Angela Keller-Herzog is an experienced leader, energetic community builder, small-business owner and former diplomat.
Angela is a gen-Xer mom, married with two young-adult children. Angela has lived in Ottawa Centre, on unceded Algonquin territory, off and on for thirty years. She has also lived and worked in Indonesia, Germany, Quebec and BC.
Angela is the Executive Director of Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES) and Principal at Horizon Green consulting. She has over 20 years experience working in international development for non-governmental organizations including Transparency International and the Canadian federal government. She has represented Canada overseas and at United Nations conferences.
She sits on the boards of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Coop (OREC), CoEnergy, and the Glebe Community Association. She believes in local action, taking responsibility and creating the world we want to live in. She is a co-founder of Ottawa Centre Refugee Action; led the Glashan Schoolyard Greening Project; and recently initiated the Glebe Collegiate Institute Century Trees project.
At the municipal level Angela has been an effective advocate for climate responsibility, budgetary and strategic priorities for term of council, and the protection of the urban forest. She has received multiple awards recognizing her progressive community leadership.
Angela is a trained economist (M.A. Economics, Carleton) and calls for a more equal distribution of income and wealth, a lower carbon economy, and solutions that create clean jobs and serve to make our society healthier and fairer.
Angela is inspired by Greta Thunberg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jane Goodall and Nelson Mandela.
Hear for Yourself
Just a week before the 2019 election, Angela joined other candidates in Ottawa Centre at an all-candidates debate held by a number of community associations. Hear what she had to say in her opening and closing remarks.