Barb Scott

Barb Scott was one of Calgary’s longest-serving alderman. She was elected to represent the citizens of Ward 8 in 1971 and was subsequently re-elected seven times. (City of Calgary)

Longtime Calgary alderman Barb Scott has died.

She was first elected in 1971 in Ward 8 and served on city council for 24 years.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi said the communities Scott represented benefited from her vision and drive.

"Even after retirement, she continued building our city through acting as a citizenship judge and, in her later years, organizing community cafes in her neighbourhood," he said.

"I strongly believe that it is important we honour great Calgarians when they are still with us, so it was an honour to name Calgary’s newest park in the Beltline ‘Barb Scott Park.'"

He added that she was an inspiration and that her commitment, passion and dedication to the citizens of Calgary will continue to inspire even after her passing.

Scott was 83.