Al Duerr

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Alfred Herman Duerr
34th Mayor of Calgary
In office
October 23, 1989 – October 22, 2001
Preceded by Donald Adam Hartman
Succeeded by Dave Bronconnier
Personal details
Born 1951 (age 62–63)
Humboldt, Saskatchewan
Spouse(s) Kit Chan

Alfred (Al) Herman Duerr (born in 1951 in Humboldt, Saskatchewan) is a former Canadian politician who served as the 34th Mayor of Calgary, Alberta from 1989 to 2001, and a city alderman from 1983 to 1989. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Emergo Projects International, and serves on the board of directors for two other companies in Calgary.[1] He is a member of the Community and Partners Advisory Committee of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta.[2]

Duerr attended the University of Saskatchewan and graduated with a degree in Urban Geography and Regional Urban Development and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Haskayne School of the University of Calgary.[3]

He served two terms as an Alderman in Calgary before being elected mayor in 1989.[4] Duerr served for four terms as Calgary's mayor, leaving office in 2001, and was one of the most popular mayors in the city's history.[1] His conciliatory, managerial style and likeable personality made him well respected.[5]

Duerr is married to Kit Chan, and has two children.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Executive Profile: Al H. Duerr". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Representatives of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta". Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  3. ^ "Board of Directors". Fortis Alberta. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  4. ^ "Board of Directors". Rocky Mountaineer. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  5. ^ Braid, Don (2010-09-15). "Former Calgary mayor Al Duerr speaks out on social issues". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  6. ^ Berenyi, Valerie (2009-03-06). "Carly Duerr prefers scientific approach". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
Preceded by
Donald Adam Hartman
Mayor of Calgary
Succeeded by
Dave Bronconnier