Meet Julie

“…local context, relationships and conversations…”

Growing up in a small community in Woolwich, Julie learned the importance of local context, relationships and conversations. After many years living and working in Canada’s big cities, she and her family returned to Waterloo in 2010 and settled in Uptown.

Julie Wright has worked on finding solutions to a range of complex global issues, including:

  • decarbonization and updating education for the 21st century via the Waterloo Global Science Initiative;

  • flood risk and resiliency as the Director of Partners for Action at the University of Waterloo.

Over the past decade, Julie:

  • co-founded and co-chaired the Uptown North neighbourhood association.

  • coordinated a long-running Walking School Bus for the Canadian Cancer Society.

  • volunteered with a neighbourhood-based refugee resettlement group.

  • volunteered for festivals and cultural events.

  • served on the WRDSB’s Parent Involvement Committee and as a director at Emmanuel at Brighton Childcare Centre.

Julie currently serves as a board member at Education Canada.

Julie will…

  • Champion climate action at the City of Waterloo.

  • Advocate for strategic and sustainable municipal services.

  • Create space for equity in local decision-making.

  • Seek out opportunities to meaningfully engage youth in municipal issues.

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