Speaker Profiles

Marianne Meed Ward

Marianne Meed Ward


City of Burlington

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward was elected as the 29th mayor of Burlington, Ontario in October of 2018. She is also the second woman to hold that position in Burlington’s history. She previously served as a Burlington city councillor for 2 consecutive terms, from 2010 to 2018. Prior to her career in politics, Marianne worked for 22 years as a journalist for clients including the Toronto Sun, Vision TV, CBC, CHCH news, Chatelaine, Ryerson University and more, committed to keeping people informed about the issues and information that impact their lives. She lives in Burlington with her husband, 3 children, and their Wheaten terrier, Boston.

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