Jill Brewer, the deputy city manager for St. John's, has been named one of the Top 20 Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity for 2013 by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sports and Physical Activity.
A news release from the city notes that since moving to St. Johnâs 29 years ago, Brewer has made many contributions to support sport and recreation.
She was the first female manager of St. Johnâs Memorial Stadium (1994) and the cityâs first female director of recreation, and is the longest-standing female director at city hall since 1998.
Brewer also serves on the board of directors of a number of provincial and national sports organizations, including Coaching NL and Diving Canada.
âWe are very proud that Jill Brewer has been recognized nationally for her work and accomplishments as one of the most influential women in sport in Canada,â say Mayor Dennis OâKeefe. âJill has made numerous positive contributions to sport and recreation in our community including creating our first concrete skate park, installing âgreen gymsâ in city parks that allows free access to outdoor fitness equipment, the creation of the Bowring Park Splash Pad and the development of our REAL Program, now in its 10th year.
"She has also worked with other community agencies to expand their recreation services including the YMCA, Easter Seals, the Boys and Girls Club Buckmasters Circle and the MacMorran Centre.â