Brian Bowman has the ability to turn vision into action, and that has created many positive changes for Winnipeg!
Prior to entering the race for mayor, Brian was instrumental, as the Chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, in launching the Winnipeg BOLD Initiative. This community driven think tank brought about the creation of YES!Winnipeg, The World Trade Centre, and the Centralia Conference (that showcased Winnipeg to 600 companies from 30 countries).
As a national leader in the emerging fields of social media, access to information, and privacy law, Brian used his role as a partner at one of Winnipeg’s top law firms to protect victims of cyber-bullying and for the protection of individuals personal rights.
As the Chair of the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), Brian led a vision that saw an increase in visibility and accessibility for the WAG. This resulted in greater programming for school children and a variety of non-profit community partners. This vision also helped the organization continue to see strong surpluses and greater overall community engagement.
Brian has also served many other community not-for-profits that include Ka Ni Kanichihk and the Manitoba Naturalists Society. He has also served as President of the University of Manitoba Alumni Association, and he has assisted the Certified General Accountants Association of Manitoba.
His real passion is to make Winnipeg work better for its citizens. A stronger Winnipeg is a city that is open and transparent, that has better infrastructure, stronger and safer communities, and a real long-term economic plan.
Brian grew up in a working-class family here in Winnipeg. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Adv) in history and political studies from the University of Manitoba, and a Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Toronto.
A husband, father and devoted dad, Brian and his wife Tracy are the proud parents of Hayden and Austin. Brian and his family regularly enjoy trips to the BDI, Bomber and Jets games, and spending time outdoors with their family dog, Indiana, in the city’s many beautiful parks.
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