Ward 6 Candidate: Jeremy Renaud

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Jeremy Renaud

601-8888 Riverside Drive East, Windsor, Ontario, N8S 1N2
Phone: 519-566-1735

2022 Windsor Election Rose City Politics Candidate Questionnaire answers:

1. What is your prior political experience?

The following includes collective experience both at a post-secondary level and at a community one (where there were politics in seeking positions, addressing issues, and advocating for support): 

  • 1999-2000 President, Brock University Athletic Council
  • 1999-2000 President, Brock University Sport Management Association
  • 2000 – Candidate for Brock University Student Union (BUSU) President
  • 16 Years’ Combined Board Governance Experience Chairing Sport Organizations Link: https://jeremyrenaud.ca/community/ 
  • Last Municipal Elections – Trustee Candidate, Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board, Wards 6&7 Combined.

2. Why are you running?

  • We (Ward 6) need change.
  • For the well being of others who reside in my community (Ward 6). 
  • I believe my personal, profession, and volunteer experiences have genuinely prepared me for this position.

3. What do you do currently for a living?

Current Professional Experience (Simultaneously)

  • Corporate Relationship Manager – United Way / Centraide Windsor-Essex
  • Professor – Sport and Recreation Management, St. Clair College
  • Esports Coordinator – Lancer Gaming, The University of Windsor
  • General Manager // National Team Manager – Dodgeball Canada
  • General Manager – Canada’s National Sport Card & Memorabilia Expo.

4. What is the biggest issue affecting the ward you are running for?

  • Safe Neighbourhoods
    • which includes: complete streets (lighting, design and function) to support traffic calming and vision zero, crime and homelessness.
    • The safety of our residents (and their children), our businesses, and community are paramount. 

5. What is the biggest issue affecting the city of Windsor?

  • Safe Neighbourhoods
    • which includes: complete streets (lighting, design and function) to support traffic calming and vision zero, crime and homelessness.
    • The safety of our residents (and their children), our businesses, and community are paramount. 

6. Are you seeking any endorsements?

  • In terms of financial endorsements, yes, however, I will support myself to the maximum available budget required/allowed by the City of Windsor.
  • In terms of public endorsements, I am not seeking political endorsements from any particular parties.

7. Have you received any endorsements?

  • Yes, I have received financial endorsements.
  • Yes, I have received endorsements in terms of supporters who have endorsed my application for office and those who have agreed to verbally vote for me on the 24th of October.
  • No, I have not received any endorsements from any political parties.

8. Will you continue the “hold the line on taxes” policy?

No. Reason, as inflation rises, I cannot promise to hold the line on taxes however will endorse proper expenditures on projects and initiatives that build our community (ex. road improvements; vision zero, traffic calming).

9. Do you support the mega-hospital location?

Yes, I support the mega-hospital location however, also simultaneously advocate for continued services and 24-hour support through the Downtown Core // Windsor West.

10. Do you support strong mayor legislation?


11. Should the city use taxpayers dollars to bring jobs to the area?


12. If you are running in a ward with an incumbent who is also running, why is change necessary, and why are you the person to deliver it?

Change is very necessary in my Ward as we need proper representation. The make-up of our residents are younger and more diversified. We also communicate differently with each other. I am more relatable to the demographic that currently exists and have the ability to respond while being fully accessible by phone, email, or social media. I am also at an age where I think differently than the incumbent before me. My work experiences in professional capacities have taught me to think strategically with long-term development while addressing issues at hand “in the now.”  I am thinking about the next generation of community leaders and what type of environment we are bringing them into as young as my son (aged 8) and earlier. We need a leader that is representative of the times, born of the community they reside in with a proven track record of success.

For myself, I enjoy helping others and have a passion for our community. I understand how to translate ideas from inception to execution and recognize the importance of community integration, multi-sectoral partnerships, and collaboration. Finally, as a resident, I would be honoured to represent Ward 6; to advocate for our needs while enabling opportunities to empower our future.

13. How many hours per week do you plan to allocate towards council business if elected?

  • 60 hours minimum per week plus community events, volunteer engagement, and appearances.
  • I am prepared to step down from other current work initiatives to prioritize my community.  

14. Do you live in the ward you are running for?

Yes. I am a lifelong resident of Ward 6. 

15. What agencies, boards, or committees do/have you served on, and in what capacity?

Community Experience, Membership and Affiliations

  • Co-Chairperson/Founder – KidSport Windsor
  • Chairperson/Founder – Windsor-Essex Sports Council
  • Chairperson, Governance – Leadership Advancement for Women and Sport (LAWS)
  • Chairperson – Windsor/Essex County Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Board Member – Miracle League of Riverside Baseball
  • Selection Committee Member – MLSE Foundation
  • Event Manager – Windsor Spitfires Foundation
  • Member – Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 255
  • Member – Rotary Club of Windsor-St. Clair
  • Member – Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland
  • Plus Volunteer – for many community organizations!

16. What person, animal or fictional character should be Windsor’s unofficial mascot?

This is a fantastic question, however the choices are too limited. Our strengths are too diverse (in my opinion) to limit us. I could name several superheroes or animals that come to mind but after considerable thinking, I am going to respond with the answer of each Windsorite who looks in the mirror. They each have the ability to represent us as our unofficial mascot. 

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