Meet Jim Wideman

Jim Wideman Web Pic .jpgJim Wideman was re-elected Regional Councillor representing Kitchener on October 25, 2010.

He was first elected Regional Councillor in November 2000 and was subsequently re-elected in November 2003 and 2006. Before joining Regional Council, Jim was a trustee for the Waterloo District School Board for six years, during which he served a term as Chair of the Board. Jim was also a Councillor on Wellesley Township Council for five years.

As a Regional Councillor, Jim serves on all standing committees of Council. He has served as Chair of Planning & Works Committee since 2003 and was recently reappointed Chair for the 2010-2014 term. In addition to his standing committee responsibilities, Jim has chaired and served on numerous other Regional committees, project teams, studies and working groups - more recently - Economic Development & Promotion Committee (Chair), Audit Committee, Water Efficiency Advisory Committee (Chair), Trees By-law Exception Committee (Chair), Licensing & Retail Committee, Long Term Budget Strategy working group, Region of Waterloo Community Housing Inc. (ROWCHI), Grand River Hospital Board, Biosolids Master Plan Upgrade, Bridgeport Bridge Rehabilitation and Bridge St. Improvements project team, Kitchener Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades, Manitou Drive Biosolids Dewatering Facility project team, Ottawa St. S./Fischer-Hallman Rd. Operation & Safety study, Ottawa St. Transportation Study project team, Queen St. Reconstruction project team, Regional Development Charges working group, Transportation Master Plan steering committee, RGMS steering committee, Tri-City Water Distribution Master Plan, River Rd. Extension project team and Weber St. Widening EA.

Active in the community, Jim is a founding member of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and he spent twelve years on the Board of Governors with Goshen College.

For the 2010-2014 Term, Jim has been appointed by Regional Council to the following Committees, Boards, Project Teams, Working Groups and Studies :

 Standing CommitteesAdvisory Committees/Other Appointments
 Administration & FinanceTrees By-law Exception Committee
 Community ServicesJack Young Civic Award Committee
 Planning & Works (Chair)Region of Waterloo Community Housing Inc.
 Budget CommitteeWater Efficiency Advisory Committee
 Audit CommitteeWilfrid Laurier University Board of Governors
 Licensing & Retail2011-2014 GRT Business Plan
 Kitchener Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
 Manitou Drive Biosolids Dewatering Facility
 Ottawa Street Transportation Study EA
 River Road Extension, King St. to Manitou Dr. EA
 Weber Street Widening, Victoria St. to Guelph St. EA
 Highway 401 Access Improvements Study, Trussler Rd. to Homer Watson Blvd. EA
 Biosolids Master Plan Update
 Residual Waste Master Plan Working Group



Jim Wideman
Regional Councillor
1st Floor, 150 Frederick Street
Kitchener Ontario N2G 4J3

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