Strong Leadership - Prove Track Record - Active Community Member
Don Hamilton for Mayor of Markham
It's Time for Change!
“Working Together for a Better Markham!” was the slogan for my Regional Councillor campaign in 2018. However I believe it’s time for a change in leadership at the City of Markham and that’s why I am running for the position of Mayor. Together we really can make Markham better.
During the last 4 years on Council, I have been honoured to represent you as Deputy Mayor and Regional Councillor and if elected as Mayor I will:
- provide timely responses to resident inquiries, issues and problems
- re-introduce a City of Markham Lobbyist Registry
- be supportive of the York Region Vacant Housing Tax initiative
- advocate for responsible use of tax dollars and keeping City and Regional tax increases to inflation or below
- support affordable housing projects through the York Region land dedication program
- engage with York Regional Police to strengthen neighbourhood safety programs
- ensure each Ward has an off-leash dog park
- embrace the diversity of Markham’s multicultural community
- promote our arts, culture and recreation programs and facilities
- be supportive of better transit, pedestrian and cycling infrastructure
- be proactive in attracting new business and responsible development to Markham
- be a strong supporter of a greener Markham and York Region and heritage preservation in our villages
I will work closely with your Ward Councillor on local issues. At the Region, I will work with York Region Council in the best interest of Markham residents.
During the last term of Council, I have been writing a weekly eNewsletter called The Markham Exchange. It has provided updates and information on items in the City and around York Region. Are you receiving it? If not, please subscribe.
I believe I can best serve all Markham residents as the Mayor of the City. I hope I can count on your support in the upcoming Municipal election this Fall.
It’s time for change!