|Edmonton City Councillor Ward 11|
October 29, 2013
|Preceded by||Kerry Diotte|
|Edmonton City Councillor Ward 5|
Serving with Bryan Anderson
|Preceded by||Larry Langley|
|Succeeded by||Don Iveson|
April 27, 1965 |
|Alma mater||University of Alberta|
Nickel was born in Edmonton and attended the University of Alberta, earning a bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1989 and a master's degree. During his time at university, Nickel served as President of the University of Alberta Students' Union from 1985 to 1986 and was active in the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
In 1995, Nickel was a founding member of the Edmonton Stickmen, a group of young businessmen who were critical of then-mayor Jan Reimer for what they saw as anti-business policies. Reimer was defeated in that election by Bill Smith, against whom Nickel ran unsuccessfully in the 1998 and 2001 municipal elections, finishing second and third respectively.
In 2004, Nickel was elected to Edmonton's city council from Ward 5. On City Council, he developed a reputation for opposing tax increases, Councilor pay increases, and a wide variety of regulation that he saw as interfering with the ability of businesspeople to make a living. He sought a second term in the 2007 election, but was defeated by Don Iveson and finished third of four candidates.
In the October 2013 election, Nickel was elected as the councillor of Ward 11 and Iveson was elected mayor of Edmonton.
- The AMAZing Maze for Y.E.S.S (Youth Empowerment and Support Services)
Mike Nickel is an avid supported of YESS. Each October he creates a maze made out of cardboard boxes in City Hall for children ages 6–12, while accepting donations for YESS. Please visit The AMAZing Maze for YESS this October 17–31
- Front Yards in Bloom Council Champion 2013–Present
2015- Over 4000 nominations were received, making this year the most successful yet!
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