Jim Mountain has over twenty-five years of experience in the fields of heritage, culture and community renewal. He is currently an Adjunct Professor, Carleton University, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism and is Director of Regeneration Projects for the National Trust For Canada. With the National Trust’s Main Street and Heritage Regions programs, he helped establish Main Street projects across Western Canada, and “Regions” projects from Newfoundland and Labrador to Vancouver Island.
Jim served as Cultural Developer at the City of Ottawa – 2002-2014 – where he assisted in developing the City’s Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture which received the City Manager’s Award of Excellence for Equity and Diversity. Prior to the City of Ottawa, Jim worked with Commonwealth Historic Resource Management Ltd . From 1998 to 2014, he was Sessional Lecturer with Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism on the subjects of heritage conservation and urban and rural sustainability.
In his current role at the National Trust, Jim works to develop and implement innovative arts, culture and heritage-led regeneration initiatives with urban and rural communities across Canada.