Tayyab Parvez is running for the Grande Prairie UCP nomination taking place on April 3rd. Parvez is an engineer who was born and raised in Calgary, and has lived in Grande Prairie for the last five years.
Parvez says the City of Grande Prairie has shown him how unique the concept of togetherness is and how much it means to work together.
“I have never seen a community so dedicated and passionate about public service; the way they work together and how close-knit the community is that is what brings me to Grande Prairie.”
Parvez has been working in the oil and gas industry for more than a decade. He believes that his professional experience and political and volunteering experiences make him a well-rounded candidate.
“I have worked in Grande Prairie and witnessed firsthand the critical significance of the energy sector to our province. It is the backbone of our economy, employing thousands of individuals and contributing billions of dollars to our GDP. I understand the energy sector, from how to get our oil to key markets, to why certain projects aren’t getting sanctioned; I want to add value and continue to remove the red tape and be a strong voice for our energy sector.”
Parvez is also the founder of the Peace Association of Grande Prairie, a non-profit organization that helps the community by donating food, providing services like grooming services, food, and new clothing.
People in the Grande Prairie constituency holding a UCP membership can vote to nominate one candidate on April 3rd. The other candidates running are Nolan Dyck, Larry Gibson, and Gladys Blackmore. Incumbent Tracy Allard is not running for reelection.