Our Profile – Executive Committee
(1) The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a number of Directors at Large in accordance with paragraph 9(5) and as determined at an Annual General Meeting.
(2) Members of the Executive Committee shall be elected by nomination and vote at the Annual General Meeting of the SVA.
(3) Members of the Executive Committee shall serve two-year terms. The President, the Treasurer and half of the Directors at Large shall be elected in alternate years to the Vice President, the Secretary and the remaining Directors at Large. In the event of a resignation, the replacement shall serve out the existing term.
Responsibilities of the Executive Committee
(1) The Executive Committee is responsible for setting policies and guidelines for the management of the SVA, including conditions of membership.
(2) The Executive Committee may, as it sees fit, establish any manner of sub-committee. Those sub-committees could deal with such issues as the environment, land and property development, transportation, submissions to the City of Ottawa, etc.
(3) The Officers may, where circumstances do not permit consideration by the Executive Committee, establish special purpose sub-committees to address specific, immediate, and urgent issues. Such sub-committees shall, in accordance with paragraph 9(6), report decisions made and actions taken to the next meeting of the Executive Committee.
I joined the SVA executive in 2009, although I’ve technically been a member of the association since moving to Stittsville in 2005. I live on Thresher Ave., west of Westridge. I think the development is called Coachman Estates, which demonstrates either a sense of humour or clear use of hyperbole on the part of the naming crew.
I’m a life-long Ottawa resident and our family (my wife, two daughters and our boxer) moved to Stittsville in 2009. We live in Fairwinds near Huntmar and Maple Grove, and love Stittsville because of the locally-owned businesses, the rich history, access to nature and the rich network of community groups and volunteers. I joined the Village Association because I think it’s important that residents get involved in helping to shape how this community grows. In my career I’m a marketing/communications consultant for a local software company and I run the community blog StittsvilleCentral.ca.
Jennifer de Sa
Jennifer has been a part of the Stittsville Community since 2013, moving here with her husband and two children. She has taken upon the role of Treasurer for the Stittsville Village Association in hopes of bringing a new and fresh perspective.
My office and home are located on the Coveredbridge Way in West Carleton. I have been a member of the SVA for at least 7 or 8 years. Our company is the property manager for the Fringewood North mobile home community as well as 10 houses which which the company rents.This gives me a perspective to know the challenges of the people of Stittsville especially those who live along Hazeldean Road. I have a special interest in the road network and the improvement facilities which will allow easier commutes.
I came to Stittsville in 1968 to open a Garden Centre and Florist. Over the years I have been involved with Stittsville Legion (one of the beginning members) , the Stittsville Lions, the Stittsville Horticulture Society, Goulbourn Museum, Historical Society, Ottawa Public Health Rural Health (10 years) and not sure of the year for the SVA but I believe, the early 2000’s.
I have been a member of the SVA since it began but was off for two years due to health problems. I live in an old subdivision of the villa on Ralphpark Ave.
Nancy and I are on our third year with the SVA. We live in the same building as our business on Stittsville Main Street – Stittsville & Signs, right next to Village Square Park
Luke and I are on our third year with the SVA. We live in the same building as our business on Stittsville Main Street – Stittsville & Signs, right next to Village Square Park
Erika moved to Stittsville with her family (husband, son and daughter) two years ago looking for a great community and a great school, and she found both. Right from the beginning she has been amazed at the incredible willingness of community members to be there for each other. She experiences this almost daily trough the Facebook posts on several local free cycle groups and Stittsville Moms. She joined the Village Association to contribute shaping Stittsville’s growth and future and to give back to the community. Erika has a background in public policy and communications and is currently the Director of Communications of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada. Erika also teaches in the School of Public Policy and the Department of Health Sciences at Carleton University.
Originally from Nova Scotia, I moved to Ottawa in 2001 and have lived in Wyldewood with my wife Robin for the last 5 years and we absolutely love it here. A video production and digital content professional, I have a role in communications and social media for the village association. My goals as a contributing member of the SVA are to help in the development of more art & culture in Stittsville, to grow our online presence and I also hope to assist in the development of our community identity, with a focus on Main St.
We moved to Stittsville from Winnipeg 8 years ago and after looking at houses all across Ottawa, settled in Stittsville in Crossing Bridge. A great place for families. Stittsville has a sense of country and yet close to the city. Photographer/former photo editor for Montreal Gazette, CanWest News papers and Postmedia News Service.
Trevor moved to Stittsville from Vancouver 5 years ago with his family and now lives in the Fairwinds community. He has worked for numerous non-profits in the role of advocacy and public engagement. It was his desire to mix his passion for helping grow Stittsville into the type of community he wanted to raise his children with his advocacy and public engagement skills that motivated him to create the Stittsville Pumpkin Parade three years ago. A believer in one person’s ability to make an impact in his community, Trevor is hoping to align his vision and passion for Stittsville’s future with other like minded people in the Stittsville Village Association to see what we can accomplish.
Jillian McKim and her husband have been proud to grow their family roots in Stittsville for the past 9 years. She currently sits as Chair of the Westwind Public School Parent Council, President of the SouthWest Stittsville Community Association and occupies a position as a full-time Federal Public Servant with Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada. It was the family community feeling that drew the McKims to Stittsville in 2007 and it’s the community family that continues to drive her to serve her neighbours in whatever capacity she can. Jillian looks forward to working with the SVA to further understand the needs of the Stittsville community and help to bring some of those needs to the forefront.