On Dec. 12, 1921, Izena Ross designed history when she became Edmonton’s very first feminine town councillor.
In the past 100 several years, only 30 gals have adopted in her footsteps and only a person girl has at any time been elected mayor: Jan Reimer in 1989.
The Seeking for Izena podcast project aims to uncover her story and individuals of the other scarce ladies at city corridor.
“[Ross] was the very first girl to sit on Edmonton town council, and but, we have so little facts at the ready about her,” mentioned Ward 5 Coun. Sarah Hamilton.
“At the heart of it, we hear — I listen to, at minimum — that we want additional girls in politics.”
The challenge is structured by YWCA Edmonton, Parity YEG and present-day and previous Edmonton town councillors.
Looking for Izena is a regular monthly podcast that