Councillor Jackie Compton Hobbs – Chair, Community Services & Recreation Committee
Councillor Jackie Compton-Hobbs was raised in Happy Valley-Goose Bay and has been volunteering in the community for over 20 years. She has dedicated her life to the improvement of recreation and wellness and sits on the executive of many sports organizations in the region.
In her early years, she worked as the Summer Recreation Director for the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
Her political career began in 2013 when she was elected as a Town Councillor for the Happy Valley-Goose Bay municipal government. She is currently in
her second term on Council.
Since being elected, she has been a strong advocate and voice for the enhancement of recreation, quality of life, and wellness within the community. Jackie chairs the Town’s Community Services and Recreation Committee which oversees the municipal recreation department and all recreation activities/initiatives the Town spearheads as well as partnership events with community groups.
She, along with Council, continues to advocate for increased quality of life and recreation in Upper Lake Melville, through the advancement of the Labrador Wellness Centre project. A facility which will not only benefit citizens in the region, but all Labradorians who convene in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for major recreation events such as the Labrador Winter Games, of which she currently sits on the Board of Directors.
Through the years Jackie has volunteered in recreation, housing, women’s issues, persons with disabilities and service groups. She is currently the President of Ladies Slow Pitch Softball and has been involved with the executive for 23 years. Jackie is a recipient of the 2015 Public Service Award of Excellence, 2017 Labrador Distinction Award, 2017 Wayne Earl Memorial Award, and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award for her volunteer work.