Biography

Kim Krushell is an Edmonton City Councillor serving the residents of Ward 2 since first being elected to the position in 2004. For the past 11 years and counting, she has proudly called the area she represents “home.”

She earned her Master's degree in Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta, and during that time was elected President of the Graduate Student's Association. As well, she obtained undergraduate degrees in Political Science and History from Southern Oregon University.

During her undergraduate studies, Kim had the amazing opportunity to study at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea for a year. It was there she met her husband Jay, an exchange student from the University of Alberta.

In her professional life, Kim has worked in politics specializing in the area of communications and as a Librarian. She gained a lot of insight into the workings of Edmonton City Hall when she took a political position as an Executive Assistant with former Edmonton City Councillor Larry Langley.

During her three terms on City Council, Kim has been involved on numerous Council Boards and Committees and led a number of Council Initiatives including the founding of Edmonton's Next Gen Committee, Council lead on the Communities in Bloom Initiative, Chair of Donate-A-Ride, and Chair of the City Centre Land Redevelopment Stakeholder Committee.

Currently, she is also a Vice-President for Edmonton on the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association, as well as Chair of the Investment Committee.

Before being elected, she was very active in the community serving on the Prince Rupert Community League Board, Past President of the Junior League of Edmonton, and as a Board Member on the Glenrose Hospital Foundation.

When Kim isn’t busy being a dedicated public servant and speaking out on the issues that most directly affect residents of Ward 2 and all of Edmonton, she is an avid science fiction and murder mystery reader, and enjoys watching films, jogging, and skiing with her husband and their son, Alex.