Jesse Helmer

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Senior Research Associate, Communities

Jesse is a Senior Research Associate at PLACE where he focuses on climate-friendly housing policy. He brings a mix of applied and academic experience in urban politics and policy as a two-term city councilor in London, PhD Candidate in political science at Western University, and part-time instructor in both Western's local government program and Huron University College's governance, leadership, and ethics program. An avid cyclist, Jesse loves riding along the Thames Valley Parkway with his wife, Kate, and daughter, Flora.