Angela Keller-Herzog is an experienced leader, energetic community builder, small-business owner and former diplomat. Angela is running because she thinks it’s high time for us to work together, for a fairer world and one with a livable climate.

She is a gen-Xer mom and has lived in Ottawa Centre, on unceded Algonquin territory, off and on for thirty years. She has also lived and worked in Indonesia, Germany, Quebec and B.C..

Angela is a trained economist (M.A. Economics, Carleton University), and is the executive director of Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES). She has over 20 years’ experience working in international development including Transparency International and the Government of Canada. She has represented Canada overseas and at United Nations conferences.

Preserving biodiversity and taking climate action are two of Angela’s core values. That’s why she sits on the boards of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative (OREC), CoEnergy and the Glebe Community Association. She believes in local action, taking responsibility and getting things done to create the world we want to live in. She is a co-founder of Ottawa Centre Refugee Action and the Glashan Schoolyard Greening Project. She has received multiple awards recognizing her progressive community leadership.