Jeff's Life Story
Jeff McLaren was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and raised in Victoria B.C. He has an extensive post-secondary education including; Economics, Political Science, Philosophy, and Engineering.
While living in Ottawa, Jeff met and married his wife, Misuk Park. They moved to Korea where he taught English, met her family and learned her culture.
Jeff is a property manager and superintendent for the family business in Kingston. He lives with his wife and two sons, and his extended family also calls Kingston home.
Jeff is heavily invested in community services in Kingston. On behalf of the city, Jeff currently sits on 9 committees or boards: the Planning Committee, the Arts, Recreation and Community Policies Committee (ARC), the Museums and Collections Advisory Committee (MACAC), the Nominations Advisory Committee, Kingston Environment Advisory Forum (KEAF), Kingston Algonquin Limestone Partnership Table (KALPT), Sustainable Kingston Plan Corporation, Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO), and Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health, Board of Health.
In addition to his City commitments, Jeff contributes to the Anglican-Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, Kingston Health Coalition, Transition Kingston, Living Wage Kingston and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
He also moderates a local philosophy club, The Philosophy Hammer, and volunteers at the Seniors Centre, Oasis Senior Support Living Program and at Collins Bay Institution, where he teaches philosophy.
Jeff makes himself available to constituents every Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Chit-Chat Café in the Frontenac Mall.