So far, we've been divvying up topics as they arise (and, boy, do they ever flood in!). I've become very familiar with a lot of the community-led groups who are pushing for positive change in the ward as well as the LRT and developments. I'll be handling the Planning Committee file for the office, which means I'm logging lots of face time with city planners, private developers and interested residents.
In the first few weeks, I’ve been known as the snow, sidewalk, parking and tree girl. But in the new year I’ll also be working on all matters relating to Jeff’s work at City Hall other than Planning Committee matters. So I'll deal with Jeff's other Committee work on Environment, Transit, IT, Film and TV, and Crime Prevention Ottawa.
Background / previous work:
Most recently, I was an immigration and policy officer for the Australian Government, and spent a time working as Departmental Liaison Officer in the office of the federal Minister for Multicultural Affairs at Parliament House in Canberra.