Dave Ryan
Mayor, City of Pickering

Mayor Dave Ryan and his wife Anne have lived in Pickering since 1985, where they raised their two daughters, and now their three granddaughters.

He was first elected to Pickering City Council in 1994. In 2003, he retired from a 33-year career in general business and management at IBM when he was elected Mayor of Pickering. On October 27, 2014, he was re-elected for a fourth consecutive term. Upon completion of this term of office, Dave Ryan will be the longest serving Mayor in Pickering's history.

Mayor Ryan has identified Business Development and Responsible Growth as his highest priorities. As co-chair of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA), he played a key role in securing multi-million dollar funding from the senior levels of government to enhance the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton's global FDI efforts. With funding in place, he helped lead and oversee the GTMA's transition to Toronto Global.

He is also very proud of the revitalization of the Pickering City Centre which is anchored by the Civic Centre complex, Pickering Town Centre, LEED-Gold Office tower, and landmark pedestrian bridge.

Mayor Ryan looks forward to implementing the community of Seaton, the proposed Pickering airport, and Durham Live entertainment district. In light of these transformational projects, he believes that Pickering can achieve dynamic growth while maintaining the liveability of the community by applying smart planning principles.

Sustainability and environmental stewardship are hallmarks of Mayor Ryan's terms of office. In 2008, the City of Pickering received the FCM-CH2M Sustainability Award in Planning for its nation leading work in sustainability and the environment. And in 2010, he was recognized by Alive magazine as 'One of Canada's Greenest Mayors'.