About Karen Beamish
Karen has been a Peterborough resident for over 30 years. She also owns a cottage in North Kawartha. Karen chose to settle in Peterborough initially for employment, and appreciates the area for its quality of life, as a good place to raise a family, and for the opportunities to make connections and contribute to the community. During her career, Karen has been a Teacher, Consultant and Elementary School Principal. She has worked in adult education and leadership training through the Ministry of Education, Fleming College and Trent University. Karen is active on a volunteer level with several community organizations. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Peterborough Family Resource Centre and a member of Hospice Peterborough’s Every Moment Matters Campaign Cabinet. Previously, she served on the board and committees of The Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough and the Peterborough Festival of Trees. Karen brings to the Peterborough Economic Development Board of Directors her experience and expertise in governance, education and training, strategic planning and implementation, staff development, mentoring, building community, and fostering relationships. Karen’s vision for Peterborough is of a vibrant, peaceful community offering a quality of life that results in people wanting to live in this area, and where there are meaningful and sustainable employment and recreational opportunities for all ages and skill levels.