After seven years of service as the Editor of the Heritage Ottawa Newsletter, Veronica Vaillancourt has decided to step down. She is also retiring as a member of our Board of Directors where she provided sound advice and a healthy sense of outrage at those who would destroy our built heritage.
It hardly seems like seven years ago that we announced the appointment of our ``new`` Newsletter Editor. Veronica came to the job as a long-time heritage activist and enthusiast. She had been a member the City of Ottawa’s Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee where she served as both Chair and Vice-Chair. Until her retirement in 2002, she had been Director of Communications for the Heritage Canada Foundation and was Editor of its magazine, Heritage. We couldn’t have found a more qualified editor!
With the help of our graphic designer, Jan Soetermans, Veronica has produced 20 issues of the Newsletter over the past seven years. She has been a one-person editorial committee, coercing recalcitrant and tardy contributors, offering diplomatic yet effective editorial comment and providing members with informative and thought-provoking news on the Ottawa built heritage scene.
We shall all miss her terribly but she has promised to keep in touch between her travels to far-off places. We wish her well and offer her hearty thanks for her efforts.
Thank you, Veronica!