One Year Into COVID-19 It’s not every day that you start a new job and then immediately have to close down the office indefinitely and send everyone home amidst a once-in-a-century pandemic. But that was my whirlwind experience when I joined YWCA Edmonton as our new CEO one year ago today. I hadn’t even met most of our staff yet before making that difficult decision after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mandated an historic stay-at-home order
Jane was born in 1946 and was raised in Edmonton.
Prior to her election to Edmonton City Council, she was the former Executive Assistant to former Edmonton Alderperson G. Lyall Roper, and the former Vice-President, Operations, and then a management consultant at Denny Andrews Inc.
Jane ran in two municipal elections before her successful run in 2001. She served as city councillor until her retirement in 2013. Jane was a member of the University Senate, and the Provincial Affairs Committee. She was on the Board of Directors of Odyssium (the former Edmonton Space and Science Centre) and Northlands Park.
Sources: City Of Edmonton Website; Office of the Councillors