Civic Engagement

Actively engaged in civic life.

(Never a dull moment.)

Compass Kitchener

“This committee creates and leads public processes to determine community concerns, identify priorities for action and monitor progress toward achieving the community vision.” – City of Kitchener.

  • I’ve pushed for Compass Kitchener to take a role in the City of Kitchener’s e-Participation initiative.

Waterloo Voter Support Committee

With the municipal elections of 2010 and 2014, I helped conduct a series of all-candidates town hall meetings.

  • Going forward, the VSC will craft responses to City of Waterloo consultations on public engagement guidelines and practices.

  • We are also undertaking a rotating schedule of council-watching.

Leadership Waterloo Region

Our Alumni Council devises programming to provide “service after the sale”, preserving and increasing the value of LWR’s core leadership development program.

  • I currently serve as chair.


Many of the papers on this website, on Medium and LinkedIn, speak to public and community engagement.

Journal of Community Informatics

  • I occasionally review papers for this journal.