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MLA for Calgary-Buffalo
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The Honourable Joe Ceci was elected to his third term in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on May 29, 2023. He represents the constituency of Calgary-Buffalo (previously he represented Calgary-Fort).
MLA Ceci previously served as the Deputy Chair of the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship and was a member of the Select Special Democratic Accountability Committee and of the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices.
During his first term, MLA Ceci served as President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance.
Prior to serving with the Legislative Assembly, MLA Ceci worked as a public policy manager with a community-based charitable organization in Calgary. Previous to this, he served as a city of Calgary alderman for 15 years. From 1988 to 1995 he worked as a community social worker with the city of Calgary, and from 1981 to 1987 he provided family counselling services for a number of organizations.
His extensive community involvement has spanned more than 30 years and has included chairing the board of directors for the Folk Festival Society of Calgary and serving as a board member for both Habitat for Humanity and Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth.
Recognition for his community service includes a lifetime achievement award for advocacy from the Family and Community Support Services Association, a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal, an Alberta centennial medal and nomination for a leadership award from the Alberta College of Social Workers.
He holds a bachelor of social work degree from the University of Western Ontario and a master of social work from the University of Calgary.
Among MLA Ceci’s many accomplishments is a published work entitled Breaking the Cycle, which ran in Alberta Views magazine.
He and his wife, Christine, call Calgary home.
He was the 838th Member to be sworn into the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.