City of Pickering Appoints Christine Doody-Hamilton as Ward 2 City Councillor

Posted on Friday January 14, 2022

Pickering, ON, January 14, 2022 - At last night’s Special Meeting of Council, the City of Pickering appointed Christine Doody-Hamilton to fill the vacant seat of City Councillor, Ward 2.

Councillor Doody-Hamilton will bring a strong and proven environmental ethos to the Council and Committee meetings, which will help strengthen and guide the City’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.  Namely, she obtained a Master of Environmental Studies at York University, and has worked for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, focusing on watershed management.  In addition, she has also committed herself to public service by volunteering with a number of organizations including the DEAC (Durham Environmental Advisory Committee), LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests), and previously the Duffins Creek Watershed Taskforce.

Further, Councillor Doody-Hamilton has extensive project management skills and budgeting experience, which will be advantageous as the City commences its Budget discussions in March.  Coupled with her strong understanding of the municipal planning process, her Colleagues on Council felt that she would be able to ‘hit the ground running’ and make immediate, informed, and meaningful contributions to Council’s deliberations, as well as the public discourse.

As a former professor of 30 years in the School of Environmental and Civil Engineering Technology at Seneca College, Councillor Doody-Hamilton is passionate about educating and engaging with a diverse community of students and youth.  She also served in ‘Women in Technology’ outreach initiatives to promote STEM and the School of Civil Engineering Technology to teenage girls.

“I am honoured and very humbled to have been selected for this very important role,” said Councillor Doody-Hamilton.  “There are many challenges facing Ward 2 and the City of Pickering, and I give you my solemn promise that I will work to the best of my ability to help the residents of Ward 2 and the larger Pickering community.  I look forward to working with you all as we build this great city of Pickering.”


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community. 

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