Councillor Leanna Villella is serving her first term on regional council.
Councillor Villella was born and raised in Welland and has been the successful small business owner of Rose City Travel for 30 years. She is a graduate of the Niagara College law clerk program having been the recipient of the Peter Kormos Memorial Scholarship for Social Justice. She is presently employed by Steven L. Nagy Law Firm as a real estate law clerk.
She is an active volunteer for growing community events including chair and one of the founding members of Welland Guinness Award, winning Canadian Tire Floatfest and a member of the Feast Street Niagara team. All events helped to raise the profile of her community.
Councillor Villella volunteered a decade of her life to CARSA, Niagara Regional Sexual Assault Centre and participated in the Child Assault Prevention Program. She is a strong supporter of local initiatives to better the lives of the citizens of Welland, such as Open Arms Mission, Faith Welland Outreach, parking lot food drives and Welland Food Drive, the Semicolon Campaign to increase mental health awareness and many others to assist the vulnerable in her community.
Councillor Villella is the mother of two amazing children, Kelsey and Christian.