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Executive Director, Winnipeg Metropolitan Regionhttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Colleen SklarExecutive Director, Winnipeg Metropolitan Region<div class="ExternalClassCEF9838F5F5A48379FB4E226A2F293D3"><p></p><p>Colleen Sklar is the Executive Director of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region where she works with local leaders from across Manitoba in building opportunities for collaboration on land use planning, infrastructure investment, economic development, and water management and protection. She also leads the Lake Friendly Initiative, aimed at creating action across all sectors to protect and preserve Manitoba’s freshwater resources.</p><p>Colleen graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a degree in Conflict Resolution and International Development. Her area of focus has been on creating new organizational structures that can address the challenges faced today by governments, business, and organizations. Colleen is a strong proponent of local-level engagement to build resilience into the future. Her leadership style focuses on building consensus and partnerships to create dynamic organizational processes that ensure all voices are heard. Colleen’s communication skills have created many opportunities to work with provincial, local, and Indigenous governments as well as NGOs on a variety of projects aimed at building resilient and strong communities.</p><p>Colleen is an IAP2 Certified Community Consultant, a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal for her volunteer work and acted in the capacity of vice-chair on the Lake Manitoba Flood Appeal Commission for the Province of Manitoba.</p><p><em>Embracing Change and Circularity in Canadian Cities and Regions | 12:15 pm PST</em></p><p><br></p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakersPhoto2021/ColleenSkylar.jpg, http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakersPhoto2021/ColleenSkylar.jpgGP0|#9ed80e84-d322-4cef-bc1d-2bf401e0387d;L0|#09ed80e84-d322-4cef-bc1d-2bf401e0387d|Colleen Sklar;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#3499e05c-49cf-47f1-9ac7-e17073eabf4cColleenSklar