Joined Council in 2016
Born in Saskatoon, Councillor Andrew Boschman grew up in communities all across Saskatchewan before his family settled in Regina when he was 10. Although he moved to Red Deer after graduating high school, Saskatchewan called him back, and he launched his own successful business in Regina in 2007. When they decided to start a family in 2011, Andrew and his wife began looking all over Regina and surrounding area to find the perfect place to raise their children, a daughter who is now 7, and a son who is now 3. They realized that every time they visited White City, kids were everywhere, safe, happy and active, running around outside. It looked to them like a fantastic place to raise a family, and as the kids have grown, they know they were right.
Andrew’s mind was on his own young family, and the families of his friends and neighbours, when he decided to run for Council in 2016. He knew that the parks and amenities that attract young families aren’t just part of White City’s tremendous growth, they’re the reason for it. Like many of his fellow councillors, Andrew wants to see White City continue to grow residentially and commercially, without sacrificing the sense of community and feelings of tranquility that make it such a special place. He sees projects like the outdoor rink as a way of both growing and keeping the community spirit healthy and well.
Thinking of both today and tomorrow, Andrew would like to see more multi-family dwellings for long-term residents who are looking to downsize from their family homes without leaving White City, and more recreational and educational facilities for the young people growing up in the community. He sees a unique challenge in making sure the town’s amenities keep pace with its growth, while ensuring that tax rates don’t grow with it.
When Andrew is not working with Council or overseeing his business, which expanded to Red Deer in 2014, he loves telling his children to “Go outside and play!” and knowing they’re safe to do so.