Meet Councillor Hamid

Councillor Zeeshan Hamid has represented his constituents in the council since he was first elected in 2010.

Prior to his election, he served on the Milton Transit Advisory Committee and represented Milton in Halton’s Inter-Municipal Committee on Sustainability. During his tenure at the Town Council, he has served on various boards and committees, including Interview Committee, Transit Advisory, Economic Development and the Library Board.

Outside of his council work, Hamid is an active volunteer, and an avid advocate for mental health, environment, youth mentoring and social justice. He is a past president of Milton Toastmasters, and is active in mentoring and coaching youth in the community. He currently serves as a Director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton.

A graduate of the University of Waterloo, Hamid works for a large multinational corporation as a technology leader in downtown Toronto, and lives in Milton with his three children.

Online he can be found on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Recent Posts

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    Pictures of the new community centre

    One of the most exciting projects of my time in the council is the new Library branch and community centre in my ward (on Savoline and Main), east of the Sherwood Park.  With a twin-pad arena, swimming pool, library, older adult activity area and banquet room, I am more excited about this than I have been about any other development (including the Velodrome).

    A lot of work went into this! Here’s a sneak preview of what it will look like! 

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    Councillor Zee HamidPictures of the new community centre
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    Lessons on Communications

    I was first elected in 2010 because I communicated really well with residents. I continued communicating actively and regularly after my election, but something changed. As I got more educated in the legislative and policy framework, I realized I started speaking governmentese, instead of Tim Horton’s (credit: expression borrowed from Mayor Jeff Lehman from Barrie)!

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    Councillor Zee HamidLessons on Communications
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    Result of the Election Signs Bylaw debate

    Please see this for background: http://zeehamid.com/recommended-changes-to-election-signs-bylaw/ first. Currently, our election signs bylaw makes us unique in the area (and not in a good way). We make it really easy for a wealthy candidate to crowd out everyone else, which kills the entire purpose of allowing election signs for name recognition.  

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    Councillor Zee HamidResult of the Election Signs Bylaw debate

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