“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”
Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Rebecca Mersereau (MPA, MSc)
Director of Policy
For over fifteen years, Rebecca has been working with public and non-profit organizations to align activities with strategic goals and improve organizational resilience. She has a broad range of experience in governance and public administration, policy analysis, project management, planning, facilitation, and public engagement.
Rebecca has masters degrees in Public Administration (the University of Victoria) and Environmental Management (the University of the West Indies). Between 2018-2022, she served as an elected municipal councillor in the District of Saanich (pop. 120,000), Vice Chair of the Capital Regional District Board, and Vice Chair of the Green Municipal Fund Council, which administers $1 billion in funding for environmental initiatives through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
As a former Executive Director of non-profit organizations and a former local elected official, Rebecca has extensive experience working with both non-profit boards, civil servants, and local government councils. She is passionate about helping organizations make decisions and adopt policies and practices that optimize resources and help achieve long-term organizational sustainability.
"A land full of places that are not worth caring about may soon be a nation and a way of life that is not worth defending."
Sarah MurrayOpen bio
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can not eat money"
Jody MartensOpen bio
"The city is not a problem, but a solution…a focal point of human energy, ingenuity, and creativity."