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Mayor David Hamilton

Portrait of Mayor David Hamilton

David Hamilton was born in Fort William and attended Fort William Collegiate Institute (FWCI) before studying Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He worked in public administration in the United States, and since 2008, has been County Administrator for Hernando County, Florida.

Hamilton served as Councillor for Northwood Ward from 1985 to 1991 before being elected Mayor, a position he held for two terms from 1991 to 1997. One of his priorities as Mayor was to establish closer controls over City spending and launched a major restructuring to help the City government run in a more business-like manner.

City facilities were repaired and debate was held over what to do with a deteriorating Fort William Gardens as well as whether a second storey should be added to the Balmoral police station. A giardia contamination of the water supply in late 1997 brought to the forefront issues of water safety. Hamilton wanted to keep the Loch Lomond supply operational as a backup. Also during Hamilton's tenure as Mayor, Thunder Bay hosted the World Nordic Ski Championships in 1995.

Born: 1950 in Fort William, Ontario
Councillor: 1985-1991
Mayor: 1991-1997

 

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