Dan Jacobs

Consultant

Toronto | Telephone: 416-979-1115 x 226 |  Email Dan | Download V-card

About Dan

Dan brings significant experience in municipal politics to the Capital Hill Group.  Prior to joining the CHG team, Dan held the position of Chief of staff to the Mayor of the City of Toronto as well as in the office of 2 City Councillors. He has also worked on several municipal campaigns, as well as provincial electoral and nomination campaigns.

As the lead for policy and strategic planning, Dan became intimately familiar with the inner workings of the City of Toronto and municipal politics. He was responsible for monitoring media and social media for policy items and issues related to City business, worked with City staff to establish policy framework, and acted as spokesperson and media contact for the offices for which he worked. Dan also regularly liaised with other councillors as well as City staff and senior members of the bureaucracy to resolve issues.

Prior to working at the City, Dan worked for several years at Newstalk 1010, Canada’s largest talk and news radio station.  As a producer and occasional contributor, Dan worked with a number of City officials, two Mayors of Toronto, and numerous on-air personalities, and was responsible for ‘outside the box’ thinking to bring new concepts to address ongoing discussion items.

 

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

  • Municipal policy and process
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Policy Research

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Chief of Staff to Mayor of the City of Toronto
  • Chief of Staff to two Toronto City Councillors
  • Producer, Newstalk 1010 AM Toronto