Jack Ashton was born in Edmonton, Alberta and has spent the majority of his life raising his family and enjoying the city he loves. A graduate of both the University of Alberta and NAIT, Jack has had the opportunity throughout his career to combine his passions for architecture, sport, and wildlife ecology into his roles at the City of Edmonton.
Early on in his career, after an unsuccessful pursuit of a career in Zoology, Jack proved there is no lost learning in life when his understanding and training in animal behaviour and habitat knowledge contributed to a successful revitalization project of the Edmonton Valley Zoo.
Jack is currently a General Supervisor with the City of Edmonton, Facility Infrastructure Delivery Branch, Integrated Infrastructure Services Department. He oversees the Liveability Portfolio which consists of the Libraries & Sustainable Development and Citizen Services projects. He remains involved with his most defining career project, the Rogers Place Arena. Jack began the Rogers Place Arena project as the Project Leadership Team was awarding the Guaranteed Maximum Price contract at the commencement of the construction phase. Jack played an instrumental role on the Project Leadership Team representing the City of Edmonton.
He is a strong believer in lifelong professional development and learning and is an avid supporter of his team mates pursuing the same.
Jack is a member of PMI and PMINAC since 2011