Lee-Ann St. Jacques
Nomination for Executive of the Year Award
Influential Women of Northern Ontario 2017
Dear Esteemed Judges,
To lead with passion and vision, insight and decisiveness, without relenting integrity and authenticity, is a balancing act achieved only by truly great leaders. In close to three decades, Lee-Ann St. Jacques has managed to make these her signature attributes by way of weaving herself within her work and the lives and wellbeing of the people and communities she serves.
And so, in this humble appeal, please allow me to nominate Lee-Ann St. Jacques for ‘Executive of the Year’ of the Influential Women of Northern Ontario 2017 Awards.
Last year, I was hired as Temporary Community Relations Worker at the CDSSAB where Lee-Ann was my supervisor and it was during this brief assignment that I witnessed first-hand the qualities that make Lee-Ann a top nominee for this timely award. I profited from her inherent insight on multiple occasions, with my thousand questions on approaching clients and our unique challenges. I felt her warmth and kindness exude in her interactions with tenants, was present for her authentic facilitation of meetings, and was ever-impressed by her expert manning of the myriad details in implementing her vision to successful execution across the organization’s various projects and community reach.
Though it is not myself but her esteemed colleagues who truly know and understand the intrinsic value she brings to the table of our communities. Her fellow community leaders have known her and have worked alongside her for years building economic wealth and opportunity in our North. It is they who without hesitation agreed and were honoured to write their letters of support, who can qualify her accomplishments, her legacy and her impact, and who attest to how she lives and breathes her role with passion, vision, and heart.
In the Nomination download, and in part below, are three preeminent letters of support, Lee-Ann’s bio and an important article on her latest and most prolific project to date, along with the Award Category Questions answered. It is my hope that these thoughts, facts and opinions will team to validate the breadth of Lee-Ann’s successes and convince you beyond a doubt that she is the genuine candidate for the IW 2017 Executive of the Year Award.
Former Temporary Community Relations Worker, CDSSAB
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