Platform Speech for Ward 3 with YEGnation

YEG Nation Video Edmonton Elections: John Oplanich:

YEGnation has posted an article about John Oplanich at:
https://www.yegnation.com/single-post/2017/10/09/John-Oplanich-“The-Name-You-Know”.

John has many things to say about the North Side and Ward 3, from the crumbling sidewalks in newer neighborhoods to the road conditions. Oplanich has been a land developer since 1988, and wants to bring his experience in to help revitalize Ward 3. He has many plans for the City including reviewing standard work hours, tax structure, and empowering community leagues.

Oplanich has his sights set wide on issues such as accountability for missed promises, more attractive tax structures for businesses to invest in Edmonton, and bringing back The City Of Champions. He is engrained into the community of Ward 3 and wants to be an advocate for the hardworking constituents and diverse culture of his ward.

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John Oplanich

John Oplanich was born and raised in the Wild Rose Province of Alberta. John grew up on the north side of Edmonton. For the past 30 years he has lived in Castle Downs in the Baturyn community with his wife Elizabeth and three children Michael, Natalie and Ariana. John spent 23 great years in the pharmaceutical industry working with one of the largest companies in the world based in Montreal and Paris, France. John is an excellent communicator who is outstanding at building relationships. He knows what the words “hard work” and “dedication” really mean. Learning first hand from his immigrant blue collar parent’s from Croatia and Italy. He has carried these same ambitions with him into the world of real estate as a Land Developer in North Edmonton and has become a very keen investor in the Valley of the Sun - Arizona. John Oplanich is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in private sector corporate business management in various industries including real estate. Mr. Oplanich is fluent in Italian. John spent 5 years as a volunteer (Health Council) with Capital Health (Alberta Health Services) between 1999 and 2004. He was recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation for 5 years of service as a volunteer (Health Council) with Capital Health (Alberta Health Services) between 1999 and 2004. He has also enjoyed volunteering coaching over the years. He calls himself the “best gate keeper in hockey.” John spent his early years of schooling at St. Angela’s Catholic Elementary School and Sir John Thompson Junior High School. He graduated high school from St. Joseph High School in 1979. John then went on to the University of Alberta where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. His interests are economics, urban planning and health care. John is a strong believer in education and believes everyone should try that institution of higher learning once. His key concerns are Education, the Economy, the Environment and the wasteful spending which translates into more then ever taxes for Albertans. Never shy to share his ideas and successes with people he meets. He is looking forward to meeting many of his friends and neighbours in Ward 3 campaigning for City Council. Many of you probably remember John Oplanich during the City of Edmonton Civic Elections 2010 and Provincial Elections in 2012.

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