A true Hamiltonian.
Born & raised in Hamilton’s East End, Laura Farr graduated high school from Hill Park Secondary after many moves around the city. Her father worked for a time at Stelco, and her mother was a member of the CUPE Local 1797. Laura grew up cycling and hiking all over Hamilton, and was involved in many musical theatre and Shakespearian plays in her youth. She put herself through post-secondary school bartending and serving at many establishments in Hamilton, Burlington and Toronto.
Experience working at City Hall
Laura’s first job with the City of Hamilton was as a Community Sports Organizer at Norman “Pinky” Lewis Recreation Centre.
Working closely with many different councillors, the mayor and the City of Hamilton Manager in over a decade of service at City Hall, including 4 years as the Executive Assistant to the Mayor, Laura understands the ins and outs of both Council and City Management, and knows who to contact to get things done.
Laura’s goal is to ensure that there is constant communication and accountability through the Council office, and she has a proven record of doing her utmost to help resolve issues and listening to residents.
A Community leader
Laura has a long history of being deeply ingrained and involved in her community. Whether it is helping her neighbours with navigating City Hall services, being the publisher of the local Gibson and Lansdale Community Planning Team, the community newspaper The Herald, or bringing together Hamiltonians and City staff to accomplish uncommon projects she has always established herself within her community.
She has lived in Landsdale since 2011, and is involved with the Gibson Lansdale Community Planning Team, and the Core Kids After School Program, the Cathy Wever Parent Council as well as many other community groups and events. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton.
Laura lives with her son, Connor, who many know on social media as “MrC”, and they can often be found at area parks and shops. She enjoys gardening, cooking for friends, and plays underwater hockey.
Why are you running?
Laura Farr understands that being a great local councillor isn’t glamorous, and your decisions shouldn’t get you on the evening news.
“This is about the things that most people don’t want to have to worry about – that the roads are in good shape, the water is clean, the garbage is picked up, the parks fun and property taxes are kept low. It’s about what matters. And that is why I am running to be the Ward 3 Councillor.”
On October 24, 2022, vote for Laura Farr for Councillor Ward 3, for the things that really matter.