Bio: Barbara Utech

Barbara Uteck

Since retiring as Secretary to the Governor General of Canada, Barbara Uteck has devoted herself to volunteering in the arts and community building. As a docent at the National Gallery, an organizer and fundraiser for an early childhood education program in Vanier, as a volunteer Citizenship Court judge and as a member of the Executive Committee of the OAG Board since 2013, Barbara has connected her passion for the visual arts to the development of meaningful citizenship engagement. She loves working with OAG staff and fellow board members to  support local artists, to open the OAG doors to everyone, local residents and visitors to Ottawa, to use the power of art to help people understand and respect one another’s differences and come together to enjoy, reflect, create and build a better city.