ASH Volunteer of the Year 2004-2005

Judith Ann Rinfret

Since moving to Sandy Hill in 1990, Judy has been a committed community activist on many fronts. Judy has worked in the municipal political arena where she has acquired a background in politics, planning, environmental issues, by-laws, community relations, and skepticism (which she hopes is still healthy). Although she is neither a lawyer nor architect, she was appointed to the Ottawa’s Committee of Adjustment for a three year term in 1995. Arts, heritage and the environment are her priorities. She is a vigilante for pedestrians and walks the walk in Sandy Hill. Her natural inclinations, rural upbringing, and experience keep her mindful of reducing, reusing, and recycling. She always tries to work for public good, particularly in Sandy Hill.