About Yuri

Yuri New GlassesI am an experienced community and digital engagement specialist with a passion for urban planning, public participation and social media. I posses a Master of Public Administration degree and have over 15 years of public policy research, analysis, advocacy, and communications experience.

Currently, I’m the Community Builder at Strong Towns, and a consultant working with a variety of community-oriented initiatives. Contact me if you would like to work together!

 I also volunteer as an associate editor of Spacing Vancouver, president of the Community Land Trust
Foundation of BC, and an elected director of the Co-operative Housing Federation of British Columbia.


Experience

My past positions have included:

I am also a social media specialist with experience in content creation, website maintenance and online community management. Please visit my résumé page to learn more about my professional experience and community involvement.

Highlights

  • Experienced community engagement specialist research analyst with a passion for community planning, public participation and online engagement.
  • Skilled in digital communications, including creating compelling content for websites, blogs and social networks and social media optimization.
  • Proficient in the research, analysis and outreach of public policy issues
  • Effective in liaising between various audiences to provide accurate and actionable information

Specialities

  • Community engagement and facilitation
  • Public policy research, analysis and advocacy
  • Government relations
  • Digital communications, including blogging and social media

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