Sherri Rollins is the City Councillor for Fort-Rouge East Fort Garry
In her second term of office at City Hall, Councillor Sherri Rollins is a member of Mayor Gillingham's Executive Policy Committee, serving as Chair of Property and Development and Chair of the Winnipeg Housing Steering Committee. She sits on Finance Committee, City Centre Community Committee, the Human Rights Committee of Council and five business improvement zone boards including the Downtown Biz, Osborne Village Biz, South Osborne Biz, West Broadway Biz, and Corydon Biz zones.
Sherri works on council to build safer communities through safer streets, community safety, social and economic development including building a more inclusive city through housing first, and poverty reduction efforts. In her first term she worked to build a better city for everyone by building a larger housing department, and ensuring $25 million in Rapid Housing flowed to community organizations that needed it. She supported Amoowigamig, Winnipeg's first public washroom in decades, and is proud of the construction of two more at the Pavilion in Crescent Park and the washroom at Churchill Drive Park. Her safe routes to schools work in partnership with the Green Action Team meant more sidewalks and traffic calming and loving 30km there are more traffic calmed greenways in Winnipeg than before she took office and she is particular proud of her work with Winnipeg's climate justice community on biodiversity and greenspace.
As a member of Manitoba Harm Reduction community, she continues to work with them to raise public awareness of harm reduction services within primary health, equitable health access, community building and safer service delivery for those and by those that are impacted by substance abuse.
She is committed to realizing the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the municipal level and responding to the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and calls to justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Prior to becoming the City Councillor for Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry, she was Senior Advisor to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and Chairperson for the largest and oldest school board in Manitoba: the Winnipeg School Division.
Sherri's career has focused on many dynamic areas including: community engagement, government access, education issues, health and social policy, social and economic development, accessibility, treaty land entitlement, mineral resource development, canada border services agency program implementation, legacy issues of Indian Residential Schools, organizational design, training and development, corporate strategic planning, program review, and public administration.
Sherri has a BA in Conflict Resolution Studies from the University of Winnipeg. In 2010 she chose Judaism completing the conversion process at Shaarey Zedek Synagogue. She is a proud Wendat woman. She lives in Winnipeg with her partner Darcy Rollins and her three children.