role of Director of Government Relations and will be responsible for the development of a robust advocacy and government relations strategy on behalf of the CCA membership.

As a former Chief of Staff to a Calgary City Councillor, Frano has a sound awareness of local and city-wide municipal affairs and a grasp of current social and political issues. In this role, he developed skills in policy and political analysis and provided advice accordingly. A natural collaborator, he understands the importance of relationship-building with industry, stakeholders within the City of Calgary, partner organizations, and the public.

Frano holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management (Honours) from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.

Please join me and the CCA team in welcoming Frano Cavar to the CCA community.

Wm (Bill) Black

President & COO

Article by Lena Hogarth
October 28, 2021

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