With many years in government and business, Lynne Reynolds brings to the citizens of Greater Sudbury a deep understanding of how federal, provincial and municipal governments work.
Most recently, Lynne was the Executive Director of the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities, an organization which represents and acts on the concerns of all 111 cities, towns and municipalities in Northeastern Ontario.
She served as a Councillor for the City of Greater Sudbury from 2003 to 2006, as well as a Mayoral candidate in 2006 when she was endorsed by the Sudbury Star as “Best Fit for Mayor”. In 2011, she was also endorsed by the Sudbury Star as “Best Fit for Member of Parliament”.
Lynne has also served in Ottawa as Special Political Assistant for Northern Ontario and as a trusted advisor to a cabinet minister, with responsibility for all files affecting Northern Ontario, including FedNor, mining and forestry.
All of these roles demanded sound judgement, strong people skills and well-honed issue management skills. Lynne prides herself on being a results-oriented person with an ability to grasp and act on the issues that are of concern to the citizens she represents.
Lynne’s broad experience also includes broadcast management, government relations, media relations and communications. She has been the broker/owner of a successful real estate firm, as well as her own marketing company, Community Connections.
An avid nature lover and promoter of all things northern, Lynne has been an active community volunteer all of her life (see community service). Over the years she has lent her skills to many organizations and community groups, most recently as Executive Director and Board Member of Senior Friendly Sudbury, Senior Friendly Ontario, Downtown Village Development Corporation and the Sudbury Arts Council.
She is fully bilingual, a lifelong Sudburian and lives in Ward 11.