Council General Inquiries

Phone: 519-575-4581

Email the Regional Council Office

Meet Karl Kiefer  




Phone (office): 519-575-4404 x3408

picture of regional councillor Karl Kiefer

Karl Kiefer was elected to Regional Council as the  Cambridge representative on October 27, 2014.

Karl has lived in Cambridge for 62 years. He served as a Ward Councillor in Cambridge for 23 years. Over the course of his career Karl has also been extensively involved in various committees. He has served as the council liaison for the Preston Business Improvement Area, a member of the economic advisory committee, the core revitalization advisory committee, and chair of the master-plan for leisure services and facilities. Karl was also a past member on the Board of Directors for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Karl has been a Financial Advisor with Sun Life Financial for 33 years, and is now the Director of Business Development for The Steele Group. Karl is also involved with the community as a volunteer for Preston International Hockey Tournaments, Tim Horton's Camp Days, and McDonald's McHappy Days. Karl is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch 126), the YMCA and St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Cambridge.

As a member of Regional Council, Karl believes that some of the most important issues to focus on are transportation and infrastructure, affordable housing, and the local economy & employment. Karl also strongly believes in the importance of accountability to the people that elected him to office, and hopes to serve the Region with a candid and approachable mentality that will allow him to be responsive to the needs of the Region.

Karl lives with his wife Kathryn, and they have a son, a daughter and two grandchildren.

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

Standing Committee Appointments Advisory Committees/Other Appointments
Administration & Finance Waterloo Regional Polices Services Board
Community Services Rapid Transit Steering Committee
Planning & Works (Vice- Chair) Fountain Street Widening, Maple Grove Rd. to Kossuth Rd.
Budget Committee Wastewater Treatment Master Plan Update
  East Boundary Road Corridor Planning Study

RDC Steering Committee

King Street Reconstruction, Bishop Street to Eagle Street: Design 2016 - 2018, Construction 2019 - 2020

Oktoberfest Advisory Committee

Waste Management Master Plan Working Group