Below are the latest episodes of Council Conversations! Each podcast has an accompanying blog post with information on the guest, their community and links to the topic items and data that was discussed. You can subscribe and download Council Conversations at your favourite podcast platform.
A discussion of my thoughts on Season 2 and a tease of Season 3 You can follow support Council Conversations on the following platforms.Twitter: https://twitter.com/SwoCouncilFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/SWOCouncilSupport on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/SWOCouncilWatcherLike or rate and leave a comment on your favourite podcast platform.Please like and comment where you get your podcasts! Music notesDeadly Roulette by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3625-deadly-rouletteLicense: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
Darrin’s passion is giving back to the great community he lives in. Besides co-chairing the 2018 International Plowing Match, Darrin is the past Chair of Mainstreet Credit Union, past Chair of Entegrus Inc., past co-chair of the United Way Campaign, past Director of the CKHA and past Chair of the Prosperity Roundtable. Darrin was firstContinue reading “Episode 2.11 – Mayor Darrin Canniff of Municipality of Chatham-Kent”
Sarah grew up in the City of St. Thomas. She has a husband Theo and two sons – Alex and Nathaniel. Sarah has a BSc. Biology from the University of Waterloo and a MSc. Geography (Environmental Science) from Western University. Over the years, Sarah has worked for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Imperial OilContinue reading “Episode 2.10 – Sarah Emons Councillor the Township of Southwold”
Gary Kaschak was born and raised in the City of Windsor. As a lifetime resident of the city’s east end, Gary has come to know Ward 8 and the City of Windsor very well. He began his schooling at Coronation Grade School before graduating from W F Herman Secondary School. He continued on to post-secondaryContinue reading “Episode 2.09 – Councillor Gary Kaschak – Ward 8 Councillor in the City of Windsor”
Born and raised in Leamington, Hilda MacDonald was elected Mayor of theMunicipality of Leamington on October 22, 2018. Mayor MacDonald servedas Leamington’s Deputy Mayor for one term and as a LeamingtonCouncillor for two terms. Mayor MacDonald sits on Essex County Council,and serves on many local boards as well as the Association ofMunicipalities of Ontario (AMO)Continue reading “Episode 2.08 – Mayor Hilda MacDonald from the Municipality of Leamington”
The Head Coach since 2012, Stephen has been with Libro since 1988. He spearheaded the combination with United Communities Credit Union in 2013 while focusing on economic development in southwestern Ontario, while enabling and ensuring outstanding customer satisfaction levels. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor, and an Executive MBA from theContinue reading “Episode 2.07 – Stephen Bolton – CEO Libro Credit Union”
Aina DeViet, was elected Mayor of Middlesex Centre in 2018 having served on Council since 2010 and County Council since 2016. In 2018, Aina was also elected to the Board of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) and appointed as a County representative to the Board of Health (currently MLHU Vice-Chair, and Finance andContinue reading “Episode 2.06 – Mayor Aina DeViet of Middlesex Centre”
Sworn in as the city councillor for Ward 4 on 1 December 2014. He was re-elected in 2018 and is serving his second term on city council. He served as Deputy Mayor for two years, ending my term in Dec 2020. As a city councillor representing Ward 4 he considers his role as a legislator,Continue reading “Episode 2.05 – Councillor Jesse Helmer Ward 4 Councillor City of London Ontario”
Josh Morgan is the Deputy Mayor of the City of London. He is an active member of the London community and was first elected to London City Council as Councillor for Ward 7 on October 27, 2014. He was re-elected to a second term on October 22, 2018 with support from 75% of voters. HeContinue reading “Episode 2.04 – Deputy Mayor of London Josh Morgan”
Kelly Elliott is the Deputy Mayor for the Municipality of Thames Centre, as well as Councillor with Middlesex County. She is a member of the Women’s Caucus of Middlesex County Council, Director with both the Ontario Good Roads Association and Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Board Member of the Middlesex-London Health Unit. She sits onContinue reading “Episode 2.03 – Deputy Mayor Kelly Elliot of Thames Centre”
Zachary Spicer is the Director of Research and Outreach with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC). He holds a PhD in Political Science from The University of Western Ontario and began his career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Brock University after completing post-doctoral fellowships at the UniversityContinue reading “Episode 2.02 – Dr. Zachary Spicer”
Mike Moffatt is the Senior Director of policy and innovation at the Smart Prosperity Institute and an Assistant Professor in the Business, Economics and Public Policy group at Ivey Business School, Western University. In 2017, Mike was the Chief Innovation Fellow for the Government of Canada, advising Deputy Ministers on innovation policy and emerging trends.Continue reading “Episode 2.01 – Dr. Mike Moffatt”
In this prologue for Season 2, I thank all of the participants in Season 1. Share some of what I have learned and hope to improve. I announce I have launched Patreon so if you want bonus content, input on future conversations or just to support this work there is now a way to doContinue reading “Episode 2.0 Prologue”
Armine Yalnizyan is the Atkinson Foundation’s Fellow on the Future of Workers. She served as Senior Economic Policy Advisor for the Deputy Minister at Employment and Social Development Canada from 2018 to 2019. She helped lead the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Inequality Project from 2008 to 2017, and provided weekly business commentaries on CBC radio andContinue reading “Episode 1.07 – Armine Yalnizyan – Atkinson Foundation Fellow on the Future of Workers”
Nathan is a director/owner of Storyboard Solutions, Refined Fool Brewing Company (author note: really good beer), Burger Rebellion and Cafe Mexico and city councillor for the City of Sarnia. You can follow Nathan on Social Media on Facebook and Twitter Hold for full episode To frame the conversation below are some topic areas. The firstContinue reading “Episode 1.06 – Councillor Nathan Colquhoun of Sarnia”
I am pleased to be joined today by North Perth Councillor Neil Anstett. Neil was first elected to North Perth Council in 2018, and currently represents the Listowel Ward of North Perth. Neil currently serves on the North Perth Economic Development Committee, along with the North Perth Recreation Committee. Neil previously served as chair ofContinue reading “Episode 1.05 – Councillor Neil Anstett – Municipality of North Perth”
Eric Beauregard is a City Councillor of Port Colborne, and was first elected by his Ward Two constituents in 2018. Councillor Beauregard studied at Wilfrid Laurier University where he graduated with both his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science. Currently, Councillor Beauregard is a licensed paralegal employed at Sullivan MahoneyContinue reading “Episode 1.04 – Councillor Eric Beauregard – Port Colborne On.”
Chris Parker was born and raised in Tillsonburg. He has been married to his wife Rebecca for 4 years and they have a 2 year old Sheepadoodle named Teddy. He attended Durham College in Oshawa and graduated from the Law and Security Administration Program and is currently enrolled in the AMCTO Municipal Administration Program. ChrisContinue reading “Episode 1.03 – Councillor Chris Parker – Town of Tillsonburg”
Marcus Ryan grew up in rural Clarington Township and attended Queen’s University where he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has been married to his wife Theresa for 25 years and they are raising two children, Charlie and Fiona, near Uniondale. Marcus worked in the automotive industry for 10 years in a varietyContinue reading “Episode 1.02 – Mayor Marcus Ryan Zorra Township”
Kelsey Santarossa is a first-term councillor for the Municipality of Lakeshore, and when elected at 25 she became the youngest elected woman in municipal government in Ontario. Now 27, she is also working as a community engagement coordinator in settlement and workforce development, and is the founder and chair of the Youth Council Coalition of Canada,Continue reading “Episode 1.01 – Councillor Kelsey Santarossa”
Prologue – SWO Council Watcher Project Below you find the rough script of the prologue of the Prologue of the Council Conversation Podcast. You can listen below or on your favourite podcast platform OR you can read a summary! Welcome to Council Conversations, my name is Frazier Fathers the host of this podcast and initiatorContinue reading “Episode 0.0 – Prologue – SW Ontario Council Project”
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