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Bryan Anderson (politician)

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Bryan Anderson
Edmonton City Councillor Ward 9
In office
Preceded byNew ward
Succeeded byTim Cartmell
Edmonton City Councillor Ward 5
In office
Preceded byBrent Maitson
Succeeded byWard abolished
Personal details
Born(1942-07-05)July 5, 1942
Balcarres, Saskatchewan, Canada
DiedSeptember 4, 2020(2020-09-04) (aged 78)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
ChildrenFour daughters
Alma materUniversity of Saskatchewan

Bryan Kent Anderson (July 5, 1942 – September 4, 2020) was a Canadian politician in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He was first elected to the Edmonton City Council in 1998 representing Ward 5. He was re-elected in 2001, 2004, and 2007. In 2010 the wards were renumbered, and Anderson was re-elected to the new Ward 9 in 2010 and 2013.

Before entering politics Anderson was a high school football and basketball coach for 34 years. As head coach, Anderson brought his teams to 38 city finals and won about 20 championships. He was inducted into the Alberta Schools' Athletics Association hall of fame in April 2010 in honor of his high school coaching career.[1]

As a city councillor Anderson pushed for the building of recreation centres, arenas, and other sports facilities to encourage a more active and healthy lifestyle for Edmonton residents.[2] Not everyone agreed with Bryan Anderson's strong approach and promotion of city-use chemicals to control a wide-spread dandelion seed problem in Edmonton, a plant that later became protected from city spraying.[3]

Anderson died in the morning of September 4, 2020 at the age of 78.[4][5]


  1. ^ Edmonton Sun, April 14, 2010
  2. ^ Edmonton Sun, October 26, 2009[usurped]
  3. ^ "Councillor Bryan Anderson wants the city to do more to control Edmonton dandelion explosion | Edmonton Journal".
  4. ^ "Former Edmonton city councillor and recreation advocate Bryan Anderson dies at 78 | Edmonton Journal".
  5. ^ "Former Edmonton city councillor Bryan Anderson passes away - Edmonton | Globalnews.ca".