Jill Balser is a community developer and a strong advocate for community growth and prosperity. Born and raised in Digby, Jill understands the value of listening to our residents and working to help everyone achieve their potential.
Jill is the Project Lead for the local Turning the Tide initiative at Inspiring Communities, a non-profit organization. Her determination to contribute to her community includes being the Co-Chair of the Refugee Sponsorship Group ‘Team Rima’. She also volunteers with various events and boards in the area and led the organization of the first and second Multicultural Festival for the Digby area.
She earned a BSc in Environmental Biology from the University of New Brunswick Saint John and a postgraduate diploma in Sport and Event Marketing from George Brown College. She is currently working toward completing her Master’s Degree in Community Development from the University of Victoria.
Jill is the middle daughter of former Digby-Annapolis MLA and cabinet minister, Hon. Gordon Balser. She is a certified yoga instructor, an avid runner and enjoys golfing with her mom, Wendy and time spent with her sisters Erin and Anne.
She lives in Cornwallis Park with her partner Alex.
If voted MLA for Digby-Annapolis, Jill will continue to be our advocate for:
- Community-based solutions for mental, physical, and emotional health and well-being;
- Access to safe and affordable housing;
- Empowering youth to achieve their education and employment goals.