About Lisa

Lisa Attygalle

Director, Engagement

Contact Details:
e. lisa@tamarackcommunity.ca
p. 226.220.6242

Remote Office: Waterloo, Ontario

About Lisa
Lisa is an artist and communications specialist who is passionate about engagement, customer loyalty, and the use of technology. In her role at Tamarack, Lisa works with cities and organizations to improve the way they engage with their communities. She heads up Tamarack's integrated communications, database and online spaces, and constantly advocates for simplicity in infrastructure, frameworks and design. Lisa also facilitates sessions on Community Engagement and Communications to educate others in applying the principles of marketing, advertising, loyalty, and user experience to community initiatives.

Lisa comes to this work with 7 years of experience at Quarry Integrated Communications - one of Canada's leading communications firms, where she worked with clients in agribusiness, healthcare, financial services and technology. Lisa brings private sector knowledge to public sector work. Hailing from Australia, Lisa also worked on major water infrastructure projects as the liaison between Government, Engineering and the Community.

On the side, Lisa is one of ten owners of Seven Shores Community Café in Waterloo, ON, where she coordinates community events and monthly art exhibits. She is also a Trustee of the KW Awesome Foundation - a group that provides no-strings attached grants for "awesome" community-based projects.

Area of Expertise
  • Community Engagement
Recent Work
  • The Context Experts. 2017. Community Change Institute Series. 
  • Worked with the City of Peterborough to create a guide and training program for municipal community engagement.
  • Provided recommendations for the City of Surrey and the Town of Innisfil on their Community Engagement Strategy and Guidelines
  • Developed a guide titled Engaging Your Community for the Ontario Museum Association that details a 6 step process for museums to go through when they want to have a closer relationship and be more relevant to their community.
  • Led a series of workshops for the Region of Waterloo on Public Engagement principles and tools as they prepare to launch their new Public Engagement Guidelines.
  • Forward: How Technology Improves Community Engagement. 2015. Engage!

Seminars and Workshops
  • Community Engagement: The Next Generation
  • Creating a Community Engagement Plan: Capacity Building Workshop
  • Partnerships and Capacity Building for Community Engagement
  • Building Loyalty:  Engagement Lessons from the Private Sector
  • Collective Impact 101
  • Communications, Writing and Social Media Training

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The Latest From Lisa

Online Community Engagement: Is the Data Valid?

Community engagement processes have evolved significantly in the past 15 years with the creation of online engagement methods to complement traditional in-person community engagement. Now, it is...Read More

Connecting to a Cause: When Business Gives Back

In 2015, Vidyard, a video marketing and analytics company based in Kitchener, Ontario, launched an initiative called PlugIn aimed at helping to mitigate some of the negative effects of gentrification...Read More

Right-Sizing Your Ask

Have you ever considered that maybe your ask is too small? When I work with communities, the thing I hear myself saying over and over is to make sure you are always offering people ways to get...Read More

Community Engagement in Rural Areas

Community Engagement so often relies on citizens feeling an affinity and commitment towards their local area or an issue, but what is unique about engaging community in a rural area? What...Read More

Using Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

How can the community be active agents of change? What's the process of creating an effective story? What's the best way for a story to motivate action? In an age of fast communication - of snippets,...Read More

Consulting ServicesRegister for the 2017 Community Change Institute

Join us for the 2017 Community Change Institute - Cities of the Future: Co-Creating Tomorrow taking place in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Learn through inspiring keynote speakers, peer discussion, design labs, arts and creativity, community tours, and over 30 workshops.

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