About Heather

Heather Watson’s Experience

Heather Watson has lived in the Douro Ward for close to 25 years. A graduate from Fleming College in Business Administration, Watson has worked and volunteered in the community her entire career. Heather is an engaged and active member of the community. Heather is the Creative Director at acorn30, a marketing agency working with manufacturing and agriculture companies.

Together, Heather and her husband Dan have raised their son who now lives on his own in the community. When not working on Council or business initiatives, Heather spends time at her husband’s family farm in Douro Ward.

Some of Watson’s past community involvement:

  • Warsaw Fire Hall Park fundraising group
  • Douro Library Vice Chair of the Board
  • Ridpath Public School Parent Council
  • Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Peterborough
  • Kawartha Chamber Board Member
  • Community Futures Peterborough Board Member
  • Fleming College Alumni Council Member
  • Peterborough Agricultural Society Board Member
  • United Way Peterborough Campaign Cabinet

Some of Watson’s awards and achievements:

  • Diploma in Municipal Administration from the Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO)
  • Non-Profit Leadership Certificate from Fleming College
  • Peterborough Chamber of Commerce 4-Under-40 Award Recipient in 2015
  • Toastmasters Area Director
  • Ontario Volunteer Service Award
  • RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Nominee

Council Record

Heather was elected as Douro Ward Councillor in 2018.

In addition to serving on Council, Heather sits on the following boards and committees:

  • Douro Dummer Public Library Board – Appointed January 15, 2019
  • Property Standards Committee – Appointed January 15, 2019
  • Donwood Parks Committee – Appointed April 16, 2019
  • Peterborough GreenUp SUN Warsaw
  • Canada Day Parade Committee – Appointed May 21, 2019
  • Business Advisory Group (Covid-19 Recovery) – Appointed May 26, 2020
  • Chair of the Human Resources Committee – Appointed January 11, 2022
  • Chair of Committee of the Whole – Appointed February 8, 2022
  • Chair of Arenas Facilities Future Ad-Hoc Committee – Appointed May 3, 2022

Some of the successful initiatives Heather has led since being elected:

  • Rehabilitation of Dalview Road in Donwood
  • Reconstruction of Clintonia Park
  • Revitalization of Daleview Park
  • Revitalization of Maryvale Park
  • Improving access to Council meetings through an enhanced online agenda and streamed Council meetings
  • Updates to the Procedural By-Law to provide greater transparency and access to residents
  • Ongoing safety improvements and enhancements to Birch View Road
  • Speed Reduction on Division Road
  • Creation of the Douro Dummer Business Networking Group
  • Chair of the Douro Canada Day Parade Committee
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