About | David Climenhaga

David Climenhaga is a communicator, educator and journalist.

Over the years he has worked as an editor and reporter on such national and regional newspapers as the Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald. He has worked with young people as a university and technical-school teacher. He is communications director of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees.

He holds a Masters Degree from his work examining the demise of regional planning in Alberta – the effects of which are something St. Albert residents are very familiar with. Some people may also remember his book from the mid-nineties: A Poke in the Public Eye, a humourous, down-to-earth look at Canadian journalists, public relations people and politicians.

For the past four years, David has taught an introduction to journalism course at the King’s University College, a private Christian university in Edmonton. In previous years, he taught journalism and Canadian government courses at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

His passion is giving back to the community. David currently serves on the Boards of the Aspen Foundation for Labour Education and the May Week Labour Arts Festival. He has also served on the board of the Moravian Church’s Van-Es Camp and Conference Centre and on Grant MacEwan College’s Journalism Advisory Committee.

David lives with his wife Luanne and daughters Katie and Lily in St. Albert’s old Lacombe Park neighbourhood.

He and Lily, his younger daughter, are active students at the Desa School of Karate in St. Albert, where both of them have earned first-degree black belts.


David Climenhaga | Candidate for St. Albert City Council