2017 EPC Nominee: Joshua Smee

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Everyday Political Citizen Tuesday, October 31, 2017 View Count = 1052

2017 EPC Nominee: Joshua Smee

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Josh Smee of St. John's, NL, was nominated by Rob Nolan 

Joshua Smee is a passionate community builder in St. John's, who is focused on improving the lives of others through his work, volunteer, and academic energies.

In his day job, as the Provincial Expansion Coordinator for Choices for Youth, Josh travels around the province consulting with community members seeking the best way in which their youth can be supported. During his graduate studies, Josh completed research on how urban design impacts civic and social engagement; the first project of its kind in Canada.

As a volunteer, Josh is chair of the Boards of Directors for the St. John's Farmers' Market and Happy City St. John's. Under his guidance, the Farmers Market has seen great expansion and is set to move to a larger space next year which will allow expansion of vendors and community usage. Happy City St. John's is a non-profit focused on facilitating and informing civic dialogue, and under Josh's guidance the organization has expanded its mandate and most recently engaged in a variety of activities during the municipal election to improve voter engagement and awareness as well as offering support for new candidates.

Josh, in every facet of his life, embodies what it means to be an everyday political citizen, by acting to improve the spaces in which citizens interact and the conversations those citizens have with each other.

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Samara's Everyday Political Citizen celebrates positive political role models and builds a culture of positive politics in Canada. Conducted coast-to-coast-to-coast, the contest aims to recognize the rich diversity of politics and democracy in Canada, crowdsourcing hundreds of nominations from Canadians like you. Read more about Everyday Political Citizen, see more nominations, or submit your own nomination.

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