Jennifer Alderson lives in Belle River with her husband and eight year old daughter. She works as a human resources professional for a local automotive parts manufacturer in Lakeshore. She also teaches youth and adult cooking classes in the evening at the local arena. Jennifer is an advocate for the local sustainable food movement which encouraged her to create the Belle River Farmers’ Market in 2014. She volunteered her time managing the market for three years and has also served as a resident member of the Town of Lakeshore’s Community Services Advisory Committee, and as a parent representative of the parent teacher council at her daughter’s school.
Jennifer obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Windsor with coursework in business, labour studies and political science. She also completed a post-secondary certificate in Human Resources Management from Lambton College. After which, she obtained her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation and is currently working toward her Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL) designation.
Jennifer is focused on issues involving the environment, the economy, education and infrastructure and their importance to Essex County. She feels that more must be done to clean up our Great Lakes, so that our local fresh water can be enjoyed for generations to come. She feels that everyone who is willing should be able to find meaningful and sustainable employment. She believes in post-secondary education for all, no matter a person’s financial situation. She also feels that public transportation should be expanded and further developed, so that service is available throughout Essex County.
When not busy working and volunteering, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, running on the many area trails, reading a variety of books and articles on historic and current events, and developing new seasonal recipes.
Jennifer is excited to be a Green Party candidate in the 2019 election, allowing residents the opportunity to elect someone from a party who will stand by their values and put Canadians first.