One of the many distinctive qualities of Ward 5 is our diversity. Our community is a balanced mix of families, seniors, and students. When students lack the necessary skills to be good neighbours, enter Kathryn Hofer.
Hofer is the Manager, Off-Campus Living at the University of Guelph. Her role often involves home visits to help students better understand the community impact of their behaviour. She also coordinates various programs designed to improve community relations such as Right Foot Forward (info packages for new residents) and Move-out Madness (disposal of large furniture). Hofer works closely with city officials, landlords and Guelph Police Service. She is the co-chair of the local chapter of Town and Gown Ontario and recently co-ordinated the provincial conference here in Guelph.
Kathryn is our hero for her work building positive and constructive relationships between students, neighbours and local community associations. It’s a tough job, and Kathryn does it all with a smile.