Former Mayor of the City of Guelph
Karen has a passion for building healthy and prosperous cities. Karen’s leadership during her 11 years as Mayor of the City of Guelph, as well as in previous community leadership roles, has led to dozens of initiatives that focused on finding new, creative and cost effective ways to deliver municipal services and building a stronger community. She was an early advocate for the role of local government in community energy planning. She is President of Karen Farbridge & Associates Ltd. and is chair of the Ontario Caucus of QUEST (Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow).