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  Mark Whaley     
Ward 5 Councillor
City of Waterloo



 Experienced ~ Committed ~ Leader

        Mark's leadership skills and in depth
        knowledge of community issues are utilized
        in a wide variety of hands on and advisory
        positions within Waterloo.


Term:  2014 - 2018

Council Liaison for Economic Development- 
A leading role in attraction and retention of businesses in Waterloo

Waterloo Economic Development Committee-
Business and academic leadership advisory group

Sustainability Advisory Committee-
Seeking to develop sustainable practices in all city departments and services

Sign Variance Committee-
Ensuring that new signs in the city meet stringent guidelines

Landfill Liaison Committee-
Keeping abreast of policy and procedure at Waterloo landfill

Ten Thousand Forests-
Grassroots environmental group morphed from 10,000 Trees Project focused on planting trees

Term:  2010 - 2014

Council Liaison for Economic Development- 
A leading role in attraction and retention of businesses in Waterloo

Ambassador Committee-
esponsible for global outreach activities

Waterloo Economic Development Committee-
Citizen led advisory group of council

Waterloo Environmental Action Committee- 
Advisors to council on Environmental issues

Waterloo Region Landfill Liaison Committee- 
Citizen input organization on landfill operations

iCanada Member-
Promoting the Intelligent Community movement in Canada

10,000 Trees Project-
Grassroots environmental group planting trees in Waterloo

Term: 2006 - 2010

Ambassador Committee-
Responsible for global outreach

KW Oktoberfest Advisory Committee-
Provide guidance and support to Oktoberfest Board of Directors

Laurel Creek & Sanitary Trunk Sewer Task Force-
Monitor rehabilitation of sewage line and the creek corridor along Marshall

Town & Gown Committee-
Enhance relationships with students

Regional Transportation Master Plan Committee-
Maps out transportation plan to 2031

Waterloo Economic Development Committee-
Committee advises Council and Economic Development Dept.

Term: 2003 - 2006

Recreation & Leisure Liaison Councillor-
Department programs all sports organizations, senior services, heritage resources and arts and culture

Library Board Trustee-
Oversaw renovation and technology innovations

Waterloo Community Arts Centre Board of Directors-
Worked to secure funding and promote local artists in city hall

55 Plus Board-
Advocate on behalf of senior programming

Cultural Development Committee-
Worked to secure more funding for arts organizations

Heritage Waterloo Committee-
to preserve historic building and sites in the community

Trails Advisory Committee-
Promoted expansion and maintenance of trails


Leadership Award

Mark is a
Canadian Urban Leadership Award recipient
presented in 2006 by
the Canadian Urban Institute.  This national award recognizes "outstanding contributions to our civic public realm".




Election Day:
October 22, 2018



Contact Information: 
(C) 519.635.9436

(H)  519.886.4774

(F)  519.886.0715                                                                

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