I am Jenny Jones and I am running for High River Town Council

It is important that you know a bit about me and my election platform. I am a successful local small business owner and have lived with my family in High River for the past 16 years. Not only do we love living in this community, but I am an avid volunteer that takes great pride in giving back to the community that has given so much to me and my family. My years of community engagement have prepared me for the highest level of decision making as your representative on Town Council. It is about trust, responsible budgeting and putting COMMUNITY FIRST!

Learn More about Jenny Jones

As a resident of High River for the last 16 years, I have found that it is the perfect place to raise my 3 children (Hanna, Kyle and Erika) and to successfully operate my business, About You Hair & Esthetics.  I have been happily married to my husband, Keith Jones, for 26 years. Keith was raised in High River and currently owns and operates his local business, A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspection.  After living in my hometown of Lethbridge, Alberta for the first 10 years of our marriage, we decided High River was the place to be and moved here in September of 2005.

I have dedicated my time and volunteered hundreds of hours over the last decade to building this community and supporting the education of our children.  Not only am I a proud local business owner, but I love to spend time engaging with other volunteers to build parks, support town events and find funding to support important local projects.

This experience will prove invaluable as a Town Councilor because I have extensive knowledge of working with a board to make decisions, function within approved budgets, adhere to policy and bylaws, engage the membership and create successful partnerships, specifically with the Town. Below are some of the highlights of my volunteerism and the recognition I have been privileged to receive as a result of my commitment and dedication.

Expand Volunteer Experience

Social Volunteerism

Kin Canada – District Level Member since 2017
Positions held: Governor (present), Vice Governor, Education Director, Coordinator, Awards Director, Deputy Governor

Foothills Kinettes – Charter Member since 2006
Positions held: President, Vice President, Water Tower Park Committee Chair
Project: Chair, Foothills Kinettes Water Tower Park (2015-2021)

Sorority – Beta Sigma Phi member since 1994
Positions held: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

School Volunteerism

Parent Council Member – many, many years
Foothills School Division – Special Committee Member for Covid Re-entry
Grad Committee Chair – Highwood High
Playground Chair – EJCS
Parent Council Chair – Highwood High

Awards

  • Founders Award of Achievement (2020-21)
  • Friend of Education Award – EJCS (2020-21)
  • Kinette Gem “Going the Extra Mile Award (2020-21)
  • Kinette of the Year (2017-18)
  • Kin Deputy Governor of the Year (2017-18)
  • Kin Zone of the Year (2017-18)
  • Kin Maple Leaf Award of Distinction (2006-07)
  • Kin Members Award of Excellence (2015-16, 2016-17)

Jenny’s Quick Facts

  • I’ve lived in High River for 16 years.
  • I’ve been married to Keith Jones for 26 years.
  • I have 3 children, Hanna, Kyle and Erika.
  • I adore my two Yorkshire Terriers, Obie and Grace.
  • I’ve been a business owner for over 26 years.
  • My current business in High River is “About You Hair & Esthetics”

Endorsements for Jenny Jones

I have had the privilege of working side-by-side with many incredible people over the years, who like me, want to give back to this community. They have graciously provided an endorsement for my Council run and offered their opinion on what I have to offer.

Jenny is an incredible leader who gives everything she has to her community.  When she commits to an obligation, whether it is a project or coordinating a social event, you can always count on it getting done right and with everyone’s needs being fulfilled.  Jenny is constantly learning to improve her skills, she listens to constructive criticism and is always there to give her ear.

Tricia Bliss

Owner, Mr. Mike’s Steakhouse – High River

Jenny GETS THINGS DONE!   Her dedication to the Community of High River is apparent in every role she takes on.  She is goal oriented, and has accomplished each goal I have seen her set in the 16 years I have known her. She will bring to Town Council a very positive perspective. Jenny listens to both sides of any issue before taking a stance in favour or against, and is respectful of the views of all.  

Her goal to serve on Council with a platform of Community First is a goal I am certain Jenny will work tirelessly towards achieving.

Debra Olmsted

Charter Member Foothills Kinettes

Jenny has always amazed me with the time and personal commitment she has dedicated to the Foothills Kinettes and helping make our community a better place. I have personally observed her excellent networking skills and professionalism when dealing with business matters.

Her strong desire to build community and enhance the quality of life for the residents of High River would greatly assist in advancing the progress of our community. Jenny will bring fresh ideas, enthusiasm and the ability to get the job done.

Tara DeWitt

Business Owner, Food in a Flash/Tara’s Treasures

Jenny is an incredible leader who gives wholeheartedly to the greater Foothills. Her projects meet a need and she never shies away from hard work. Her passion is apparent and her interpersonal skills are exceptional. Jenny has drive and vision but most importantly she is the queen of execution! It has always been a pleasure and a success to work alongside Jenny Jones and she will be an absolute asset to High River Town Council!

Corene Loewen

Real Estate Agent, Corene Loewen – Real Estate

Jenny’s Priorities for High River

With dedication, I want to actively participate in making decisions that positively impact our community;

By hard work, I want to be make the possibilities a reality;

Through collaboration, I want to build on the strong vision that is High River.

It’s all about COMMUNITY FIRST!


VALUE FOR TAX DOLLARS

It always comes back to value for your tax dollars. It is not “my” money I will be overseeing, but “our” money, that is why responsible budgeting that maximizes our revenue sources is a top priority.

Council’s job is to work with Administration to ensure that resources are going where there is the most value, and that VALUE is based on what the COMMUNITY needs to be strong and vibrant. There is an established strategic vision already in place and I want to build on that existing foundation, but will ensure that if changes need to be made along the way, they will happen with VALUE FOR TAX DOLLARS in mind.

SUPPORTING VOLUNTEERISM

Volunteers really are the backbone of our community! As a proud volunteer for years, I have been part of projects, events and community building that has been invaluable to the town. I have seen firsthand how much a proud resident can contribute back to the local economy through good works.

Volunteers, service clubs and local business owners that WANT to contribute time, money and resources back into the community all because they believe in our town, cannot be underestimated; it is a sign of a HEALTHY COMMUNITY!

Plus it keeps High River the attractive place it is today.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Economic development and growth should be strategic and specific. This ensures that how High River grows and what type of community it becomes, reflects the priorities and values of its residents.

Capitalizing on economic or social opportunities that bring VALUE to the COMMUNITY must be thoughtful and planned. We need to encourage mutually beneficial industry and commercial development that enhances our QUALITY OF LIFE and contributes to the social good of our town.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We have been isolated for too long. Council needs to support projects and activities that bring us together and encourage community spirit. This is what makes High River special and attracts the right kind of growth.

Contact Jenny Jones

In the spirit of citizen engagement, I welcome the opportunity to hear your thoughts, listen to your concerns and be inspired by your ideas. Your interest in my campaign is important to me. 

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Upcoming Events

As election day approaches on MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021, I will be participating in various events and activities that will help you get to know me better. I want you to be informed come election day and confidently VOTE JENNY JONES for Town Councilor.

Meet and Greet with Jenny

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Election Forum

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VOTE JENNY JONES on October 18, 2021!

Building Community and putting Community First!