This summer, a very bright young person will be doing a bit of job shadowing with (of?) me. I first met Mairi Lester this past December when she contacted me and expressed an interest in civic issues and public engagement strategies. Mairi took the SFU semester in dialogue, and has recently graduated with a BA, specializing in geography and political science.
It's totally impressive when a young person expresses such an interest and has the chops to seek out ways of learning and growing. This is a very good, and sadly still rare, sign.
We quickly hatched a bit of a plan. I would help Mairi understand better what I do as a member of city council, and Mairi would help me understand better how to better engage people in our community. It's working quite well so far. Thanks Mairi for the fine work you have done and for the good advice you have shared so far. It's been a pleasure and I look forward to a great, productive partnership!
Mairi was a good sport today and let me video a short personal introduction.