Jason Reynar is an innovator who embraces the mantra, “Don’t worry, be crappy” – inspired by Guy Kawasaki’s talk, The Art of Innovation. He uses this as an approach to innovation focussing on action and implementation rather than fussing over perfection. He is passionate about rapid improvement of quality of life though local government. When traditional transit proved to be unaffordable and impractical, one disruptive town decided to subsidize ride-sharing instead. Jason Reynar lead the government team that established this public-private partnership with Uber — what they believe to be a global first.

As the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Innisfil (Ontario, Canada), Jason leads a team of dedicated public servants that strive to create an organization and community that is authentic, collaborative and creative. When he’s not re-imagining how government works, Jason (and his family) enjoy all that Lake Simcoe has to offer.

Jason educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Criminal Justice and Public Policy from the University of Guelph; a Bachelor of Laws and Masters in Law (Municipal Specialization) from Osgoode Hall Law School; and, a Master in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business. Rapidly improving our quality of life through local government innovation is Jason’s passion. As a lawyer, he navigates through the haze of regulation to find practical—and sometimes disruptive—ways to deliver services, such as a public transit system powered by a ride-sharing app. As the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Innisfil (Ontario, Canada), Jason leads a team of dedicated public servants that strive to create an organization and community that is authentic, collaborative and creative. When he’s not re-imagining how government works, Jason (and his family) enjoy all that Lake Simcoe has to offer.

Jason educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Criminal Justice and Public Policy from the University of Guelph; a Bachelor of Laws and Masters in Law (Municipal Specialization) from Osgoode Hall Law School; and, a Master in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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