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Hydro One's director of sustainability joins local group

'Organizations like Sustainable Orillia play a valuable role in providing leadership in the communities it serve,' says Hydro One official
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Jessica Bentley-Jacobs.

Sustainable Orillia is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica Bentley-Jacobs to their Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2021.

Bentley-Jacobs currently serves as the Director of Sustainability at Hydro One. Since joining the Hydro One team in 2018, Jessica has been successful in accelerating Hydro One’s sustainability practices. She is a proven and collaborative relationship builder who led the development of Hydro One’s first sustainability strategy.

Before joining Hydro One, Bentley-Jacobs spent her career in both the private and non-profit sectors to strategically implement sustainability initiatives. She continues to serve on the Campaign for Wool in Canada Board and serves as a mentor for new Canadians as part of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council.

“I’m delighted to join Sustainable Orillia and be a part of a team working to create positive change,” Bentley-Jacobs says. “I believe it’s important to show that everyone can help make the world more sustainable, and organizations like Sustainable Orillia play a valuable role in providing leadership in the communities it serves.”

Sustainable Orillia’s President, Stan Mathewson, adds, "Jessica brings a unique combination of education, professional experience and perspectives on what being "sustainable" means. We are so fortunate to have her join the Board. She has already contributed to our Earth Day webinar in April and will be an active member of several sectors as well as a supporter of the Youth Council. Welcome to the team, Jessica!"

Sustainable Orillia is a network of citizens committed to improving the quality of life, the health and wellness, and the environment in our community.

Mandated and supported by the Mayor and Council, Sustainable Orillia provides an overarching framework for programs and partnerships that target more sustainable practices, linking community environment, economics and society.