My office runs on the behind-the-scenes effort of my staff. Scroll below to learn more about my team, some of whom you may have met at an event, in my Ward Office, or through email.
Julia Keast is the Legislative Assistant and Policy Advisor for Councillor Diane Deans. Julia works with the Councillor on legislative and policy items that rise to Committee and Council, including those related to the Councillor’s role as Chair of the Police Services Board. Julia can help residents navigate the City’s planning and development processes and provide information on active development applications in Gloucester-Southgate Ward. Julia is based at our City Hall location and is the main point of contact for media.
Jessica Bradley | Policy Advisor and Community Outreach Coordinator
Jessica Bradley is the Community Outreach Coordinator and Policy Advisor for Councillor Diane Deans. Jessica assists the Councillor with major community and city wide files and is also responsible for organizing outreach efforts and engagement opportunities for the Councillor. Jessica is based at our City Hall location.
Melanie is a Caseworker for Councillor Diane Deans. Melanie assists the Councillor and Ward residents with casework matters, such as parks, social services, bylaw, and winter operations among others. She is based at our Ward location in the Greenboro Community Centre.
Rachel Weese is the Office Manager for Councillor Diane Deans. Rachel assists the Councillor with scheduling, correspondence, office administration, and triages community inquiries. Rachel is based at our City Hall location.