The following former Management Committee members of For a Better Cambridge came together to found Citizens for Cambridge and establish the organization’s first Board of Directors.
Randy was born and raised in Markham, ON and moved with his family from Toronto to Cambridge in 2012. He is a career management consultant, having led an independent practice for more than 10 years. In 2017, Randy founded REFOCUS, a professional development organization dedicated to advancing how organizations address their sustainability. Randy serves as President of Floorball Canada and locally leads the West Galt Neighbourhood Protection Association. For pleasure, Randy, his wife Melissa and daughters Leah (4) and Clara (1) enjoy adventure travelling, trail running with their energetic dog Hank and spending time in the outdoors.
A resident of Cambridge for 46 years, Dan is retired from APOS Systems Inc., a Kitchener software company that he started in 1992. After retirement, he and his wife Joanne moved from the suburbs to a downtown Galt condo. In retirement, Dan has become an active volunteer in the community and was a founder of For a Better Cambridge. He is also a volunteer with PROBUS Club of Cambridge, Kitchener Waterloo Community Orchestra and his building’s condo board. Married to Joanne for 50 years, they enjoy travel, their 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
Jayne has been a resident of Cambridge for 43 years. She retired from the Waterloo Region District School Board as the Manager of Corporate Services after a 31 year career. Jayne was recently elected to serve as a Public School Board Trustee for Cambridge & North Dumfries and in December was elected as WRDSB Chairperson of the Board. Jayne has served as the past Chair and member of the Cambridge Archives Board and past Chair and current member of the Patient & Family Advisory Committee at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. In her spare time Jayne and her husband David enjoy sailing on Lake Ontario aboard their sailboat Enchantment.
Director of Marketing & Communications
Tracy was born and raised in Cambridge and calls it home. She studied in Toronto and settled in the GTA for 17 years and recently returned to Cambridge in 2016. Her career has been focused in the cosmetic industry, last working as the Director of Sales & Marketing for a global manufacturer. She has recently taken some time away from her career and is now CEO of the Shaban household, spending time with her daughter Mary Lou and her husband Chris. As a member of Calvary Pentecostal Assembly, she serves in the Kids ministry and is passionate about seeing Cambridge and its residents thrive. She is happy to serve with Citizens For Cambridge.
Chair - Affordable Housing Committee
Bob moved to Cambridge over 40 years ago and started a dental practice. He has been actively involved volunteering throughout his time here. Bob’s longest associations were with the Y, Cambridge Basketball and CanAmera. Currently he is a member of the Cambridge Sports Hall of Fame committee and a committee of Basketball Ontario. Recently retired, he decided that “Cambridge has been so good to me so rather than sit around and watch, I would become active and try to find solutions to some of the problems we are facing in our community.”
Chair - Addiction, Treatment and Mental Health Committee
A 63-year Cambridge resident and Professional Engineer, Keith retired from Babcock & Wilcox Canada after 42 years. A member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, he serves on the House of Friendship’s Close to Home Capital Campaign and Development Committee. Active in two West Galt Neighbourhood Protection Association Steering Committees and a For a Better Cambridge management committee member, he has also served on Regional citizen panels and working groups for Master Transportation Planning, Opioid Crisis Strategy Review, Harm Reduction and Disposal, Wellbeing Waterloo and Made in Waterloo Consumption and Treatment Services. Married to Sue for 46 years, they have raised 3 children and now enjoy 5 grandchildren.