Kemi Akapo has called Peterborough for 17 years. Working to build a vibrant equitable, inclusive community is what she strives to do on a daily basis.
Since December 2018, she has been a City Councillor in the City of Peterborough representing Town Ward (Ward 3) where she works to represent the people of Peterborough and the residents of Town Ward. In additional, she is also the Refugee Resettlement and Case Management Coordinator at the New Canadians Centre.
Kemi moved to Canada in 2005 to attend Trent University where she graduated with an honours B.A. In 2015, she attended the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
Kemi is also the recipient of the inaugural Jessica Melnik Award, received in 2015, celebrating young women who exemplifier compassion, tenacity and a quiet confidence and ability to shine her light on others and encourage others to do the same. In 2020, Kemi was recognized by the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce as one of the “4 under 40” residents of Peterborough who are making their mark in the Peterborough area.
An avid cyclist, Kemi can often be found enjoying Peterborough’s wonderful trails network.