Councillors’ Corner

Councillor Jan Harder (Ward 3 – Barrhaven)

Jan Harder has served the residents of Barrhaven as their municipal representative for over 14 years. A recognized leader on council who has been proud to call Barrhaven home for over 25 years, Jan is always accessible to residents, taking prompt action on concerns raised by her constituents. She has become known as a community builder and champion and has helped Barrhaven grow by working with local and national business leaders as well as City staff to secure the necessary infrastructure to support such growth. Jan believes the best way to build Barrhaven is to balance growth while maintaining a high quality of life – an approach that has made this community one of the most desirable places in Ottawa to live, work and play.

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Councillor Michael Qaqish (Ward 22 – Gloucester-South Nepean)

MIchael QaQish has been an active member of the Gloucester-South Nepean community for several years. Over that time, he was the founding member and first President of the Kiwanis Club of Barrhaven and hosted a fundraiser for the Barrhaven Legion. Michael also worked closely with Ward 22’s community associations and parent councils to deliver results as a member of the Councillor’s Office from 2008-2012. He was a policy advisor to a downtown Councillor from 2012-2014, when he resigned to run for office.

Michael was first elected to office as the Councillor for Ward 22 – Gloucester-South Nepean in the 2014 Municipal Elections.

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Councillor Scott Moffatt (Ward 21 – Rideau-Goulbourn)

Scott Moffatt, the councillor for Rideau-Goulbourn in the City of Ottawa, has lived in the ward all his life. Tracing his ancestry back almost 200 years to the Richmond, Manotick and Kars area, Scott was born and raised in old Rideau Township and lives in North Gower with his wife Jill and three kids – Lane, Peyton and Luke. Scott is an active member with the Manotick Kiwanis, the Westminster Presbyterian Church and Watson’s Mill, but when he finally finds time for rest, is no happier than spending time with his wife and kids.

Scott was first elected to office as the Councillor for Ward 21 – Rideau-Goulbourn in the 2010 Municipal Elections.

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