Team Tobi | Équipe Tobi

Sophie Laghi

  • Councillor Assistant | Adjointe au Conseiller Tobi Nussbaum
Sophie has a background in Canadian Studies and Social Service Work, and has previously worked with the City of Toronto. She is passionate about youth civic engagement and is interested in sustainable housing solutions and building inclusive, accessible communities. Sophie is the person to contact when you’ve got questions but you’re not quite sure where to start – give her a call or email and she will help direct you to the right city staff or Team Tobi member. Outside the hours of 9 a.m to 5 p.m. you will most likely find Sophie singing in a choir or scoping out Ottawa’s best spots for brunch! 

Laura Hagerman

  • Councillor's Assistant | Adjointe au Conseiller Tobi Nussbaum
Laura has a degree in Urban Planning from the University of Waterloo. She is passionate about vibrant-mixed use corridors, complete streets, upholding community plans to ensure appropriate development, and bike racks. She is available to provide more information on the many planning files in Rideau-Rockcliffe and related inquiries. She will also be active on the transit file and is here to help residents with transit-related inquiries. Outside the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. you will see her at the soccer field, baseball diamond, hockey rink, teaching fitness classes or visiting the best bubble tea places in #ottcity with her pet bunny.

Jesse Cressman-Dickinson

  • Advisor - Community Relations and Special Projects | Adjointe-conseillère – Relations communautaires et projets spéciaux
Jesse has a background in community management and stakeholder relations. She is excited about experimenting with new forms of public engagement, efficient reliable transit, creating quality public spaces for people of all ages and abilities and working with local organizations to address community challenges. She’s here to help you navigate the City's operations portfolio including: Community and Social Services, Ottawa Community Housing, Transit and Parks and Recreation.  Outside the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. you will likely see Jesse at a community meeting, speaking about new models of philanthropy and taking a selfie on Adawe Crossing.  

Laura Mueller

  • Advisor - Planning, Transportation & Heritage | Adjointe-conseillère - Urbanisme, transports & patrimoine
Laura has a background in journalism and previously covered municipal issues in Ottawa and other cities and towns. She’s passionate about celebrating the cultural resource of our city’s built heritage, reducing speeding on residential streets in Rideau-Rockcliffe and enhancing transportation choice by increasing active transportation opportunities and improving connectivity for cyclists and pedestrians. You can connect with her to get a better understanding of the City’s built heritage and transportation portfolios. Laura is also the main point of contact for media inquiries. Outside the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. you will find Laura at a concert of a local band, exploring the city by bike or kayak or discussing placemaking at one of the city’s many urbanism events. 

Birgit Scheichl

  • Councillor Assistant | Adjointe au Conseiller Tobi Nussbaum
Birgit has a background in political science and has worked internationally in many client-serving, research and policy roles. Birgit is excited about engaging on local issues, finding creative ways to connect with residents and co-ordinating out-of-the-box events.  Birgit is here to help you navigate the City’s various departments and takes an active role in the Community and Protective Services portfolio and event planning from within my office. Outside the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. you will see Birgit transporting her young daughter by bicycle chariot, scouting the city for the best pretzels and guerrilla gardening in her yard.