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Jennifer Locke
Executive Director
T: 705-457-4700 ext. 23

My history with Haliburton is long and this place has always been close to my heart, even when I was physically far away. My family has been here since the turn of the century, and we had a cottage on Drag Lake for years. I spent many of my best summers in Haliburton village before moving here full-time to graduate from Hal-High. I left to get two degrees from Western, and later got another from the University of Saskatchewan.

Over the years, I have worked in many settings, from a cashier at Todd’s Independent when it first opened to a marketing associate in the corporate office of a large bank. In 2012, I moved to Alberta and found work as an environmental consultant. In this role, I gained business acumen and management skills as I worked on a variety of projects and capacities – my work spanned everything from providing marketing support to writing regulatory reports.

As many do, I have returned to the area to make a life for myself and my daughter, as I wanted to get back to my roots and give my daughter a small-town upbringing. When the position as ED of the Chamber of Commerce became available, I jumped at the chance to join the team, as I knew it would be a great opportunity to make a tangible difference in my beloved community.

I am passionately dedicated to doing everything possible to ensure the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce successfully provides a voice for the business community – I want to be the support our local businesses need. Member or not, please do get in touch! I am always excited to hear stories and learn more about the businesses in our community.