Councillor Maureen Cassidy is currently serving her second term as London City Councillor for Ward 5. During her time on City Council, Maureen has been a member of every standing committee of council. She is the current Chair of the Planning and Environment Committee. Maureen also sits on the Board of Directors for RBC Place London and is the incoming Chair of the Board of Health for the Middlesex-London Health Unit. Maureen had the honour of serving as Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Advisory Panel on Poverty during its seven-month long mandate. The Panel worked extensively with the community and with stakeholders to develop a comprehensive set of recommendations to address poverty in London. Several recommendations, like subsidized transit passes for low income earners, were executed within a year and many more have been or are in the process of being implemented under the guidance of United Way Elgin Middlesex. Maureen is a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient for community service and a graduate of Western University with a Bachelor’s Degree in French.