Bio

Jenn Pfenning is running as a Councillor for Ward 4 because she wants to give back to the community that has given her so much.

Jenn wants to be a voice for the people on issues surrounding the community. She understands the importance of balancing different needs and, sometimes, competing needs within the community. Jenn is committed to listening to different perspectives on all issues related to the community.  

She brings a global perspective to local issues. Jenn grew up in small Ontario communities and in central Africa, and has spent over half of her life living in Wilmot Township. Jenn moved to Wilmot Township in 1993 and worked as a Nurse’s Aide at Nithview Nursing Home in the following years.  

Jenn is an active participant in boards and committees. She is the past President of the National Farmers’ Union Local 340 – Waterloo Wellington and served on the Foodshare Toronto Board of Directors for seven years. She also served on the Waterloo Region Food System Roundtable and is the past president of the Organic Council of Ontario. Presently, Jenn is the Canadian representative on the Migration Collective of the international peasant movement, La Via Campesina. Currently,  Jenn is the Director of Human Resources, Marketing and Operations at Pfennings Organic Farm.

A vote for Jenn is a vote for community, fairness, and the environment.