Meet Karen Redman


Twitter: @redman4region

Phone (Office) 519-575-4404 x3409

Picture of Regional Councillor Karen RedmanKaren Redman was elected to Regional Council as a Kitchener representative on October 27, 2014.

Karen has attained a Master's Degree in Political Science, as well as an Honours Bachelor Degree in English. A lifelong resident of Kitchener, Karen has extensive experience in the political world, having served her community in multiple capacities for 20 years at both the municipal and federal level. Karen was first elected Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre in 1997, and then subsequently re-elected in 2000, 2004, and 2006.

Karen has also served as a City of Kitchener Councillor and Regional Councillor from 1994 to 1997. She was a member of the Waterloo Region District School Board from 1988 to 1994. At the local level, Karen currently serves as the CEO of Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region and Chair of the Independent Living Centre Board. She serves as an Elder at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, and Member of the Board Waterloo Lutheran Seminary.

As Regional Councillor, Karen believes that "local government is here to serve you." Karen believes in economic competitiveness and opportunity for all. Karen wants to ensure that the Region of Waterloo is planning for a prosperous and sustainable future.

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

 Standing Committees Advisory Committees/Other Appointments
 Administration & Finance (Vice-Chair) Jack Young Civic Award Committee
 Community Services Waterloo Regional Arts Fund
 Planning & Works Electronic Fare Payment System

 Budget Committee (Vice-Chair)

 Audit Committee