District 9: Williamsville

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Elected to represent Williamsville district on Oct. 25, 2010, Jim Neill is a long-time community activist in Kingston. He served two previous terms on Council (1991-97), chairing the Transportation and Environment Committee and the Kingston and Area Recycling Corporation. He was also the President of the Kingston and Area Recycling Corporation. He also served 15 years on the Kingston-Frontenac Library Board, including as chair. He is the past chair of SOLS, a provincial public library organization and was recently on the executive of Kingston and District Labour Council.

Neill has more than 20 years experience as a public educator. He has served on provincial subject councils for Drama and Dance Education (CODE) and Teacher-Librarian (OSLA). He has worked on provincial curriculum writing teams for the Ministry of Education for both Drama and School Libraries. He is the Vice-President of Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) District 26, has served several years on the OSSTF provincial Communication and Political Action Committee and is now serving a term on their Human Rights Committee.

Neill has travelled extensively, actively participating in international social justice activities. Most recently he was an International Observer at the El Salvador Presidential Election. He also travelled to Bolivia and written a social justice curriculum on the world water crisis.

Neill is a published freelance writer. He was a member of the Common Threads III writing team that produced Tapped Out: Our World Water Crisis — a social justice curriculum that was awarded the 2008 Gold Leaf Award from the Canadian Educational Press Association.

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Councillor Jim Neill