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Meet Marie Lauer

Marie‘s life has always been about two things – family and community. Marie grew up in a small town, where her father owned a family business, was Mayor, was instrumental in building the first golf club house and the first rodeo grounds. Early on Marie learned that we all have a duty to help each other as much as we can and to build community.

In 1984 Marie met her future husband. In 1988, they were married and this year celebrate their 29th anniversary. Stacey and Marie have two daughters, Alison & Erika. Marie’s professional life has always revolved around her family. Throughout the years she worked in positions that allowed her to challenge herself personally, add to the family income, while always having the flexibility to be with her children – she took her mom’s advice to enjoy the moments before the kids were grown.

Marie’s first volunteer role was at the age of 17 and she has volunteered continuously since then. She always involved her family in volunteer activities. Stacey and Marie worked side by side when implementing volunteer appreciation events, the Cooper’s Carnival and The Airdrie 2014 Alberta Summer Games – to name a few. In addition, Stacey’s business has been a supporter of many of these same volunteer activities and events as well as larger community projects such as Genesis Place and the Airdrie FoodBank.

Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.

Marie believes Airdrie is at a critical place in its growth and she can see the potential that Airdrie has to be an even greater City. Marie has a vision for Airdrie as a vibrant community with well-planned community facilities and spaces that meet the needs of all residents, contribute to Airdrie’s sense of community and contribute to our city’s economic prosperity. Marie believes our community’s growth must be built on a foundation of community collaboration, inclusion and engagement. Marie wholeheartedly agrees with Jane Jacobs: “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” The Death and Life of Great American Cities.