Nomination Date: 09/08/2018
April Jeffs has served two terms (2010-2018) as Mayor of the Township of Wainfleet and as a Niagara Regional Councillor.
As Vice-Chair of the Niagara Region’s Budget Committee, she delivered three low-tax budgets for Niagara residents including a 0% increase in 2016.
April has operated a wedding and portrait photography business for the past 16 years, and understands firsthand the challenges that small business owners face in Niagara Centre.
April serves as a Member on the Board of Directors of the Niagara Children’s Centre, United Way Niagara, Welland Heritage and Multicultural Centre, Port Colborne-Wainfleet Chamber of Commerce and Arid Recovery Homes.
April has served as a past member of Therapy Tails Niagara and St. John Ambulance.
April holds a degree in tourism from Niagara College. In 2008, she was voted Niagara’s Favourite Photographer. In 2011, April was a recipient of Niagara’s 40 under 40 Business Achievement Award. In 2013, April a nominee for Women in Business Award by the Women in Niagara Council and Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
April is a past member of Toastmasters Internationals, Professional Photographers of Ontario and has volunteered as a coach with the Wainfleet Minor Softball Association.
April was born and raised in Niagara has worked hard to represent her community while raising her two sons Gordy and Thomas.