Five Year Report

Hard to believe it’s been five years.  As we close the door on 2015 and look ahead to 2016, here’s a five year report on our top priorities, and how our community has changed.  Thank you for the honour of serving you as your Mayor.



About jefflehman
Jeff Lehman is the 46th Mayor of the City of Barrie. The Ward 2 Councillor for the City of Barrie from 2006 to 2010, he was the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Council, chaired the City’s Growth Management Working Group, and created the Historic Neighbourhoods project, a new initiative to protect and revitalize Barrie’s oldest neighbourhoods. Jeff has lived in Barrie for most of his life, having grown up in Allandale and attended Barrie Central Collegiate. Jeff holds a B.A. from Queen’s University, and a Master’s Degree with first class honours from the UK’s prestigious London School of Economics. He was hired to teach at the LSE following his graduation, and lived and worked in London for two years as an academic. Since that time, as an economist, he has worked with cities across Canada to manage redevelopment and invest in their urban infrastructure. In 2005, he established the Growing By Degrees Task Force to assist in expanding university education opportunities in Barrie, and has volunteered his time with many organizations in the City. Jeff lives near Downtown Barrie with his wife, Jennifer, a part-time professor of political science, and their young daughter Cassie, who is already smarter than her father.


One Response to “Five Year Report”
  1. Alex says:

    And within those 5 years we have seen decreased services such as our garbage collection, our roads still go with disrepair as we see with the entire ward 2 of Barrie meanwhile roads that do not need to be fixed such as Livingston keep getting “repaired”. We have seen the tourists been chased away from the lakefront with the paid parking scam and the waste pushing lake shore back. So that kempenfest is in debt and emergency vehicles cannot get around. Not to mention the increased property taxes where the BPD is still taking the largest share for little work they do and if they do something it is usually some sort of cash grab ticket. Yet you call yourself an “economist”

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