Jeff Mills, Coordinator Community Development, Mills Community Support a Mississippi-based agency that provides housing and other supports and services for local seniors, persons with disabilities and families. Jeff works in Lanark County using Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) techniques and believes that people rather than money is the key to making truly welcoming communities.
Jeff studied Photography at the Ontario College of Art and Humber College and has also worked as a carpenter, photographer, bus driver, Seniors Home Support worker and stay-at-home dad.
Jeff was a co-owner of a small group seniors’ travel business, an avid cyclist and founder of Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month and the Eastern Ontario Active Transportation Summit. He has been awarded the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals for his community service as well as the Mississippi Mills Cultural Volunteer Award.
—Paul Born, President, Tamarack Institute & author of Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times
—Al Etmanski, ABCD Faculty, author,community activist, and social entrepreneur