Meet Jenn Meilleur
I am an action-oriented advocate for community development, environmental stewardship, and a more caring Comox.
I was elected to Council for the 2022 - 2026 term. Find more info about Council roles and appointments, as well as meetings and agendas: www.comox.ca/town-hall/mayor-and-council
I was born in Invermere, BC, attended high school in Qualicum Beach and completed my university Bachelor of Arts degree in Nanaimo before spending several years on the Lower Mainland. I moved back to the Island to Comox in the spring of 2019 with my husband, two children, and many four-legged friends.
I’m currently working as a Manager of Partnerships and Engagement with the Wildlife, Habitat, and Species Recovery Branch of the Ministry of Water, Lands and Resource Stewardship for the Province of BC. I have more than two decades of experience leading and supporting initiatives and collaborative networks in the fields of sustainability and climate action, community development, organizational development, and systems change.
I bring a rich diversity of experience to my work as a Councillor for Comox including financial management; team leadership and culture building; driving change initiatives in the municipal government sector; and building organizations in the non-profit sector.
I have always been an active volunteer, focusing on community and environmental health and food systems. I was the Board Co-Chair of LUSH Valley Food Action Society from 2020-2022, am a current member of the local Food Policy Council and was previously a member of the Coordinating Circle for the Comox Valley Community Health Network. Previously as a volunteer, I also co-founded a non-profit nature-based elementary school program and was on the board of the Átl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative in the Salish Sea.
I value compassion, kindness, and clear communication and am committed to bringing these qualities to the table in combination with my business sense and strategic focus.