Who is Mark Prebble?
Mark was raised in Nutana and has since been a long time resident of Ward 6. Mark has a strong connection to its people and local businesses, a fond appreciation of the uniqueness of the community and a deep understanding of neighbourhood issues. Mark attended the University of Saskatchewan where he studied economics, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration.
Mark has been involved with various community associations within our ward over the last decade, including in his current position as President-Elect of Varsity View Community Association. In 2015, Mark became a founding Board member of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society’s (SES) Solar Co-operative, the first renewable power co-operative in Saskatchewan. The co-op, now with more than 140 local members, has demonstrated opportunities for expanded solar power generation in Saskatoon, while empowering individuals and community to become part of our local energy enterprise. Mark also volunteers with Camp Circle of Friends, a camp for children aged 5-18 affected by cancer. It is an organization that he and his wife Lindsay, a Registered Pediatric Nurse at Royal University Hospital, have been closely involved with for the past 8 years.
Mark has participated in a wide number of consultations in our Ward, including on the development and implementation of various Local Area Plans (LAPs) and those relating to the City of Saskatoon’s Infill Guidelines Strategy. He also took part in the Saskatchewan Citizens’ Hearings on Climate Change and contributed to city consultations in the creation of its now completed Growth and Active Transportation plans (Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon).
Mark is a local realtor, specializing in promoting environmentally sustainable design, energy efficiency, and the importance of walkable communities. Mark has also served with Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Partnership, an organization dedicated to research in best practices in housing and expanding creative and affordable home options for residents in Saskatoon. During his time in the housing industry, Mark has developed a diverse network of colleagues at the U of S, in local business, arts and culture, and in Saskatoon’s healthcare and environmental communities. In his spare time, Mark is an avid rower, musician, runner and kayaker.
With your support, Mark is excited to bring his knowledge of the local community, his commitment to public
service, insights gained from his world travel, progressive values and fresh ideas to Council this October. Mark looks forward to earning your trust and support in advancing the priorities of our residents, and in building a more livable, environmentally sustainable, people-friendly and inclusive city – one with better transit, creative housing solutions, an innovative economy, and vibrant neighbourhoods that all residents share and are supported in.