About Lisa Lisa is an artist and communications specialist who is passionate about engagement, relationship-building, 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. Over the last four years her work has focused on creating engagement strategies for municipalities and organizations, integrated communications planning, and the use of technology and creativity for engagement. Lisa constantly advocates for simplicity in infrastructure, frameworks and design and loves 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.
Worked with the City of Peterborough, the Town of Innisfil and the City of Surrey on their Community Engagement Strategy and Guidelines and training programs for municipal community engagement.
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.
Provide ongoing communications coaching for the Alliance for Arts Learning Leadership, a collective impact initiative in Oakland, CA.
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.
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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