Team Tobi | Équipe Tobi

Alexandre LeBlanc

  • Councillor's Assistant | Adjoint au Conseiller
Alexandre has a degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Ottawa. He is interested in open and transparent government, active transportation and finding opportunities to align local public policy with best practices. Alexandre is the person to contact when you’ve got questions but you’re not quite sure where to start – give him a call or email and he 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 find Alex out and about, sipping some coffee out of his re-usable Star Wars mug.

Birgit Scheichl

  • Councillor Assistant | Adjointe au Conseiller Tobi Nussbaum
Birgit has a background in political science and history. She has worked internationally in different policy, research and client-serving roles. Birgit is excited about working with local organizations to address community challenges, 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 operations portfolio including: Community and Social Services, Ottawa Community Housing, Parks and Recreation and event planning. Outside the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. you will see Birgit transporting her young kids by bicycle chariot, scouting the city for the best pretzels and guerrilla gardening in her yard. 

Elizabeth Whyte

  • Councillor's Assistant | Adjointe au Conseiller
Elizabeth has a background in Social Work and Canadian Studies and has worked with a wide range of community organizations. Her passion for civic engagement and community development has informed her commitment to ensuring planning reflects the needs of residents. As a public transit user she is dedicated to ensuring the best possible service. She’s here to help you learn more about City Planning such as zoning or by-laws and OC Transpo. Outside the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. you will find Elizabeth at the farmer’s market, enjoying a wide range of community events, or walking her dog rain or shine. 

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.