Fonds PR3661 - Robert Hawkesworth fonds

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Robert Hawkesworth fonds

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    • 1972-2010 (Creation)

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    7.52 m textual records. – 17 photographs. – 3 slides. – 6 microfiche pages. – 2 VHS videocassettes. -- 4 3.5 inch floppy disks.

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    Robert “Bob” Hawkesworth earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta and a Master of Arts degree in Resources and the Environment from the University of Calgary before being elected to Calgary City Council as alderman for Ward 3. He remained in that position until elected to the Legislative Assembly as the Alberta New Democratic Party candidate for the Calgary Mountain View riding in 1986. Hawkesworth was re-elected in 1989 but was ultimately defeated in the 1993 election, ceding his seat to Mark Hlady of the Progressive Conservative Party.

    After his two terms as a Member of the Legislative Assembly, Hawkesworth returned to municipal politics in Calgary and was once again elected to Calgary City Council as alderman for Ward 4. He served in this position until 2010, when he stepped down in order to run an unsuccessful campaign for Calgary mayor.

    Bob Hawkesworth has served as a chair, co-chair, or member of several civic boards and committees including the Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services, the Standing Policy Committee on Utilities and Environment, the Disaster Services Committee, ENMAX Corporation Board, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. He also served as the president of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association from 2004 to 2007.

    Hawkesworth received the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Award for Excellence for outstanding service to municipal government in 1999. In 2000, he received the Calgary United Way Spirits of Gold Award for co-chairing the Calgary Homeless Initiative and in 2005 he was named by Alberta Venture Magazine as one of Alberta's 50 Most Influential People.

    Hawkesworth is currently a board member of C3 EnviroTech Solutions, an Alberta-based non-profit organization that encourages energy efficiency and alternative energy sources, and is a coordinator of the Municipal Change Action Centre in Alberta.

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    The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, press releases, audited financial statements, speech drafts and research materials regarding Bob Hawkesworth’s election campaigns for both provincial politics and the City of Calgary municipal council.

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    Records were stored by Robert Hawkesworth before being donated to the Provincial Archives.


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        The material is in English with some documents in Chinese.

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        Access Conditions: Some records are restricted.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        The City of Calgary, Corporate Records, Archives has the Alderman Bob Hawkesworth fonds.

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        Includes accessions PR2011.0004, PR2012.0392, and PR1993.0360.

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