Jennifer Smith is a graphic designer, small business owner, community volunteer, and long time Milton resident.
Since making the move to Milton in 1994 with her husband Adam and son Iain, Smith has been strongly involved in the local community through various cultural, environmental, and political activities. Her current positions and activities include:
- Community representative on the Heritage Milton advisory committee, which reviews and makes recommendations on building applications that potentially impact heritage buildings and neighbourhoods.
- Member of the newly formed Milton Cycling Participation Strategy Steering Committee.
- Co-founder of the Milton Cycle Network
- Organizing Committee member of the monthly Milton Film Forum screening series
- Founder and Director of the Milton Film Festival – a major new cultural event which showcases the best of local, Canadian, and International films right here in Milton.
Jennifer was a member of the Milton Choristers for 18 seasons and served twice on their board of directors. She has also served as a board member of the Milton Historical Society, was a founding organizer of the annual Milton Haunted House fundraiser, and was Halton’s Assistant Returning Officer for Elections Canada in the last Federal election.
Jennifer speaks out on many crucial issues such as traffic and parking on Commercial Street and the closure of the Bruce Street Library. In almost every case, she does not simply ask Council to make a decision, but presents detailed, practical plans and makes her arguments directly to individual councillors.
Jennifer has worked in the printing and graphics industry for many years. She currently works for a promotional products company here in Milton, and also runs her own woodworking and online sales business. Her activities as an entrepreneur and community volunteer have taught her to think and work independently, to get the most from a limited budget, to value relationships with local business owners, and to make the very best use of technology and the internet. She looks forward to putting those skills to work for the people of Ward 2 as their Town Councillor.