Councillor Jo-Anne Gignac is a lifelong resident of the Riverside area. Jo-Anne was first elected to City Council in 2003 representing Ward 5. A few of Jo-Anne's extensive committee appointments include Chair of the Service Delivery Review Committee and member of the Licensing Commission, Rail Issues, Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority, Essex Region Conservation Authority, Lou Romano, Planning Advisory Committee, WFCU, Environmental Master Plan and many more. Her work on the Operating and Capital Budget Committees has been very productive in addressing the financial challenges the City has and will continue to wrestle with.
Councillor Gignac currently serves on the following boards and committees:
- Community Services & Parks Standing Committee
- Enwin Utilities Board of Directors
- Huron Lodge Committee of Management
- New City Hall Project Steering Committee
- Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island Board of Directors
- Windsor Canada Utilities Board of Directors
- Windsor Detroit Tunnel Corporation
- Olde Riverside BIA
- Pillette Village BIA
Additionally Jo-Anne Gignac has represented the community at the School Board level: she was elected in 1988 as a Trustee and subsequently served as Vice-Chairperson and Chairperson of the School Board until 2000 when she decided not to seek re-election. Jo-Anne has also been involved with a number of Community organizations, including the Children's Achievement Centre, Windsor Catholic Family Services, Habitat for Humanity, May Court Club of Windsor and the Committee of Adjustment.
Councillor Gignac’s continuing priorities are to attract diversified investment in Windsor to create jobs; continuing the City of Windsor’s fiscal focus on reducing costs and taxes; promoting safe and clean neighbourhoods; and investing in improved sewers and roads. She is committed to working tirelessly with residents and business, making the tough decisions to achieve an attractive, vibrant community at the forefront of social and economic innovation.