Toronto City Councillors
Councillor Shelley Carroll
Shelley Carroll is the City Councillor for Ward 33 - Don Valley East. First elected in 2003, she quickly established herself as one of Toronto City Council's brightest newcomers. Shelley is committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable city one that is economically sustainable and environmentally friendly.
In her first term, Shelley worked as a member of the Budget Committee to make City Hall more efficient, finding over $200 million in savings while protecting our essential services. She served as Chair of the Works Committee, which deals with Toronto's most pressing issues like garbage, recycling, water, sewers and roads. In 2006, Shelley became Toronto's Budget Chief, managing the City's $9.2 billion budget, and achieved $576 million in ongoing operating efficiencies over 4 years.
Shelley has also proven herself as a strong advocate for our community. With the completion of the Sheppard subway, ward 33 came under tremendous development pressure. In response, Shelley worked with her community to develop, understand and control development applications, fighting at the OMB, and negotiating record-breaking community benefits, including a new $20 million community centre in Parkway Forest.
On August 19, 2005 a terrible rainstorm flooded homes, parks, and streets in North York. Thousands of homes were damaged by floodwaters and sewage as the storm overwhelmed the sewer network. Her leadership as Chair of the Works Committee helped to establish the $4 million City Flood Grant Program and $50 million of Flood Mitigation Projects in Ward 33 to help increase the capacity of our sewer system.
Shelley Carroll has been a Don Valley East resident since 1967, where she lives with her family. Shelley has been involved in her community for many years before becoming an official public servant, working with parents and teachers of the North York Parent Assembly and fighting the Harris government for a better education system. In 2000, Shelley was elected School Board Trustee for the TDSB.
Committees and agencies
- North York Community Council
- Audit Committee
- Economic Development Committee
- Community Partnership and Investment Program Appeals Committee
- Hockey Hall of Fame, Board of Directors
- Invest Toronto
- Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Partners in Project Green: A Pearson Eco-Business Zone Steering Committee
- Toronto Atmospheric Fund, Board of Directors
- Toronto Centre for the Arts, Board of Directors
- Toronto Film Board
- Toronto Hydro Corporation, Board of Director
- Young Ambassadors Selection Committee for Learnx Foundation
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