A life-long advocate of Stratford ...

A record of public service ...

Married to his wife Carolyn, and with two children, Kaitlyn and Riley, Dan has been a life-long resident and advocate for Stratford.

Having sat on municipal council since 1995, Dan has been a member on numerous boards and committees in healthcare, municipal affairs, law enforcement, athletics, not-for-profits, universities, and colleges.

Beyond serving as Mayor of Stratford, Dan is heavily involved in the community, as he is currently Chair of Kings University College at Western University, Chair of the Stratford Police Services Board, a member of the Board of Directors of Festival Hydro and Rhyzome Networks, the Stratford Festival, and the Advisory Board of the University of Waterloo-Stratford Campus. Dan is also a Governor on the Board of i-Canada and is on the Advisory Board for Walsh University - Institute for the Study of the Intelligent Community.

In November 2015 Dan was awarded the Alumni Award of Excellence from the Master of Public Administration, Local Government program at Western University. He is also the 2016 Western University, Public Administration Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, lecturing on governance and innovation in public institutions.

In 2012, Dan was chosen by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, paying tribute to community leaders whose endeavours have set them apart as technology innovators. As well, Dan received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for public service.