Jen is well-liked — Read what people in the community say about her:

Watch Howard Epstein endorsing Jen!

I’ve had the delight of working with Jen Powley on a number of occasions in recent years. She is one of those rare people who has faced substantial challenges in life only to deepen her commitment to others and to the betterment of the world. Her tireless advocacy for the environment, for refugees, and people with disabilities make her a true Halifax hero. She will bring to Council bold ideas and necessary new perspectives, along with a contagious sense of humour. At this unique juncture in Halifax’s history, Jen is the kind of person we need at the table. I am very happy to endorse her run for HRM Council.

Alex McLean, co-artistic director, Zuppa Theatre Company

Halifax needs Jen Powley on HRM Council. Actually, we needed her long ago — someone who sees clearly through the issues and has a passion for doing what is right and just. Jen’s background in urban planning, environmental and disability issues is just what Halifax needs — vision, commitment and an understanding of the needs of community — a community that includes all people as well as the environment. Just Jen for District 7!

Beverley Rach, Managing Editor, Fernwood Publishing

Jen Powley is an experienced city planner who has proven herself to be a strong voice for sustainable development and fighting for the rights of vulnerable populations.  The quality of a community can be measured in the way it treats its most vulnerable.  I support Jen as the District 7 Voice on HRM Council.

Gerry Post, former Executive Director, Accessibility Directorate, NS Department of Justice

My friend Jen Powley has been a tireless activist for herself and the Disabled community. I believe she would bring much-needed disability representation to Council, but also that her training in planning, journalism and so on would make her efforts on behalf of District 7 very effective. She’s not just a wheelchair. She’s a great citizen of our beautiful city and I am going to vote for her.

Paul Vienneau, musician, photographer, disability activist

Jen Powley is a thoughtful and compassionate person who listens to all people. She also has the courage to speak out about the problems in the district that is historically the city incarnate, but today is the sad site of the most dramatic misallocation of resources in Nova Scotia’s history. Her experience in life and her work to design a different Halifax offers us an exciting new alternative for our city. If we’re sincere about new ideas and different perspectives, truly weighing the alternatives, broad views, and long term, Jen is the candidate. She’s approachable and engaged, and genuinely committed to governing well. A vote for Jen is the strongest possible statement you can make to say Halifax is ready for a new future. Please join me in voting for Jen Powley for Halifax South Downtown. 

John Wesley Chisholm, Executive Producer, Arcadia Entertainment; District 7 resident

Tears of joy came to my eyes when I read Jen’s social equity plank. She listened to what I wanted. That is what we need in council, someone who actually listens.

Lynn Jones, Civil and Human Rights Activist, Educator, Community and Labour Activist and Speaker

As a private citizen, I believe that if we truly want a Council that is reflective of the population and that will make decisions in the interest of the many, then we need Jen Powley on Council. She is one of the clearest thinkers I know — she has in-depth knowledge of how to plan for a barrier-free, green, just municipality, plus the strategic advocacy smarts to get it done!

Christine Saulnier, Public Policy Advocate, and leading Progressive Researcher in Halifax

Jen has impressive qualifications, invaluable experience, and incredible insights to bring to District 7.  Her sharp analysis, progressive perspective and creative problem-solving skills, along with a great sense of humour, are just a few of the reasons why Jen is an awesome choice for municipal councillor.  

Alexandra Dobrowolsky, Political Science Professor, Saint Mary’s University

Jen is a core member of Open Harbour Refugee Association (OHRA). Her experience with settling refugees, along with her dedication and ability to really get to the heart of issues, has been invaluable. We’re so grateful for her continued work and we know that she would bring the same values, along with her awesome sense of humour, to council.

Charmaine Dymond, Co-chair, OHRA

I have known and worked with Jen for more than a decade. She is courageous, strong, funny and kind. She has an incisive mind and is good at finding the right solutions for big and small problems. She has volunteered in the community in numerous ways and continues to push forward key initiatives on accessible housing, city planning and the environment. Jen would spice up Council!

Mark Butler, long time policy director, Ecology Action Centre

I have known Jen for over 10 years. She is smart and funny. She is just what this Council needs. She has a record as a solid community activist. I would trust Jen to do the right thing.

Howard Epstein, former municipal councillor (district 14 Connaught-quinpool) and five time member of legislative assembly (halifax chebucto)

It’s Time.

HRM needs a Better Council.

Vote for a Better Council. 

Vote for Jen.

About Jen

Jen Powley is a candidate for councillor in District 7.

Jen has lived with multiple sclerosis throughout her adult life. She knows what it’s like to face challenges and make good things happen. She listens, she thinks, and she acts.

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