The Awesome Awards - Nominations

Lisa Helps

Nominated by Nicole Chaland (updated)
July 16, 2014
I nominate Victoria City Councillor Lisa Helps. Lisa Helps governs with transparency and integrity. She maintains two-way communication with the public through radio, facebook, twitter, her own website and at events. Lisa organized 3 participatory budget workshops last year. In these workshops, the public had a chance to deepen understanding of city finances and give feedback. Lisa's bias towards transparent governance has had a positive influence council operations. Lisa was able to convince City council to report decisions that were made during 'in camera' meetings to the public immediately following meetings. Lisa also founded an important organization in Victoria, the Community Micro-Lending Society, which provides p2p lending to assist the most disadvantaged to start businesses. Lisa Helps is totally awesome.