A consensus builder with excellent leadership abilities, Ann’s mission is to improve local government. Having completed a recent study of the critical nature of the council and CAO (City Manager) dynamic, she is now undertaking research into the area of special purpose boards and their governance structure. Innovation and creativity in local government are the key drivers that get her excited.
Susan Gardner is a management and communications strategist, with a range of experience including work with public, private, and not-for-profit organizations across Canada. She is an inquisitive municipal storyteller, producing thousands of videos, podcasts, articles, and editorials over her career. She loves sharing the success stories of local government and talking with the leaders who help their communities grow and flourish.