Councillor Karl Kiefer

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Karl Kiefer was re-elected to serve Cambridge on Regional Council in 2018.

He has lived in Cambridge for 64 years, and served as a Ward Councillor there for 23 years.

As a member of Regional Council, Karl believes that some of the most important issues are transportation and infrastructure, affordable housing, and the local economy and 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.

Over the course of his career, Karl has been extensively involved in various committees. He was 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 is also a past member of the Board of Directors for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

Karl is Director of Business Development for The Steele Group in Cambridge. He is also involved with his 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. 

Karl and his wife, Kathryn, have a son, daughter, granddaughter and grandson.

Karl has been appointed by Regional Council to the following Committees, Boards, Project Teams, Working Groups and Studies: 

Standing Committees

  • Administration and Finance
  • Budget
  • Community Services
  • Planning and Works

Advisory Committees

  • Active Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Oktoberfest Advisory Committee

Other Appointments

  • Airport Master Plan Implementation Project
  • Cambridge East Environmental Assessment
  • Cambridge New Zone 1W Water Supply
  • Fountain Street Widening, Maple Grove Road to Kossuth Road
  • King Street Reconstruction, Bishop Street to Eagle Street
  • Maple Grove Road, Fountain Street to Hespeler Road
  • Rapid Transit Steering Committee
  • Waterloo Region Housing Master Plan Steering Committee
  • Waterloo Regional Police Services Board
  • Canadian Association of Police Governance Board

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