Meet Jim

Jim Neill is your voice in Williamsville.

Jim is a longtime Community Activist, with an interest in the environment, as well as affordable housing who has served on City Council for 14 years (1991-96; 2010-2018). Jim is a graduate of Queen’s University (Bachelor’s of Education, 1978; Master of Education, 1986)
Over the years, Jim has worked for the community in the following capacities: 

  • current Chair of the Planning Committee
  • past Chair and current member of ARC (Arts, Recreation, and Cultural Advisory Committee)
  • past Chair and currently Vice-Chair of EITP (Environment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Policy Committee)
  • past Chair and current member of the KFPL Board (Kingston Frontenac Public Library Board), where he has served for over 20 years
  • Board Member of Sustainable Kingston
  • serves on the KFL&A Public Health Board as a City Representative (Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington)
  • a member of MAAC (Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee)
  • an active member of the Arts Advisory Committee
  • a recently retired Public High School teacher. He served as Vice President of OSSTF (Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation) District 26 for over 10 years.
  • served on the Provincial OSSTF Human Rights Committee
  • a freelance writer. He worked on the OSSTF team that created Tapped Out: The World Water Crisis, a Social Justice Curriculum Project that won a national award for Educational Curriculum
  • President of KARC (Kingston and Area Recycling Corporation) in the mid 1990’s
  • served on SOLS (Southern Ontario Library Association), both as a Vice Chair and as Chair.
  • former executive member of the KDLC (Kingston & Area Labour Council)