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Mayor Jamie McGarvey

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Mayor Jamie McGarveyJamie McGarvey has been a Municipal Councillor for 25 years, Mayor for 4 years and a Customer Service Advisor with Parry Sound Home Hardware for 37 years. In 2014 Jamie was re-elected to the position of Mayor in the Town of Parry Sound. Jamie has served on a variety of Boards and Commissions over the past 30 years and has had many dealings with all levels of Government. 

Jamie is a fourth generation Parry Sound resident and is married to Alison Scarrow. They have three children; Michael, Aaron and Bronwyn. 

Mayor McGarvey has an extensive lifetime of experience in Parry Sound; he has served on many local, area and district committees:

Record of Experience:

  • Senior Customer Service Advisor and Product Specialist, Parry Sound Home Hardware, 1978 to Present - Currently Assistant Manager
  • Councillor  - Township of Christie, December 1985 to November 1991
  • Councillor - Town of Parry Sound, December 1991 to 2010
  • Mayor - Town of Parry Sound 2010 to Present
  • Director - Ontario Small Urban Municipalities (OSUM) Board of Directors 2011 to Present - Currently Caucus Chair
  • Director - Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Board of Directors 2011 to Present - Currently Caucus Chair and Chair of the Housing Task Force Committee
  • Director - Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association Board of Directors 2011 to 2014
  • Governance Committee of Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association
  • Board Member - Parry Sound District Social Services Administration Board 2003 to Present
  • Chair - Parry Sound District Land Ambulance Committee 2001 to Present
  • President - Parry Sound Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation 2010 to Present
  • Chair - Parry Sound District Provincial Offences Advisory Committee 2004 to 2006
  • Chair - Parry Sound Area Community Policing Advisory Committee 1998 to 2006
  • Board Member - Parry Sound Police Services Board 1994 to 1997
  • Commission Member - Parry Sound Area Economic Development Commission 1986 to 1994
  • Board Member - District of Parry Sound Youth Employment Services 1987 to 1991 

Over the years Jamie has worked with Federal and Provincial politicians and staff to help create opportunity for the Parry Sound Area. His work to get natural gas to the Parry Sound Area and to get a Community Futures Committee, which was able to get a Community Business Development Corporation here, has definitely helped the Parry Sound Area.

Jamie has assisted in building one of the best Land Ambulance services in Ontario and has saved two people with the use of CPR. He has been recognized by the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association for taking initiative in trying to change federal and provincial policy so that more affordable housing can be built and current housing stock maintained. Jamie continues to work in the Parry Sound community to help create growth and greater opportunity.

Mayor McGarvey can be contacted via email.  No anonymous communications will be accepted.  Contact information is requested for follow-up.

 

 

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