Al Duerr

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Alfred Herman Duerr
34th Mayor of Calgary
In office
October 23, 1989 – October 22, 2001
Preceded byDonald Adam Hartman
Succeeded byDave Bronconnier
Personal details
Born (1951-01-29) January 29, 1951 (age 69)
Humboldt, Saskatchewan
Spouse(s)Kit Chan

Alfred Herman "Al" Duerr (born January 29, 1951) is a Canadian former politician who served as the 34th Mayor of Calgary, Alberta from 1989 to 2001, and a city alderman from 1983 to 1989.[1] He is the Chief Executive Officer of Emergo Projects International, and serves on the board of directors for two other companies in Calgary.[2] He is a member of the Community and Partners Advisory Committee of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta.[3]

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 Business at the University of Calgary.[4]

He served two terms as an Alderman in Calgary before being elected mayor in 1989.[5] 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.[2] His conciliatory, managerial style and likeable personality made him well respected.[6]

Duerr is married to Kit Chan, and has two children.[7]


  1. ^ Duerr focuses on family: Emotional mayor ready for `unknown': [Final Edition] Heyman, David. Calgary Herald [Calgary, Alta] 30 May 2001: B1 / FRONT.
  2. ^ a b "Executive Profile: Al H. Duerr". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
  3. ^ "Representatives of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta". Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
  4. ^ "Board of Directors". Fortis Alberta. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
  5. ^ "Board of Directors". Rocky Mountaineer. Retrieved 2010-10-30.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Braid, Don (2010-09-15). "Former Calgary mayor Al Duerr speaks out on social issues". Calgary Herald. Retrieved 2010-10-30.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Berenyi, Valerie (2009-03-06). "Carly Duerr prefers scientific approach". Calgary Herald. Archived from the original on 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
Preceded by
Donald Adam Hartman
Mayor of Calgary
Succeeded by
Dave Bronconnier