Honourable Joe Ceci – MLA for Calgary-Fort

We
pray today for Hon Mr. Joe Ceci as he represents Calgary-Fort. Give him
everything he needs and requires for the tasks ahead of him as he serves in the
Premiers cabinet. We are grateful for the sacrifices he has made working in
this position and pray for health and strength. We pray that he would sense
your presence as he goes about his work today as Minister of Finance. Bless him
and keep him in your loving care. Amen

President of Treasury Board and Minister of
Finance

Joe
Ceci was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, representing the
constituency of Calgary-Fort, on May 5, 2015. He was appointed to serve as
President of Treasury Board and Minister of Finance on May 24, 2015.

Prior
to serving with the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Ceci worked as a public policy
manager with a community-based charitable organization in Calgary. Previous to
this, he served as a city of Calgary alderman for 15 years. From 1988 to 1995
he worked as a community social worker with the city of Calgary, and from 1981
to 1987 he provided family counselling services for a number of organizations.

Mr.
Ceci’s extensive community involvement has spanned more than 30 years and has
included chairing the board of directors for the Folk Festival Society of
Calgary and serving as a board member for both Habitat for Humanity and Calgary
Bridge Foundation for Youth.

Recognition
for his community service includes a lifetime achievement award for advocacy
from the Family and Community Support Services Association, a Queen’s Diamond
Jubilee medal, an Alberta centennial medal and nomination for a leadership
award from the Alberta College of Social Workers.

He
holds a bachelor of social work from the University of Western Ontario and a
master of social work from the University of Calgary.

Among
Mr. Ceci’s many accomplishments is a published work entitled Breaking the
Cycle, which ran in Alberta Views magazine.

He
and his wife, Christine, call Calgary home.