Titling his speech “Calgary’s Comeback”, Jeromy Farkas aims to engage Calgarians in what the future of the city looks like. His primary commitments are that of financial responsibility, accountability, transparency and integrity. He believes that a vital avenue in which Calgarians can succeed is through advocating for entrepreneurs.
Jeromy Farkas was born and raised in the Calgary community of Dover. He began his post-secondary career at the University of Calgary where he held various positions. These positions include roles within the areas of: New Media Researcher, Communications Database, Special Projects, Research Team Lead and Executive Administrator. Jeromy would conclude his studies with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science and Government. He remains a consistent figure within the university as a Volunteer Mentor for the Scholars Academy.
Jeromy’s professional career began in 2013 when he held the position of Senior Fellow at the Manning Foundation for Democratic Education until 2016. Since 2017, he has been serving his first term as City Councillor of Ward 11 in Calgary. Within City Hall, Jeromy hopes to increase the level of responsible spending, lower taxes through innovation and reduce regulations for entrepreneurs. Recently, he has championed ending the transition allowance, retirement bonuses and mayor’s double pension and the freezing property taxes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Building off his experience at the University of Calgary, Jeromy is also a small business owner which focuses on finance and data analysis.
Jeromy also boasts five publications in the Calgary Herald in the years 2015 and 2016. In his spare time, he enjoys all things outdoors, is an avid cyclist and Ironman competitor.