Nafisa Bowen is a born-and-raised Edmontonian, a resident of Ward 5, and a dedicated community builder.
"My parents immigrated from opposite sides of the world and settled here in Edmonton where my sister and I were born. Like many immigrant families, we didn’t have a lot. We were working-class poor. What my parents did do was utilize City resources such as Community League programs, City parks for picnics, and all of the free public festivals. It was the community and City services that enriched my life beyond what my parents could offer us.
I am running because it has been a life-long dream to be a City Councillor and give back to the City that helped raise me".
Over 10 years working in the charitable sector with STARS Air Ambulance and the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation.
Over 20 years experience in small business management.
Dedicated to community building through volunteering as a board member with the Cultural Connections Institute - The Learning Exchange and the Tyson Parker Commitment to Life Society.