Meet Jane Mitchell



Phone (Office) 519-575-4404 x3411

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Jane Mitchell was re-elected to Regional Council on October 27, 2014 as a Waterloo representative. She was first elected to Regional Council in November 2000 and was subsequently re-elected in 2003,2006 and 2010. Previously, Jane served as a Trustee with the Waterloo Region District School Board from 1990 to 2000 where she chaired several committees .

During the last term of Council, Jane served on all Standing Committees of Council and was Vice-Chair of Community Services Committee. She is presently Chair of the Licensing and Hearings Committee and the Employment & Income Support Community Advisory Committee. After 5 years as Chair, she is presently the past Chair of the Grand River Conservation Authority.  She is a long time member of the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, the Active Transportation Committee and the Waterloo Landfill Liaison Committee. Jane is also active on numerous working groups - most recently - the EMS (ambulance) Master Plan update, the Biosolids Master Plan update and the Ion Art Jury. 

At the broader municipal level, Jane has served on several Standing Committees of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. She recently presented a paper about using partnerships to improve water quality in the Grand River and aquifers at the International Making Cities Livable Conference.

Jane is self-employed as a writer.. With a Masters Degree in Library Science and Bachelor Degrees in Education and Arts, she worked as Librarian at Renison College from 1982 to 2000.

Jane is the Founder of the Waterloo Infant Toddler Daycare and a past member of the Waterloo Public Library Board. She is a member of  the Canadian Federation of University Women. She volunteers in the Sunnydale Community. Jane has organized Women's Municipal Campaign Schools for the 2006, 2010 and 2014 elections, increasing the number of women on municipal councils.

Jane resides in the City of Waterloo with her husband John and has two grown children and two young grandchildren. An award winning writer, Jane enjoys writing fiction in her spare time.

For the 2014-2018 Term, Jane has been appointed by Regional Council to the following Committees, Boards and other organizations:

Standing CommitteesAdvisory Committees/Other Appointments
Administration and FinanceGrand River Conservation Authority
Community Services Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council
Planning & WorksEmployment & Income Support Community Advisory Committee 
BudgetRegion of Waterloo History Museum Steering Committee
Licensing & Hearings Committee Active Transportation Advisory Committee
 Active Transportation Master Plan
 Integrated Urban System Groundwater Study
 Residual Waste Master Plan Working Group
 Source Water Protection Liaison Committee