Councillor Janet Haslett-Theall
Ward 3 Town and Regional Councillor
Councillor Janet Haslett-Theall was acclaimed as Regional and Town Councillor for Ward 3 in 2022. She had served since 2018 as Town Councillor for Ward 3.
Councillor Haslett-Theall is a proud graduate of Trent University and Rotman School of Management in Strategic Human Resources, with her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. She has worked as a Human Resources professional for 30 years; the last twenty as a consultant/ombudsperson for manufacturing, small business and professional services.
As an active community volunteer during the past 16 years, Councillor Haslett-Theall served as Chair of the EJ James Public School Council and President of the Joshua Creek Residents Association. She was co-founder of a coalition of 11 Resident Associations with the challenge to champion fair geographic distribution of community services. This volunteer effort resulted in Town Council’s approval of two community centres: Trafalgar Park Community Centre (the old Oakville Arena) and Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre.
Councillor Haslett-Theall is a passionate advocate for responsible land planning and development within our authority and has worked tirelessly to create and maintain a municipality with a focus on livability. She says we must respect our past while making thoughtful decisions for the generations to come and that will continue to guide her actions and efforts as Regional and Town Councillor.
Having experienced the joy and rewards of being involved in the community, she values the diverse knowledge and experiences of her constituents and encourages their engagement through participation in public meetings. In tandem with her Ward 3 Town Councillor Dave Gittings, Councillor Haslett-Theall urges residents to be informed and up to date on local issues through subscription to the Councillors’ personal newsletter, sent electronically each month.
In her first term, Councillor Haslett-Theall was actively involved in the revitalization of Downtown as a member of the Downtown BIA - a transformation she continues to support as Council works toward the realization of the Downtown Cultural Hub plans. She valued her participation in the Public Library Strategic Plan and her work with the board in supporting the crucially important community role the library plays in the lives of Oakville’s citizens.
Councillor Haslett-Theall, her husband Larry and three children have been residents of Ward 3 since 1991.