Meet Meghan Hollett! She is running for Councillor at Large.
Originally from Flatrock, I have lived, worked and studied in St. John’s for the majority of my life. I’m a hard-working community organizer with more than a decade of experience championing youth inclusion (Community Sector Council NL), comprehensive supports for new Canadians (Association of New Canadians), and environmental sustainability (Conservation Corps NL). I am also an enthusiastic volunteer, committed to fighting racism, promoting accessibility, increasing community engagement, and improving public health. Whether grilling provincial election candidates on their anti-racism policies (Anti-Racism Coalition NL), serving recreational sport leagues (St. John’s Women’s Ultimate Recreational League), or promoting active transportation (as Vice-Chair of Ordinary Spokes), I consistently put my commitment and energy into building a happier, healthier, and more inclusive St. John’s for everyone. My volunteer time also included several years with Happy City St. John’s, where I ultimately served as Chair. Through 2019 and 2020, I was the speedy thumbs behind Happy City’s Twitter account, tweeting live updates from Council and Committee of the Whole meetings.
We asked Meghan why she decided to run:
For the past two years, I’ve had a front row seat to City Council through my work with Happy City St John’s. I’ve sat in weekly Council meetings and bi-weekly Committee of the Whole meetings, paying close attention to debates and discussions about issues that matter. I’m stepping up because I know that we can and must do better for all residents of St. John’s. I’m running to ensure that St. John’s remains vibrant, dynamic, and welcoming for all of our residents, throughout our lives. We deserve a city that grows with us as we build families and community, as we move from school through careers, and as we face the environmental, economic, and demographic challenges of today and tomorrow. Together, we can design our future to be connected, accessible, affordable, and sustainable. But most of all, I look forward to building on our existing strengths – preserving all the great things about our city, as we recognize ways to make it even better. I see a future St. John’s where everyone has access to quality public services and spaces; where everyone can afford to live with dignity. Let’s also start adopting clear and ambitious plans to address looming challenges such as climate and economic change.