Episode 5.06 – Cathy Taylor – Executive Director of the Ontario Non-Profit Network

Cathy (she/her) has been a member of the ONN team since June 2012. Throughout her 20 years working in the nonprofit sector, including as the founding Executive Director of the Volunteer Centre of Guelph/Wellington, she has been passionate about collaboration and leadership in the sector. Cathy works with sector colleagues from across Ontario and Canada, asContinue reading “Episode 5.06 – Cathy Taylor – Executive Director of the Ontario Non-Profit Network”

Episode 5.05 – Megan Stacey – City Hall Reporter the London Free Press

Megan Stacey is the city hall reporter at The London Free Press. When not live-tweeting political debates or covering local government decisions, she also writes about social issues. She’s picked up Ontario Newspaper Awards for reporting on healthcare serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer, as well as the explosion that rocked London’s Old East Village. She lives in LondonContinue reading “Episode 5.05 – Megan Stacey – City Hall Reporter the London Free Press”

Episode 5.04 – Mayor Dan Mathieson – Mayor Stratford Ontario

Dan Mathieson is in his fifth term as Mayor of the City of Stratford and has sat on municipal council since 1995.   He is past Chair of the Ontario Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC), Past Chair of Kings University College at Western University, Chair of the Stratford Police Services Board, a member of the BoardContinue reading “Episode 5.04 – Mayor Dan Mathieson – Mayor Stratford Ontario”

Episode 5.03 – Mayor Alison Warwick – Mayor of Thames Centre/Warden of Middlesex County

Alison has always had a strong interest in rural economic development and local tourism. She started her own business Warwick Equestrian Development Inc. in 1997. As an equine Canada certified coach she taught for many years as well as running a large boarding business and hosting annual horse shows. Alison also was a 4 H horse clubContinue reading “Episode 5.03 – Mayor Alison Warwick – Mayor of Thames Centre/Warden of Middlesex County”

Episode 5.02 – Dr. Zachary Spicer

Zachary Spicer is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration at York University. He was previously the Director of Research and Outreach with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, an Assistant Professor at Brock University and a Senior Policy Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. AContinue reading “Episode 5.02 – Dr. Zachary Spicer”

Episode 5.01 – Aldo DiCarlo – Mayor of Amherstburg

Aldo DiCarlo (Born: October 26th, 1967) Personal Information Education Employment Elected/Appointed Roles A teaser below here the full conversation Thursday at 7pm To frame the conversation below are some topic areas.The first half of the show is standardized (more or less) with each guest talking through these themes. The second half of the show isContinue reading “Episode 5.01 – Aldo DiCarlo – Mayor of Amherstburg”

Episode 4.04 – Stephen Mackenzie – President and CEO of Invest Windsor-Essex

Stephen MacKenzie is the President and CEO of Invest WindsorEssex responsible for advancing economic development to grow and sustain prosperity in Southwest Ontario, Canada. He has spent 27 years in economic development organizations in Connecticut, Nova Scotia and now Ontario. Prior to joining IWE, he served as the Executive Director of the Southeastern Connecticut EnterpriseContinue reading “Episode 4.04 – Stephen Mackenzie – President and CEO of Invest Windsor-Essex”

Episode 4.03 – Susan Foxton Mayor of North Dumfries Township

After serving 14 years as Councillor for Ward 1 in North Dumfries, I entered the race for mayor and was elected in 2014.  Seeking re-election in 2018, I was once again successful in confirming my place as mayor of North Dumfries and Region of Waterloo Councillor for the 2018 to 2022 term. I believe inContinue reading “Episode 4.03 – Susan Foxton Mayor of North Dumfries Township”

Episode 4.02 – Al Strathdee Mayor of St Marys

Al Strathdee was first elected Mayor in 2014 and is now serving his second term. He is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, with an Honours BA in History and Political Science and also is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Education. Al is a business  small operator and hasContinue reading “Episode 4.02 – Al Strathdee Mayor of St Marys”

Episode 4.01 – Mayor Gary McNamara – Mayor the Town of Tecumseh and Warden Essex County

Born and raised in Cornwall, Ontario, Mayor McNamara and his family have called Tecumseh home since 1981. After working at Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. as a Power Engineer for 28 years, Gary retired in 2011. He has been married to Heather for 47 years, is the father of two grown sons, and proud grandfatherContinue reading “Episode 4.01 – Mayor Gary McNamara – Mayor the Town of Tecumseh and Warden Essex County”