Today, the City of Calgary recognized past Calgary Police Commission Chair Brian Thiessen with a Calgary Award for Citizen of the Year. The Calgary Awards are the City’s official citizen recognition program celebrating Calgarians for their outstanding achievements and significant contributions to making our city a better place to live.
As Chair of the Commission and a member of the Calgary Police Foundation board, Brian brought an uncompromising vision and showed courage by using his voice to represent the views of his community.
His contributions have been significant and set the foundation for a safe and resilient community for many years into the future. Brian carried the ball forward on efforts to improve diversity and gender equity within CPS and on the Commission and redefined expectations for openness and inclusive decision-making in Calgary’s biggest and most important public institution.
Focused on the important work at hand, the Commission will keep pressing forward with changes needed to improve trust between CPS and the community.