When I moved to New Hamburg, ON in 2007, I discovered this is a town with a strong sense of community. It encourages residents to play an active role, which isn't something I've seen anywhere else I've lived. Partly because of the social aspects of community involvement, this has been - and continues to be - an enriching experience for me.
I am currently serving my third two-year term on the executive of the New Hamburg Board of Trade, and I'm the organization's marketing director. I redesigned the organization's logos and two websites.
I support the Board of Trade's community events by donating design work for the annual Santa Claus Parade, Sidewalk Sale Day, and Canada Day Duck Race.
After the devastating local floods in the winter of 2008, I served as vice-chair of the New Hamburg Flood Relief Fund, which raised $60,000.00 to assist those whose homes were affected.