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Corktown NA



The Corktown Neighbourhood Association (NA) is a non-profit volunteer based neighbourhood organization serving the Corktown neighbourhood. Our mission is to engage residents in community stewardship, foster a sense of neighbourhood pride, and cultivate community connections. The Corktown NA has established a Terms of Reference to guide our organization, roles, responsibilities, terms, commitment, and eligibility. Our Code of Conduct outlines the proper practices for executive members.

TIMA HUSSAIN

CHAIR, WEBSITE MANAGER & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Tima loves Corktown because it is urban, yet family friendly, with easy access to transit, shops, restaurants, parks, and trails. She is an advocate for sustainable development and investments in resilient infrastructure. Having restored several period properties, Tima is passionate about preservation and adaptive reuse of historical buildings.

LEANNE STEPHENSON

SECRETARY & DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE
Leanne has been a Corktown resident since 2014. She enjoys the outdoor spaces and independent businesses the community has to offer. Leanne has a background in Architectural Technology with 10+ years of Project Management experience. She has joined the NA executive to be more involved in understanding the on-going development of the neighbourhood and support new community initiatives.

PEGGY COSTIE

TREASURER & DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE
Peggy has called Corktown home for 43 years. She’s a very proud Corktowner and Hamiltonian. She has been a member of the Corktown Neighbourhood Association Executive since 2014 and has contributed to community projects and initiatives for over 20 years.

JOHN ABRAHAM

ADOPT-A-PARK COORDINATOR


John has called Corktown home since 2014. He appreciates Corktown's rich history and is interested in neighbourhood beautification. He takes a hands-on approach to neighbourhood improvements and hopes to inspire others to do the same.

JAMIE PHILP

GRAPHIC DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE
Jamie moved to Corktown in 2014 with his wife. He loves the vibrancy of the neighbourhood and how central it is to so many great parts of Hamilton (trails, parks, downtown, restaurants, etc.). He joined the Executive to be more involved in the neighborhood, and is passionate about working with the community on events and projects that will engage and invigorate Corktown residents.

LAUREN BRADY

CO-CHAIR OF DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE

Lauren moved to Hamilton in 2006 to attend McMaster University and decided that she wanted to permanently call the city “home”. She moved to Corktown in 2015 and joined the Corktown NA in 2017 to become more involved in the community and advocate for positive changes in the neighbourhood.

JESSICA MEROLLI

CO-CHAIR OF DEVELOPMENT SUBCOMMITTEE
Jessica loves Corktown because it's a diverse and welcoming place to live. She looks forward to building a more inclusive, accessible, and fun Hamilton with fellow city residents. When she's not teaching or engaging in politics, you can find Jessica making DIY Halloween decorations.

JAIMIE RIZZO

GENERAL MEMBER
Jaimie is a born-and-raised Hamiltonian, and has lived in Corktown since 2016. An alumni of McMaster University and University of Windsor, she has experience in recreation, youth leadership and community engagement, with special interest in inclusion, accessibility, and social justice. Jaimie joined the NA to further engage with and help grow the Corktown community.