Clare was born and raised in Niagara. She grew up in Jordan Village in the Town of Lincoln and visited Niagara-on-the-Lake frequently as a child.
Clare met her husband Mac while both were working at Fort George in 2003. They moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake in 2011, where they are now raising a young family.
Current Role & Committees
As a Town Councillor, Clare is one of eight elected individuals who with the Lord Mayor represent all of the residents in Niagara-on-the-Lake, across all of our communities including Virgil, St. Davids, Old Town, Glendale, Queenston and rural areas.
The role of Deputy Lord Mayor is designated by by-law to the person who wins the greatest share of votes among Councillor candidates during a general municipal election.
In addition to her duties as a member of Committee of the Whole and Council, Clare is also a member of the following advisory committees:
Riverbrink Museum Board
Customer Experience and Technology (Vice-Chair)
Lord Mayor's Economic Development Task Force (Chair)
Education & Experience
Clare studied History and Art History at the University of Toronto.
Her Masters degree concentrated on changing patterns of land use in Niagara through the 20th century, and the quality of agricultural lands in this area.
Clare also holds an MBA from the Goodman School of Business at Brock University, and presented her research on executive leadership transitions at the EDC Paris Business School in 2015.
Clare has worked in the municipal sector for ten years, learning how successful municipalities function from the inside out.
She is currently employed as the Manager, Customer Experience at the City of Burlington, advocating for customer-centric thinking and engaging digital services in one of Canada's top mid-sized cities.