2018 - Emerging Leader

Emerging Leader

Jo Flatt

Senior Manager, Policy & Partnerships, Evergreen

Mid-sized cities have far fewer resources than large cities, which limits investment in inclusive and sustainable economies. Jo created the Mid-Sized Cities Program to support decision-makers and residents in developing and implementing new approaches to increase social and environmental outcomes. In less than two years, they’ve produced a first of its kind research series with over 20 academics; launched a civic incubator; and piloted initiatives in 4 cities, with Mayor and senior administration support. Building on this success, she is now working to scale the program and develop learning platforms for mid-sized city leaders across Canada.