About Lise

Lise Burcher CV – PDF Format

Lise has served as a City of Guelph Councillor for the past 11 years. Lise empowers our community to strive for what is possible in our city. She is a skilled and committed collaborator, working with residents to seize opportunities and catalyze change. Lise continues to strive for smarter, more resilient and caring solutions to the opportunities and challenges we face in this riding, and throughout our country.

With a focus on sustainable growth, livability and economic prosperity, Lise championed our most successful community initiatives in recent years.

Lise was instrumental in securing over $40 million in Federal and Provincial funding for local infrastructure improvements in our community. Through her lobbying and advocacy work over the past 7 years as a Director of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Lise achieved tremendous financial investment in our community. The funds were used to build the downtown transit hub, Guelph Station, Market Square, the Guelph Museum and other important transportation projects. Other innovative City projects received funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Green Municipal Fund, where Lise was appointed as a Director.

Lise was at the FCM table developing federal-provincial infrastructure programs, advocating for a national housing strategy, transit strategy, food and water security plan, Canada-EU Trade Agreement (CETA), municipal status at the UN Copenhagen Summit, and international capacity development programs and funding.

Lise is a well-known and respected figure in the community and amongst federal and provincial politicians and staff. She successfully ran and won three municipal campaigns in Guelph and seven annual elections with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

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One thought on “About Lise”

  1. Hi Lise, I heard today that there are appointments to the Canadian senate open and I immediately thought of you. I think you should apply. Canada would be very lucky to have someone with your skills and abilities in the upper chamber.

    Best wishes,


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