My name is Rami Said, your candidate for City Council in UpTown Waterloo. I’m a life-long resident of Waterloo, and I’m proud to call this city my home.

I have dedicated years of my life to serving our local community, much of that time with a heavy focus on our UpTown neighbourhoods and our core. As your candidate, I am prepared to take these experiences to the next level in answering the call to serve as your next UpTown Waterloo Councillor.

My experience stems both from entrepreneurship and community involvement in local organizations. Some of the organizations I am currently involved in are:

  • UpTown Vision Committee – Chair
    A committee of council with the directive of commenting on everything UpTown. This includes development, recreation, business, employment and more in pursuit of a prosperous core.
  • UpTown Waterloo’s Business Improvement Area Board of Directors – Board Member
    A board of directors working with our businesses to ensure a thriving and diverse core.
  • Button Factory Arts – Board member
    A non-profit, charitable organization, offering a diverse range of arts programming.
  • Patent Social – Founder
    A local business with the focus of bringing local performing arts and live music into the core.
  • Rotary Club of Waterloo – Member and Volunteer
    A group of dedicated local individuals looking to help better our community through understanding, networking and volunteerism.

Ensuring not only a thriving core, but also a thriving city, requires a variety of many acumens. As your councillor, I look to bring my experience in the arts, city development, economic development and business betterment to city hall. I believe as a resident, YES I am your neighbour (corner of Albert and Caroline), business owner (corner of Erb and Regina), and volunteer, I know what it takes to make us the best Waterloo we can be.

I look forward to meeting you at your door and discussing your individual ideas, thoughts, or concerns about our neighbourhoods as I work to gain your support and votes for election to city hall.

Rami Said