Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner September 20, 2018
Since our city council has so consistently come to decisions with a 6-5 vote, and a certain ideological split has become apparent between the corporate and business-minded councilors and the social/environmental/change-oriented ones, I think it may be time for Jim Russell to take his place at that table.
Jim, who is running in Town Ward and lives along Little Lake with his partner Tammy, has been in Peterborough seven years; having long hoped for an opening so he could come from Toronto and live here.
Jim was a close friend of the well-known writer Charles Foran and his wife Mary, and frequently visited them. He came to sense something unique about our place: The size, the composition, the location, the arts, the social conscience and the liveability.
So when the position of executive director of United Way came open, Jim quickly applied and was selected. And anyway, the city lost the Forans to Toronto!
Jim has over 30 years of front line work and senior leadership in the not-for-profit sector. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in social work from Ryerson and the University of Toronto. He grew up in a politically aware family. Continue Reading >Here<
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