Ian Chadwick is a veteran of 40 years in the media. He was reporter/photographer and later managing editor of Collingwood’s Enterprise Bulletin newspaper, and local radio correspondent for CBC’s Ontario Morning for a dozen years. He hosted the current events program, Politically Speaking, for Rogers TV and was co-host of the variety/interview show, Medium Rare on Rogers TV.
Ian served on Collingwood Council for three terms, 2003-14. In December, 2011, Municipal World published his first book about municipal issues: Politically Speaking, a guide to media relations and communications strategies for municipal politicians, boards and staff. His second book Digital Connections, on using social media for municipal politicians and employees, was released in May, 2012. His third book, Buzz, Brands & Going Viral – a sourcebook for marketing, branding and public relations for municipalities – was published by Municipal World in late 2013.
He also completed a book on Machiavelli’s The Prince for municipal politicians (aka Machiavelli for Mayors; it can be read online here).
Ian is communications director for the Ontario Municipal Water Association, a member of Simcoe County’s museum board, and a member of the Lake Simcoe South Georgian Bay Source Water Protection committee. He continues as a freelance writer and editor, graphic and website designer, a blogger since 2005, social commentator, political critic, researcher, communication consultant, and wannabe novelist. He plays the ukulele, bass, guitar and harmonica, bakes bread, makes his own pasta, reads voraciously and has an incessant passion for learning. He was recently ordained as a Dudeist priest after re-watching The Big Lebowski.
Follow Ian on Twitter @iwchadwick and look for his Facebook pages. He is also on LinkedIn and Google+.
NB: For genealogy buffs, this archived blog is about his musical family and this one is about other links on his family tree.