Jeff Leiper is a former community association activist working in Kitchissippi on a wide spectrum of issues and neighbourhood events. He was first elected in 2014, and has served as Chair of the Information Technology Sub-committee and vice-Chair of the Transportation Committee. He has also been a member of the Planning and Environment Committees as well as the Transit Commission. He worked closely with Mayor Watson to develop a music strategy for Ottawa, and continues his advocacy efforts on behalf of Ottawa’s arts and culture sectors. He is a vocal proponent of cycling in Ottawa.
Jeff studied at the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College, obtaining degrees in history and English, and a diploma in print journalism. He has worked as a trade journalist and analyst in the information and communications technology industry. He also served as a manager and executive at Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications regulator. Jeff lives with his partner Natalie in Hintonburg.